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Northern Illinois man faces 90 years in 2015 murder, arson

A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 90 years for fatally shooting a man and his dog in 2015, robbing the home and setting it on fire. More>>

Illinois among states to appeal 'net neutrality' repeal

State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. More>>

C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. More>>

Ex-cop sentenced for tipping off friend about drug arrest

A judge has sentenced a former Chicago police officer to five years in prison for tipping off the target of an undercover drug probe who was a friend from high school. More>>

Chicago man beaten by Metra police reaches $225K settlement

A Chicago man beaten by a transit police officer in 2015 and wrongly jailed for nearly two years has received a $225,000 settlement from the Metra commuter railroad. More>>

Missouri residents restore snowmen after vandalism

Residents in southwest Missouri built two snowmen in a symbol of unity after a local school district's snowman constructed of hay bales burned down. More>>

Gliniewicz widow again seeks late officer's pension payments

Attorneys for the wife of a suburban Chicago police lieutenant who killed himself and made it look like he was gunned down in the line of duty is seeking of a reversal of a pension board decision. More>>

Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors

A judge has ordered Dennis Hastert not to have contact with anyone under 18, unless another adult is present who is aware of revelations that the former House speaker abused high school students decades ago. More>>

89-year-old train depot in Alton demolished

An 89-year-old train depot in Alton is being razed. More>>

Governor wants leadership change at St. Louis Veterans Home

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants his five new appointees to the state veterans commission to fire the leader of the embattled St. Louis Veterans Home. More>>

Missouri prison program recognized for veteran rehab

A new veterans ward in a Missouri prison is earning recognition for veteran rehabilitation. More>>

3 teens out of hospital after shooting outside Illinois game

Three teenagers have been released from the hospital after they were wounded by gunfire following a high school basketball game in central Illinois. More>>

Illinois asks for public feedback in transportation survey

Illinois transportation officials are asking for the public's input in its annual traveler opinion survey. More>>

Wrongful conviction case headed to southeast Missouri judge

Lawyers seeking to overturn a southeast Missouri man's conviction in a 2000 killing have finished making their case for their client's innocence during a special evidentiary hearing. More>>

Wounded Missouri officer has second surgery

Authorities say a suburban St. Louis police officer who was shot in the head by a handcuffed burglary suspect is undergoing a second surgery in an attempt to save his life. More>>

Chiropractor bribed St. Louis officers for accident reports

A chiropractor and his wife bribed at least four St. Louis police officers to get access to information on hundreds of accident victims. More>>

NIU trustees again approve ex-president's $600,000 severance

Trustees at Northern Illinois University have again voted to approve a $600,000 severance agreement with former President Doug Baker. More>>

Rauner health chief defends $63B Medicaid contract

Gov. Bruce Rauner's health care chief says a $63 billion Medicaid managed care program will save up to $300 million a year because of the competitive process providers had to undergo. More>>

Hunters harvest more than 80K deer during firearm season

Hunters harvested more than 80,000 deer during this year's firearm season. That's a slight increase over 2016. More>>

GOP House members ask Kentucky governor not to call session

Kentucky GOP House members are asking Republican Gov. Matt Bevin not to call a special legislative session on pension reform before the end of the year. More>>

Small airplane crashes near St. Louis County gas station

A small airplane has crashed near a gas station in an area near Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri. More>>

4 arrested after funeral procession gunfire

Authorities in suburban Chicago have taken into custody four people suspected of firing guns from a vehicle during a funeral procession. More>>

Natural gas pipeline ruptured, explodes in northern Illinois

A northern Illinois coroner has been called to the scene of a natural gas pipeline explosion that sent flames and dark smoke into the air. More>>

Illinois doctor admits dispensing opioids for cash, sex

A northern Illinois doctor has pleaded guilty to charges he illegally gave medication including opioids to patients in exchange for sex or cash. More>>

4 injured in small plane crash at Rockford's airport

Authorities say four people were injured when a small plane crashed at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. More>>

Ribbon-cutting set for $4.1M Lincoln train depot renovation

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to officially re-open the renovated historic $4.1 million Lincoln Station in downtown Lincoln on Tuesday morning. More>>

Missouri officials say 1 killed in ultralight plane crash

The Missouri State Patrol says a person has been killed in an ultralight plane crash in northwestern Missouri. More>>

Ex-mayor of Chicago suburb indicted in bribery scheme

A grand jury has indicted the former mayor of a poor Chicago suburb on charges he took part in a $300,000 bribery scheme involving city contractors. More>>

St. Louis Zoo elephant Ellie treated for tuberculosis

Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the most popular residents of the St. Louis Zoo is being treated for tuberculosis, but zoo officials say the prognosis is good.

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Illinois sells $4.5 billion in bonds with low interest rate

The state of Illinois has sold $4.5 billion in general obligation bonds to pay down a portion of Illinois' roughly $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills.

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What you may not know about ovarian cancer

In a report that will likely surprise many women, researchers say most cases of ovarian cancer originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries.

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Scientists spot marker for CTE in living football players

A potential marker, or warning sign, for a devastating brain disease caused by repeated concussions has been identified in living people for the first time by researchers.

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Horse therapy could rein in stroke's damage years later

It may not be for everyone, but a new study suggests that the smooth stride of a gentle horse may help stroke survivors regain lost mobility and balance years after their brain attack.

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SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  

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Arch tram rides to close for renovation in January

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - If you want to take the tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, get there within the next month.

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Robert Loggia, movie and TV tough guy, dies at 85

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(AP) -- Robert Loggia, who played drug lords and mobsters and danced with Tom Hanks in "Big," has died, his wife Aubrey Loggia says.

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Illinois leaders will meet in December

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WSIL--Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner  has rescheduled the meeting with the four legislative leaders to discuss the ongoing budget impasse. The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18, but will now take place on Dec. 1. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said the meeting has been rescheduled for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. "Out of respect for the Speaker's family obligations and to help facilitate the attendance of all four legislative ... More>>

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