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University Park water update: Mayor Roudez condemns Aqua Illinois for allegedly delaying lead abatementIn a University Park water update, Mayor Roudez condemned Aqua Illinois for allegedly delaying lead abatement.

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Supreme Court nominee: A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett's opinions, votes, quotesJudge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017.

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Garfield Park stabbing leaves girl, 5, dead on West Fulton, Chicago police sayA Garfield Park stabbing left a 5-year-old girl dead along West Fulton Saturday morning, Chicago police say.

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Reign, Royals play to 2-all draw in NWSL fall seriesRosie White scored in the 28th minute to give OL Reign a 2-2 draw with the Utah Royals on Saturday in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match.

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VAR decisive in Real Madrid's 3-2 win at 10-man Real BetisSergio Ramos' late penalty has helped Real Madrid win at 10-man Real Betis 3-2 after the video assistant referee spotted a handball in the area.

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Coronavirus Wisconsin Today: WI COVID-19 cases increase by 2,817; 7 additional deathsThe updated Wisconsin coronavirus cases total 113,645 with 1,281 deaths. Here's what you need to know about the WI cases and the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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Syracuse breaks out of rut, defeats Georgia Tech 37-20Tommy DeVito threw for two scores, Sean Tucker ran for two others, and Syracuse broke out of its offensive doldrums to defeat Georgia Tech 37-20 Saturday for its first win of the season.

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Constable: How Lisle native managed to run 7 marathons in one weekIn his quests to raise money and awareness during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Lisle native Peter Krzwosz has been inventive.

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Monsters Among Us: Kenneth Hansen savagely killed 3 young boys in 1955; Convicted and sentenced to 200-300 years in prisonVictims John Schuessler, 13, Anton Schuessler, 11 Robert Peterson, 14 Three Boys Murdered, Bodies Piled In Ditch At Outskirts Of Chicago Police say no clues in Chicago case Five quizzed in Chicago murder case Father of Slain Boys Succumbs Suspect Charged In Slayings That Shook City 39 Years Ago U.S. Outlines Case In 40-year-old Slayings&.

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Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme CourtPresident Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.

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Lake Michigan breaks record for deadliest year for drownings: Great Lakes Surf Rescue ProjectThe Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project says that many of the 53 deaths in Lake Michigan in 2020 were preventable.

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Illinois joins pact to protect monarch butterfly habitatThe project brings together public and private agencies and residents to preserve necessary habitat for monarchs to survive and continue their crucial migration.

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Beloved Proprietor of NW Side Restaurant Throws Retirement Party After Nearly 60 YearsAfter nearly 60 years, the proprietor of one of the Northwest Side’s most iconic restaurant is retiring, but before she leaves, she looked to say thank you to her customers in a unique way.

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About 200 people gather in Portland, Oregon, for rally hosted by right-wing Proud BoysDozens wearing body armor are arriving early for a right-wing rally in Portland that is expected to attract thousands who support President Trump as tensions boil over following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville for killing Breonna Taylor.

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Record Number of Drownings Reported on Lake Michigan in 2020A record number of 53 drownings have been reported on Lake Michigan in 2020, breaking the previous record set in 2012, according to the non-profit the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

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Kris Bryant Returns to Cubs' Lineup vs. White Sox SaturdayAfter missing nearly a week with an oblique ailment, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is back in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

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China is now allowing all foreign national entries! ! But problems for meOn the 23rd, China-briefing.com, my go-to site for current China information, flashed before me. "From 0 a.m., September 28, 2020, foreigners with valid residence permits for work, personal matters, and reunion, are allowed enter the country without needing to re-apply for new visas."

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Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal face backlash over Breonna Taylor commentsBasketball legends Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley are facing backlash over their response to the grand jury decision on the Breonna Taylor case.

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Illinois joins effort to save monarch butterflyFour state agencies have signed a pact to protect monarch butterflies and other important pollinators whose numbers are dwindling.

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Jimmy Cordero Suspended 3 Games for Hitting Willson Contreras With PitchChicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy Cordero has been suspended for three games and manager Rick Renteria has been suspended for one game and fined after Cordero was deemed to have intentionally hit Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras with a pitch on Friday night.

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Supreme Court nominee: What happens after Trump announces his choice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?The Republican-led Senate is expected to move quickly toward a confirmation vote for President Donald Trump's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once he announces his choice on Saturday.

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Trump Selects Barrett to Succeed Ginsburg on Supreme CourtPresident Donald Trump has selected 48-year-old Indiana Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court, making the announcement in a press conference in the White House's Rose Garden on Saturday.

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Falcons CB A.J. Terrell placed on reserveFalcons rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell has been placed on the reserve / COVID list, and he won't play Sunday against the Bears.

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Falcons Cornerback AJ Terrell Placed on ReserveAtlanta Falcons cornerback AJ Terrell will miss Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears after he was added to the team's reserve / COVID-19 list on Saturday....

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COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening this weekendHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

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Dr. Leon Finney Jr. funeral: Chicago pastor founded Woodlawn OrganizationThe funeral for Dr. Leon Finney Jr., a longtime Chicago pastor and civic leader, was Saturday morning.

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If Barrett Joins, Supreme Court Would Have 6 Catholic JusticesRoman Catholics account for a bit more than 20% of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court’s nine seats now that President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy.

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Lettuce Entertain You plans 1st ever Chicago-area restaurant week; over 30 locations includedLettuce Entertain You is planning its 1st ever Chicago-area restaurant week; over 30 locations are included.

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Illinois COVID 19 Today: IL reports 2,441 new coronavirus cases, 25 deathsIllinois reported 2,441 new COVID-19 cases and 25 new deaths, the IDPH announced Saturday.

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Indiana COVID-19 today: IN reports 1,155 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths as state begins Stage 5 reopening planIndiana moved into the Phase 5 reopening Saturday, lifting statewide capacity limits for restaurants, bars and fitness centers, despite reporting 1,155 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths Friday.

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NOT REAL NEWS: False stories from this week about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, coronavirus testsA roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, including false stories about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joe Biden, COVID-19, Donald Trump, the Supreme Court and more.

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Coronavirus Chicago: Political connections helped companies win city bids at start of COVID-19 pandemic, BGA saysChicago political connections helped companies win city bids at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BGA says.

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Two vehicle accident on Baltimore and Illinois sends two people to the hospitalAround 4:00 PM Saturday afternoon Kirksville first responders received word of an accident on the streets of Baltimore and Illinois.

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Illinois Reports 2,441 New Coronavirus Cases, 25 Additional Deaths SaturdayFor the third day in a row, health officials in Illinois have reported more than 60,000 new coronavirus tests in a 24-hour period, with 2,441 new cases and 25 additional deaths reported in the last day.

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New Illinois COVID-19 cases top 2,000 for 3rd day in a rowAfter running around 1,500 new positive COVID-19 cases a day for the first four days of the week, new cases climbed well above 2,000 for the third day in a row Saturday.

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3 keys for Chicago Bears defense vs. Atlanta FalconsThe Bears defense will face a top-five Falcons offense in Week, and here are three keys for Chicago to pull out a win.

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Indiana Reports 1,155 New Coronavirus Cases, 11 Additional Deaths as State Eases RestrictionsAs Indiana moves into Phase Five of its coronavirus reopening plan, the state is reporting 1,155 new cases of coronavirus, along with 11 additional deaths over the last 24 hours.

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Tales from the Lockdown CryptDuPage County, Illinois: “Coroner Richard Jorgensen issued a warning Thursday that the number of suicides in the county between Jan.

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5-Year-Old Girl Dies After East Garfield Park Stabbing, Officials SayA 5-year-old girl has died after she was was stabbed multiple times in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

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Tales from the Lockdown CryptDuPage County, Illinois: “Coroner Richard Jorgensen issued a warning Thursday that the number of suicides in the county between Jan.

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Chicago Cubs Playoff Update: Magic Number, Clinching Scenarios, Potential OpponentsThe Chicago Cubs clinched their playoff berth earlier this week, but now they’re trying to lock up the third seed in the National League standings by capturing the Central Division title.

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UI researchers redesigning the wheelchairCHAMPAIGN  Its not that Adam Bleakney doesnt enjoy playing baseball with his two sons, because he does  a lot.

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Rantoul woman testifies about being pressured into sex by paramedic in ambulanceURBANA — A Rantoul woman told a Champaign County judge Friday that she felt coerced into performing oral sex on a paramedic in the back of an ambulance as she was being driven to a hospital.

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Illinois farmers encouraged by sales to ChinaFor the past two months, China has been buying U.S. soybeans at a faster pace, according to reports.

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Car chase Los Angeles: California police pursuit ends with suspect taken into custodySparks flew on a California freeway during an LA car chase Friday night. 1 person was taken into custody.

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7 storylines to watch in Bears vs. Falcons in Week 3The undefeated Bears will face the winless Falcons in Week 3, and there are np shortage of storylines to follow.

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Original Merry Ann's 'going strong'On the bright side, Merry Ann’s at 1510 S. Neil St., C, has resumed 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week service, and business there is “going strong, ” Wells said.

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Chicago Gun Violence: 3 Dead, at Least 12 Wounded in Shootings so Far This WeekendChicago police say three people have been killed and at least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across the city so far this weekend.

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New Urbana coordinator: 'An opportunity to be a bridge'Lemond Peppers begins Monday as the city of Urbanas community engagement coordinator.

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Amy Coney Barrett: Trump intends to pick conservative federal judge as Supreme Court nominee after Ruth Bader Ginsburg passing, sources sayPresident Donald Trump intends to nominate Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, multiple sources familiar with the president's intentions told ABC News.

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Brown ready to prove himself at IllinoisWestern Michigan transfer could play key role in Illini backfield.

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Man shot while in bed in early morning incidentNumber of confirmed shots fired in Champaign for 2020 now at 137.

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Temporary contractor threw Trump mail-in ballots in county trash, Pennsylvania officials sayAn incident regarding "a small number" of discarded mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania - which has sparked a Department of Justice investigation and drawn the attention of President Donald Trump - appears to be rooted in an administrative error by a temporary contractor working at the Luzerne County Elections Bureau, according to the county manager.

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Illinois joins pact to protect monarch butterflies' habitatSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Four state agencies have signed a pact to protect monarch butterflies and other important pollinators whose numbers are of the Illinois Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation and Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency signed onto the Illinois Monarch Action Plan on Friday.

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Woman Killed in Suburban Green Oaks CrashA woman was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Friday in north suburban Green Oaks. According to preliminary information, a 2019 Chevrolet Sonic was eastbound...

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Chicago White Sox Playoff Update: Division Standings, Tiebreakers, and the Road AheadThe Chicago White Sox have fallen on hard times in recent days, as the team has lost six straight games and has tumbled into a tie for second place in the...

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Shooting Near Fourth and Harris In GreenvilleAt 1:33 PM Friday, Greenville Police received a call from a motorist reporting that another motorist had shot at him as they were passing each other on Harris Avenue near Fourth Street.

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Mark Sanchez doesn't understand the Mitchell Trubisky criticismMitchell Trubisky has become the punching bag of NFL quarterbacks. But he's got plenty of support from current and former teammates.

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Chicago Police Officer Fires Shot at Alleged Gunman in Edgewater BeachNo injuries were reported after a Chicago police officer fired a shot at a person who was allegedly holding a gun during a foot chase Friday in Edgewater Beach....

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Chicago Forecast: Early Clouds to Give Way to Sunny Skies, Warm TemperaturesThe Chicago area will see cloudy conditions and even some fog in the morning hours, but that should eventually dissipate, paving the way for sunny skies and warm temperatures Saturday afternoon.

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With daily cases on rise, Illinois on track for 10K+ deaths by the end of yearHere's what we learned about the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.

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NFL Broadcast Map: Will Bears vs. Falcons air in your area?The undefeated Chicago Bears will face the winless Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Will the Bears be on in your part of the country?

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Illinois records 2,441 new coronavirus cases, 25 additional deathsSaturday marked the 10th day this month Illinois recorded a 2,000-plus daily caseload.

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NFL Network analyst James Jones predicts a Falcons blowout vs. BearsIt’s either the biased stance of a former Green Bay Packer or an actual prediction, but NFL Network analyst James Jones believes the Atlanta Falcons are going to destroy the Chicago Bears 40-17 on Sunday.

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Patricia Rothrock  West SalemPatricia Rothrock,  93, of West Salem,  died on Thursday,  September 24, 2020 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital.

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Tales of Coles County  Why Hidden History?Referring to events like the Charleston Riot of 1864 and two lynchings, William Henry Perrin, author of The History of Coles County , wrote “Such incidents are better forgotten than perpetuated upon the pages of history.” Do you agree?

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Top of the Morning, Sept. 26, 2020Kicking off our Stories of Harvest: Mike Wishall, a proud Unity Rocket with a history of helping those in need.

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This day in history, Sept. 26, 2020Today is Saturday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2020. There are 96 days left in the year.

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Area history, Sept. 26, 2020In 1920, the weekly crop report issued by the office of the state agricultural statistician stated that corn had been making rapid progress toward maturity but much of the crop was still backward and would not be out of danger of frost damage before Oct.

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Headlines for Saturday, September 26thWayne and Hamilton counties are among 17 counties in Illinois at the warning level for Coronavirus Disease, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Wayne County remains at the orange level due to the rate of new cases for the week of September 13th through 19th, which was 25, and for the test positivity rate for the week of...

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Youth hockey in Illinois is frozen. Parents say time to play.Parents of youth hockey players who are unable to compete in Illinois under current health rules say the sport is safer than others classified as high risk.

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Pro-Trump crowd in Illinois opposes Trump-bashing 'Coronavirus Death Scoreboard'A fiery pro-Trump crowd gathered in a northern Chicago suburb Friday after an anti-Trump display critical of the president's handling of the coronavirus was placed at a busy intersection in the downtown area.

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Michael Jordan Gave Travis Scott Blessing To Shoot Music Vid At Illinois MansionTravis Scott had permission from the GOAT to shoot visuals for his newest track... getting a personal blessing from Michael Jordan to make it happen at his famous Illinois mansion!

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Illinois farmers encouraged by sales to ChinaFor the past two months, China has been buying U.S. soybeans at a faster pace, according to reports.

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Illinois joins pact to protect monarch butterflies' habitatSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Four state agencies have signed a pact to protect monarch butterflies and other important pollinators whose numbers are dwindling.

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Illinois community forms panel to stop nuclear plant closureBYRON, Ill. — A local panel was recently formed in an Illinois community in hopes of preventing a nuclear energy company from closing its plant.

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Illinois records a 2,000-plus daily coronavirus caseload for 10th day this monthHere's what we learned about the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.

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Flippin' out: Cubs find their mojo, crush White Sox 10-0The struggling Chicago Cubs hit 5 home runs en route to an easy victory over the White Sox on Friday.

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Here's what some NFL executives think of Allen Robinson's contract situationChicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson has a contract problem. At least, he and most Bears fans think he does.

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Chicago Cubs' Playoff Update: Magic Number, Division Title Clinching ScenariosThe Chicago Cubs took a big step closer to clinching the National League Central Division title on Friday night, as they blew out the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Illinois Fair Tax: What You Need to Know About the Graduated Income Tax Proposal on Your Ballot This ElectionThere’s one major question that will appear on every ballot in Illinois this year that could impact your bank account: a vote to change the state’s income tax from a flat rate to a graduated tax.

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Willson Contreras Homers Twice, Cubs Blow Out Struggling White Sox FridayIn a battle of two teams that have been struggling as of late, the Chicago Cubs came out on top as they clobbered five home runs in a 10-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

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White Sox Pitcher Jimmy Cordero Ejected After Hitting Cubs Catcher Willson Contreras With PitchTempers flared between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field, as Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero was ejected after hitting...

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Groups Question Whether There's Enough Money For Extended Census Outreach In IllinoisSome groups performing census outreach in Illinois are concerned if they will have the resources to continue their work until Oct.

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Coronavirus Illinois: State Considered a€˜Higher Risk' for Travel, IDPH Data ShowsAs of Friday, Illinois was reporting 15.3 daily coronavirus cases per every 100,000 people, placing it in the "higher risk" category for travel, as defined by metrics from the state's own Department of Public Health.

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Activists Gather on Laquan McDonald's Birthday, Call for Police ReformChicago community leaders and activists gathered Friday evening in remembrance of Laquan McDonald, a Chicago 17-year-old fatally shot by police officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014, on what would have been his 23rd birthday.

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The Week in Review: Republicans Prepare for Supreme Court NominationWhile Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state , President Trump is preparing to nominate her replacement on Saturday.

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Friday's coronavirus updates: 11 area long-term care facilities have open outbreaks; 7-day rates down slightly in Champaign County, up slightly on UI Seven-day positivity rates: 0.4% on UI campus, 0.5% in Champaign County, 3.6% statewide and 6.9% in Vermilion County, where 11 of Friday's 15 new cases were related by family...

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Alleged Kenosha, Wis., shooter Kyle Rittenhouse fights extradition from IllinoisThe 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn't outline...

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Sunshine, Temperatures in the Mid-80s on Tap for SaturdayIt's already fall, but at least part of the weekend will feel like summer. Saturday is expected to be the warmest day of the week with anticipated highs...

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Man Dies of Complications 5 Years After Lawndale ShootingA man who was wounded in a 2015 shooting in Lawndale on the West Side has died of complications from his injuries.

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan declines to testify before special committee investigating his conduct in alleged ComEd bribery schemeIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has declined an invitation to testify before a special committee investigating his conduct in connection with Commonwealth Edison's alleged "yearslong bribery scheme" aimed at currying favor with the powerful Democrat.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, Rescue Group Hope to Stop Deportation of French BulldogsU.S. Rep. Mike Quigley is working with a Chicago animal rescue group in hope of stopping the deportation of 15 French Bulldog puppies that were found covered in...

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Rosemont's top cop on leave for 'personal reasons'Rosemont Public Safety Department Superintendent Donald E. Stephens III is on an indefinite leave of absence for "personal reasons," village officials confirmed Friday.

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Illinois early voting in progress with COVID-19 precautions"Once the ballots actually go out in the mail and you receive your ballot at home, if you do not want to vote that ballot and you want to come in and vote in person instead, you have to know that that ballot that you received at home, you have to bring that ballot with you to my office and surrender it," says Barb Link, Henry County Clerk.

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District 21 elementary students will be able to return to schools Oct. 5Elementary school students in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will be able to return for daily, in-person instruction as soon as Monday, Oct.

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Family continues to plead for answers in 2018 death of son Tyler Smith as Illinois State Police launch investigationOn the evening of Sept. 14, 2018, Tyler was reported to be with some friends in Galesburg, when for unknown reasons he was separated from them.

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CME Group Inc. Announces Third-Quarter 2020 Earnings Release, Conference CallWill announce earnings for the third quarter of 2020 before the markets open on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Written highlights for the quarter will be posted on the company's website at 6:00 a.m.

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Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme CourtThe conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.

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Vote: Homegrown Legends Tournament Bracket, second roundTouchdown Wire asks NFL fans to vote for which cities, states produce the best football talent in our Homegrown Legends tournament bracket.

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Unit 4 proposal includes in-person learning for elementary studentsUnder Superintendent Susan Zola's proposal, middle and high school students would keep their distance-learning schedules for the entire second quarter, due to the complex nature of class schedules.

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Illinois Gov. Blagojevich Appoints Burris to Vacant Senate SeatRep. Bobby Rush walks to the podium as Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich introduces former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris as his pick to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Elect Barack Obama during a news conference on December 30, 2008 in Chicago.

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Pritzker, GOP leaders ramp up graduated tax debate after threat of 20% increaseIn dueling press briefings Friday, Illinois House Republican leaders said the Pritzker administration &; a big tax increase if voters don't approve a graduated tax, and Democratic Gov.

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Alt-metal giants Deftones widen their uncharted path with the heavier, moodier OhmsOhms is the new ninth album from alt-metal giants Deftones, whose 25 years of boundary-blurring music have inspired a generation of bands.

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Northbound Lanes of I-55 Closed in Will County Following Nine-Vehicle CrashThe northbound lanes of I-55 near Veterans Parkway near southwest suburban Bolingbrook were closed Friday afternoon following a nine-vehicle crash on the interstate, Illinois State Police confirmed.

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Illinois Lt. Gov. Stratton Warns 20% Income Tax Hike Possible if Graduated Tax Proposal Doesn't PassIllinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton warned Thursday that if voters do not approve the constitutional amendment on the November ballot to shift from a flat to a...

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Rep. Cheri Bustos faces off against Republican Esther Joy King in Illinois' 17th DistrictBustos, the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is seeking a fifth term in the House.

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CapitolFax.comIt’s more* than fair& beyond fair game& if Durkin is compelled to gone a statement, Durkin should face questions from the same committee he feels compelled to speak at*.

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State Week: Fight Over A Graduated Income Tax Heats UpThis week, Governor Pritzker's administration warned that if its proposed graduated income tax vote fails, income taxes on everyone in the state will have.

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Group asked to return 15 French bulldogs rescued from O'Hare warehouseA Chicago-based animal rescue group has until Monday to give up 15 French bulldogs it saved from an O'Hare International Airport warehouse where they had been housed in crowded crates for four days without food and water.

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Trump expected to tap Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme CourtRepublicans are expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.

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Recreational pot dispensary opens in Villa ParkColumbia Care is the first recreational cannabis dispensary to open in Villa Park. The location at 133 Roosevelt Road is Columbia Care's second, following a dispensary that opened in January in Chicago.

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Attorneys Pursue Self-Defense Strategy For Kyle RittenhouseAttorneys representing Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Lake County youth accused of killing two people and wounding a third during protests last month in Kenosha have mounted a high-profile defense alleging he acted in self-defense.

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Week in Review: Illinois cannabis permits redo, Vermont adult-use progress, Oregon wildfires and moreSeventy marijuana dispensary applicants for recreational cannabis business licenses in Illinois dropped a lawsuit against the state after the governor allowed the losing bidders to make corrections and try again.

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Casten, Ives take shots at each other in new campaign adsIn an already hostile political showdown for Illinois' 6th Congressional District seat, Democratic incumbent Sean Casten and Republican challenger Jeanne Ives have released new TV ads targeting each other.

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4Front Ventures Unloads Maryland Dispensaries, Shifts Focus to IllinoisArizona-based cannabis firm 4Front Ventures, which has operations in five adult-use states, has completed the sale of three dispensaries in Maryland.

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President Trump Decides to Select Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg Supreme Court VacancyPresident Donald Trump has decided to select federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, NBC News has learned....

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Illinois' fall trout season opens Oct. 17, the third Saturday in October as usual, but it comes with reductions in sites in the Chicago area and some Illinois' fall trout season opens Oct. 17, the third Saturday in October as usual, but it comes with reductions in sites in the Chicago area and some lingering questions.

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Lightfoot defends using electronic billboards honor Breonna TaylorMayor Lori Lightfoot was accused Friday of "hijacking" the city's access to electronic billboards for public service announcements to make a "political statement" to remember Breonna Taylor.

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Man Injured in Shooting at North Riverside Park MallA man was injured in a shooting Friday afternoon at North Riverside Park Mall, prompting the closure of the west suburban shopping center, according to the Landmark newspaper.

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Chicago's Rezn gets more psychedelic and experimental on Chaotic DivineChicago has no shortage of bands making metal or psychedelic rock , but relatively few operate in that sweet spot where the two genres overlap.

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Kyle Rittenhouse to fight extradition from Illinois to Wisconsin, charged with killing Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony HuberKyle Howard Rittenhouse,, Illinois, United States attended an online court hearing on September 25, 2020 from a juvenile detention facility in Lake County, Illinois where he has been held without bail since his arrest in Antioch on August 26, 2020.

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Insight on IllinoisVoting in Illinois will officially be underway this week, and the campaign season is in full swing.

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Illinois records 25 more COVID-19 deaths, another 2,514 infectedIllinois health officials report 25 more COVID-19 deaths and 2,514 additional cases of the respiratory disease.

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Facebook users in Illinois may qualify for a $400 settlement check after the social media company used facial-recognition technologyEarlier this year, Facebook settled a lawsuit that alleged the company violated an Illinois law about facial-recognition technology.

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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Provides $140 Million to Medicaid Providers of COVID-19 PandemicPritzker Administration Provides $140 Million to Medicaid Providers on Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic Nearly $60 Million Directed to Providers Serving Illinois Communities Disproportionately Affected by Virus )Â Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced the distribution of $140 million in...

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Bears OLB Khalil Mack, DE Mario Edwards Jr. questionable vs. FalconsThe Bears released their injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons and Khalil Mack and Mario Edwards Jr. are questionable.

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New Ventra App Hits Virtual Stores FridayThe Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace announced a new Ventra mobile application to easily navigate regional trains, buses and bicycles.

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First Day Of Voting Sets RecordIt was a very busy day at the Bond County clerk's office as early voting got underway Thursday.

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Fourth Fest Announces 2021 PlansFor the first time in its history, the Bond County Fourth Fest will be held on two days.

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Tom's #Mailbag, Sept. 25, 2020Outdoor dining, expungements, Halloween trick or treating, Champaign high schools' progress, Urbana sunflowers, Daylight Saving Time, lights-out over an interstate bridge, the county treasurer's office and the best sledding hill.

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Free COVID-19 Testing In GreenvilleThere will be free onsite COVID-19 testing, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Wednesday, September 30, and Thursday, October 1, from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Bond County Fairgrounds.

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2,500 more COVID-19 cases in IllinoisSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois public health officials on Friday reported another 2,514 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 25 additional deaths.

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Greenville City Council COVID DiscussionAt a meeting earlier this month, the Greenville City Council revised its COVID-19 business assistance program to offer businesses negatively affected by the pandemic to apply for a $3,000 grant.

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Concerts: Bonnie Raitt joins Farm Aid 2020 livestream SaturdayWillie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, John Mellencamp, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton and many others play the Farm Aid 2020 fundraiser livestream this weekend.

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Help Children Cope With Stress and AnxietyAs the United States enters the sixth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, children are facing additional stress related to back-to-school, fall sports, or lack thereof, and many new routines.

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Quick Hits: Illinois News In Brief For Sept. 2525 - Across Illinois, IL - Officials plan for Halloween, legislation is introduced to prevent blank-check bailouts for states and more news from Springfield.

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Internal whistleblower exposes fraud at Illinois engine manufacturerAn internal whistleblower exposed a scheme by three executives of a Chicago-area engine manufacturer to improperly inflate its revenue, then attempt to cover their tracks by lying to company accountants and independent counsel.

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Minnesota Halts COVID-19 Study After Reports of IntimidationMinnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door.

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Willie WootenWillie Wooten, 74, of Mayfield, KY, formerly of Panama and Raymond, passed away at 1:07 a.m.

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How to Trick-or-Treat Around the Chicago Area This OctoberAs October approaches, cities in the Chicago area are laying out guidelines for trick-or-treating amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Illinois provides $140M to Medicaid providers on front lines of COVID-19 pandemicSPRINGFIELD, Il. – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced Friday the distribution of $140 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security.

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'Wish tree' art display pops up in downtown Arlington HeightsAn interactive "wish tree" art display has popped up in downtown Arlington Heights, where people have started adding their wishes for peace and health and other positive messages.

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Behind Enemy Lines: 5 questions with Falcons WireBefore Sunday's game, we caught up with managing editor Matt Urben of Falcons Wire to get the scoop on the Bears' Week 3 opponent.

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Cordarrelle Patterson recruiting Damon Harrison to Bears for a visitIf Cordarrelle Patterson needs a job after football, he should think about becoming an agent.

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Illinois COVID 19 Today: IL reports 2,514 new coronavirus cases, 25 deathsIllinois reported 2,514 new COVID-19 cases and 25 new deaths, the IDPH announced Friday.

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Bogies Bar and Grill  Peoria, ILInitial Visit: July 26th, 2016 Rating: 4.75/5 Price: $-$$ Description: They say people used to boogie on down to Bogies for food and music.

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Jennifer Kim's pojangmacha and more food and drink to look forward to in the fallEarlier this week, the city dropped its outdoor dining rules for winter: all about tents, heaters, and safety protocols, and all about as agreeable to restaurant owners as the creeping chill that precedes a patrol of White Walkers occupying a six-top in the parking lot.

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Redirecting funds takes focus in first of Champaign's listening sessions on policingCHAMPAIGN  Police leaders, city staff and city council members heard from the public Thursday during Champaigns first listening session on how it should approach public safety.

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Digging Deeper: Treating COVID-19 in Central IllinoisCOVID-19 is a novel virus, meaning it is new, and when it struck the United States, everyone, including healthcare professionals had to adjust, and adjust quickly.

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Illinois high court rules chef's knee injury compensableThe Supreme Court of Illinois on Thursday ruled a chef's knee injury, suffered as he knelt to look for a tray of carrots, was compensable, reversing several earlier court decisions that in part found the injury to not be work-related.

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17 Illinois Counties Now at a€˜Warning Level' for Coronavirus, Health Officials SaySeventeen counties in Illinois are now at a "warning level" for coronavirus, the state's health department said Friday.

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Anthony DeLuca, Illinois House 80th District Democratic nominee profileHis top priorities include property tax relief, private sector job growth and public education.

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Illinois early voting in progress with COVID-19 precautionsProvided by Davenport-R Island-Moline KWQC Illinois voters do not need a reason to vote early instead of on election day.

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Finding her spineChicago-based dancer Paige Fraser advocates for those with scoliosis; plus Fly Honey brings the dance party online.

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Wisconsin residents who used to live in Illinois could be entitled to Facebook settlementWisconsin residents who relocated from Illinois since 2011 could be eligible to participate in a cash settlement the state of Illinois reached with Facebook over the social media giant's facial recognition software.

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5 bold predictions for Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons in Week 3The undefeated Bears will face the winless Falcons in Week 3, where we could see some fireworks.

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Illinois Reports 2,514 New Cases of Coronavirus, 25 Additional DeathsHealth officials in Illinois reported 2,514 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, along with 25 additional deaths attributed to the virus on Friday....

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Falcons WR Julio Jones will be game-time decision vs. BearsFalcons star WR Julio Jones has been battling a hamstring injury that's held him out of practice, and he'll be a game-time decision.

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Aurora Allows for a€˜Reimagined' Trick-or-Treating Amid the CoronavirusAurora Mayor Richard Irvin announced Friday that the town will allow for "reimagined" trick-or-treating this October.

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Illinois teen who shot and killed two protesters fights extradition to Wisconsin to face chargesKyle Rittenhouse surrendered to police in his home in Antioch, Illinois, a day after prosecutors say he shot and killed two protesters and wounded a third on the streets of Kenosha on Aug.

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5 reasons for optimism ahead of Bears' Week 3 contest vs. FalconsWhile many are doubting the 2-0 Bears heading into the Falcons game, there are reasons to believe that they can keep their win streak alive.

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Indiana Reports 1,195 New Coronavirus Cases, 18 Deaths As State Prepares to Move to Phase 5Health officials in Indiana reported on Friday 1,195 new cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours, along with 18 additional deaths, as the state prepares to move to the final phase of its coronavirus reopening plan on Saturday.

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2020 Champaign County Pride Fest Seeks To Make An Impact OnlineURBANA  The 2020 Champaign County Pride Fest joins a long list of events that have had to move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Can Costco and Sam's Club co-exist in Champaign?The Costco will open less than 2 miles from Sams Club, which recently received some renovations.

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Oakwood principal: 'To have everyone go out of their way to honor you is very humbling'The Vermilion County village of roughly 1,600 residents celebrated Tim Lee Day on Wednesday, honoring the affable and longtime educator.

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Early voting begins in IllinoisState election officials are expected to send out almost 2 million ballots to voters who have requested to vote by mail in the November General Election.

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2,500 more COVID-19 cases in IllinoisIllinois public health officials on Friday reported another 2,514 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 25 additional deaths.

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Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to WisconsinWarm air and dry conditions will persist through at least the first half of the weekend under mostly clear skies.

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DraftKings Illinois Sports Betting Promo Code UFC 253: 100-1 OddsNew DraftKings users in Illinois can now take advantage of an excellent UFC 253 promotion for this weekend.

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Mitch Trubisky on Bears' rushing offense: 'It's nice to have an identity'The Chicago Bears' revamped rushing attack is quickly becoming the offense's new identity in 2020.

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Alert: Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to WisconsinWAUKEGAN, Ill. — Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to Wisconsin.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini target Jordan Nesbitt gets big Crystal Ball updateWith the Illinois basketball team needing to build on their class of 2021, Illini target Jordan Nesbitt has his Crystal Ball updated.

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Win Lunch In The FieldFarmers, you know how it is... it's harvest season, you're making good progress in the fields, and it can be inconvenient to stop for lunch.

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Coronavirus Illinois: State Considered a€˜Higher Risk' for Travel, IDPH Data ShowsAs of Friday, Illinois was reporting 15.3 daily coronavirus cases per every 100,000 people, placing it in the "higher risk" category for travel, as defined by metrics from the state's own Department of Public Health.

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Teen charged in Kenosha shootings to stay in Lake County as attorneys challenge his detentionAn Antioch teen will stay in juvenile detention in Lake County while his attorneys file a petition challenging his detention.

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City Denies TBOX Request for a Bar Crawl Amid the PandemicInfamous Wrigleyville bar crawl, the Twelve Bars of Christmas, was denied by the city after requesting to host an event amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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10 Bears players to watch in Week 3 vs. FalconsThe undefeated Chicago Bears will face the winless Atlanta Falcons in Week 3, and here are 10 players that need strong performances.

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After Strike, University Of Illinois Hospital, Nurses Reach Tentative Contract AgreementThe contract includes hiring 160 full-time nurses to cut down caseloads, improved wages and more protective measures amid the pandemic.

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Suspect in Canton shooting being pursued in northern Illinois, police sayAuthorities were searching for a suspect in a shooting Thursday morning in Canton. That search has led to the southwestern fringes of the Chicago area, apparently.

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Illinois Basketball: Andy Katz releases his Power 36, Illini in top 10Andy Katz released his Power 36 on Tuesday afternoon. Katz has the Illinois basketball team ranked in the top 10 with the nation's elite.

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Kyle Rittenhouse, Charged With Killing 2 in Kenosha, to Challenge Extradition to WisconsinAn attorney for the 17-year-old from Illinois charged in shootings that left two people dead and a third wounded last month during unrest in Kenosha said in a hearing on Friday that they planned to challenge the teen's extradition to Wisconsin.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: 90% of Music Venues May Close, Suburban School District to Switch to Hybrid LearningHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today.

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Illinois Early Voting: These Are All the Locations and Hours in 11 Chicago-Area CountiesOfficials say early voting provides more flexibility to cast your ballot, with more options for locations and times, spreading out the rush to hopefully avoid a crowded polling place on Election Day - particularly important as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Justice Ginsburg Lies In State At U.S. CapitolThe late Supreme Court justice is the first woman to be given that honor. Watch the ceremony held by members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, beginning at 10 a.m.

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The Illinois General Assembly Investigates Mike MadiganOn Midwest Week, an investigation begins of the top Democratic Party leader in Illinois.

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Lee and Associates of Illinois negotiates two industrial transactions near O'HareChris Nelson and Jeff Janda, SIOR, principals at Lee and Associates’ Illinois office, represented owner Bridge Development Partners on the long-term lease of 42,000 square feet within 1150 W.

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Sharp criticism follows UI student government actionURBANA — Six University of Illinois administrators and a campus Jewish organization quickly criticized a newly-adopted Illinois Student Government resolution calling on the UI to divest from its own police department and those of Champaign and Urbana, as well as corporations it said are contributing to human-rights violations.

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Special Needs Housing Hard To Find In Central IllinoisRepresentatives who work for central Illinois social service agencies and nonprofit organizations say finding safe, affordable housing is not easy—but it's an even bigger challenge for someone who has special needs.

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COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening FridayHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

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Bears WR Cordarrelle Patterson has got QB Mitchell Trubisky's backBears QB Mitchell Trubisky doesn't need anyone defending him. But it says a lot that his teammates continuously go to bat for him.

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LRCF Virtual Luminary CeremonyThe Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation is holding a virtual luminary ceremony Saturday, September 26 at 7 PM on their Facebook page.

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Man Wanted for Repeatedly Exposing Himself to Jefferson Park WomanWarning: Details in this story are graphic and may be disturbing to some readers.

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2020-21 High School Confidential: Week 1Welcome to Year 5 of High School Confidential, an award-winning project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area.

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Chicago Weather: Sunny, warm FridaySunny, mild and warm Friday. High of 80.

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WATCH LIVE: Aurora to Announce Plans for Trick-or-Treating, HalloweenNote: The news conference can be watched live in the video player above beginning at around 11 a.m.

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Indiana Moves to Final Phase of Reopening Saturday, Allowing Businesses to Open at Full CapacityIndiana is set to move to the final phase of its coronavirus reopening plan on Saturday, allowing businesses like bars, restaurants, salons and gyms to reopen at full capacity and lifting limits on gathering sizes.

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Voting Begins In Illinois, Mail-In Ballots Being SentEarly voting for the November election began Thursday in most of Illinois. Local election authorities can also start sending out 1.8 million vote-by...

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Week 3 Picks: Who are the experts taking in Bears vs. Falcons?The undefeated Bears will face the winless Falcons in Week 3. So who do the experts think will come away with the win?

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Chicago shooting: Man on CTA Red Line platform shot, critically wounded on South SideChicago police said a 25-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting on a CTA Red Line platform on the South Side Thursday night.

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Emmett Till death: Chicago church that held teen's 1955 funeral, Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ, listed among most endangered US structuresEmmett Till's funeral helped spark the Civil Rights movement and the Chicago church where it was held in 1955, Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ, is now listed among the most endangered historic structures in the U.S.

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Falcons WR Julio Jones missed practice again with hamstring injuryHe Bears might catch a break. WR Julio Jones continues to nurse a hamstring injury, which has held him out of practice again on Thursday.

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State Senate GOP Outlines Ethics PackageSPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Republicans unveiled a package of ethics proposals Thursday which they say is targeted to stop the type of corruption that has led to the indictment of four legislative Democrats in recent months.

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Area history, Sept. 25, 2020Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

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Top of the Morning, Sept. 25, 2020There are still a few boxes to unpack, but the nice folks at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center are mostly in their new digs.

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This day in history, Sept. 25, 2020Today is Friday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year.

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CDC Halloween: Aurora joins Elk Grove Village, other Chicago suburbs in laying out trick-or-treating guidelines amid COVID-19 pandemicSome Chicago suburbs, like Aurora, Elk Grove Village and Libertyville, are establishing their trick-or-treating 2020 plan in accordance with CDC Halloween guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Headlines for Friday, September 25thJasper Grade School announced yesterday afternoon that an individual at the school has tested positive for COVID-19.

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House Democrats Prepare New $2.2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief PackageHouse Democrats are preparing a revised coronavirus relief proposal focused on unemployment and direct payments that would cost roughly $2.2 trillion.

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Yelp Releases Dismal Report on Business Closures in IllinoisAn economic report by the website Yelp is painting a dire picture for businesses in Illinois and the rest of the country.

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President Trump Unveils Health Care Plan And Signs Twin Executive Orders On ProgramOn Thursday, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on healthcare for Americans, a hot-button issue in light of the upcmoing Nov.

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They're not otters, but endangered mussels in Illinois play a crucial role as environmental sentinels. ‘They all have a story to tell.'Workers from the Shedd Aquarium and Cook County Forest Preserve District spent a few days this week searching Poplar Creek and tagging more than 100 freshwater mussels, a group researchers say is among the most endangered in the world.

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Illinois Residents Could Get At Least $200 From FacebookIllinoisans, even former Illinoisans, with a Facebook account have likely seen a notification that theyre entitled to a cash settlement from the social media giant.

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CBS 2 News AM News Update 09-25-20See for privacy information.

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Netflix To Host Father Of The Bride ReunionNetflix announced on Twitter that a "Father of the Bride" reunion is headed our way.

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Disney Delays Release Dates For 'Black Widow,' 'West Side Story' Back To 2021Disney announced several films that had originally been scheduled for late 2020 release, including Black Widow and West Side Story, will now be pushed back until 2021.

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Illinois lieutenant governor says lawmakers will be forced to consider 20% income tax hike if voters nix graduated tax amendmentIllinois taxpayers, who already have one of the nation's highest overall tax burdens, could see a 20% income tax hike if voters don't approve of Gov.

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Illinois Monarch Action Plan Takes FlightSpringfield, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources , Illinois Department of Transportation , Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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Illinois Facebook Users Can File Claims Over Facial Recognition UseFacebook users in Illinois are now eligible for payments stemming from a facial recognition settlement agreed to earlier this year.

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Illinois teen accused of killing two people during protests in Kenosha to appear in courtRittenhouse was arrested in Illinois. He's charged with five felonies in Kenosha County.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Death toll passes 8,500 in state, more than 1,700 people currently hospitalizedThe death toll from the coronavirus in Illinois has passed 8,500, according to state public health officials who say more than 1,700 people are currently hospitalized with the disease, 400 of them in intensive care units.

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Alert: Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to WisconsinLike Uber, but for pedicures: Cherry app comes to Houston area.

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Illinois SURS moves into farmland asset class via Homestead fundIllinois SURS also said, on the recommendation of its investment consultant Callan, it has decided to rescind an earlier decision to redeem its $84m investment held in the underperforming UBS Trumbull Property Fund and take the manager's 25% fee discount for a four-year commitment.

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SEIU and Illinois Nurses Association announce tentative agreements with University of Illinois at ChicagoSimultaneously with the announcement of the deal, SEIU 73 shut down the 10-day strike by 4,000 university workers without releasing the full details of the agreement.

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Laura Ingraham: 'Midwest finally has its moment' in this election, and Illinois is a warningVoters in the Midwest should look closely at the state of Illinois before deciding who to vote for in this year's presidential election, Laura Ingraham said Thursday.

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Illinois Election Boards Sending Out Over 1.8 Million Vote-By-Mail BallotsThis year, Illinois election officials say a record number of voters have requested mail-in ballots for the November election.

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Report: Early support for stressed parents can cut crime down the lineProsecutor, sheriff, support call for more parent coaching to lessen crime down the road.

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1.2 million Palatine cat rescue expansion on track, open house planned soonAn ambitious $1.2 million expansion and renovation of a cat rescue shelter in Palatine is nearing the end of its first phase, with the hope that the project will be done by spring.

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Some Dist. 214, Dist. 25 students could be back in school week of Oct. 12Northwest Suburban High School District 214 and one of its largest feeder districts on Thursday revealed plans to bring back some students to schools as soon as the week of Oct.

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Shopping For Vinyl At A Midwest Goodwill Is Weird, But I Can't StopI recently spent a Saturday morning in the record bin at the Goodwill in Normal, Illinois.

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Man Seriously Injured in Shooting on CTA Red Line Platform in EnglewoodA 25-year-old man sustained serious injuries Thursday evening after he was shot on the CTA Red Line platform at 63rd Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood, police said.

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September 24, 2020Amanda Vinicky is live in Little Village — the next stop in our "In Your Neighborhood" series.

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Hostage Situation Ends Peacefully at Dolton Motel, Woman and Child RescuedA more than 7-hour long hostage situation ended peacefully Thursday evening as members of a south suburban SWAT team rescued a mother and her four-year-old child from a Dolton hotel, police said.

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Illinois: Cat adorably learns to turn fireplace on with its noseVideo updates on the latest news, including politics, sport, finance and showbiz. Plus the most weird and wonderful viral videos the internet has to offer.

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Special Edition: A guide to early voting in IllinoisGood evening, Chicago. The virtual starter gun to Illinois' election season started Thursday as election officials throughout the state began sending out mail-in ballots and people registered to vote in some cities and counties across the state began early voting in person.

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Illinois fair tax: Stratton warns of 20% income tax hike if voters reject proposed amendmentLt. Gov. Juliana Stratton warned Thursday that Illinoisans could face an across-the-board income tax hike of at least 20% if voters reject a proposed state constitutional amendment to shift the state from a mandated flat-rate tax to a graduated-rate tax based on income.

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Cbs 2 News Pm Update 09-24-20CBS 2 NEWS PM UPDATE 09-24-20 See for privacy information.

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UPS hiring 3,000 workers for seasonal jobs in Chicago area as online shopping grows amid pandemicIf you're ready to work, UPS is hiring for thousands of positions in the Chicago area right now.

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Giannoulias listens as Durbin speaks in Peoria, IllinoisDemocratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias listens as Sen. Dick Durbin speaks at a rally in Peoria, Illinois on November 1, 2010.

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Amazon taps Rivian to build 100,000 custom electric delivery vans at its Illinois factory, starting in 2021CHICAGO — Rivian, the startup electric truck manufacturer, will build 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles exclusively for Amazon beginning in 2021, the companies said Thursday.

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Northern Illinois Land Bank makes a historic move in fighting area blightThe Northern Illinois Land Bank Authority sold its first home for $20,000 in the hopes of turning an eyesore into something beautiful.

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Illinois Senate Republicans outline proposed ethics packageIllinois Senate Republicans unveiled a package of ethics proposals Thursday which they say is targeted to stop the type of corruption that has led to the indictment of four legislative.

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Ranard Lee Greenwood  FloraHe was united in marriage to Betty Rose Williams on November 16, 1948, in Flora, Illinois, and together they shared 71 wedding anniversaries until her death April 26, 2020.

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Joe Tomblinson  West SalemHe married Myrna Junkins on October 5, 1957 in Lake Charles, LA and they were partners in life almost 56 years, until Myrna passed on April 21, 2013.

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State lawmakers discuss lowering compulsory school age to 5SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers may soon consider legislation to lower the state’s law to include 5-year-olds, a measure advocates see as a way to expand access to early-childhood education, especially among Black and low-income families.

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St. James in Arlington Heights among 21 schools in Illinois to win National Blue RibbonStudents, teachers and staff at St. James School in Arlington Heights are celebrating their receipt of a coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award - the second in the school's history.

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Illinois early voting for 2020 general election begins in some counties, with long lines reported in Chicago suburbsIllinois early voting for the 2020 general election got underway Thursday in some counties, but not at Chicago locations.

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