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Police: 1 person shot at Illinois mall, suspect at large

Authorities say a man was critically wounded in a shooting at a suburban Chicago mall, and the suspect remains at large. More>>

Judge set to issue verdict in Chicago police cover-up case

A judge is set to announce a verdict for three Chicago police officers accused of lying in their reports to protect the officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald. More>>

Funeral service set for trooper killed during snowstorm

Funeral services are set for an Illinois State Police trooper killed when he was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm. More>>

Illinois starts second year of private school scholarships

Illinois' taxpayer-funded private school scholarship program is beginning its second year, though the new governor has criticized the initiative. More>>

Up to 30 dogs killed in fire at suburban Chicago kennel

As many as 30 dogs have died in a fire at a suburban Chicago kennel. About two dozen dogs were rescued. More>>

R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse says he wrote a letter threatening to reveal details of her sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit. More>>

Gunman to be sentenced in Chicago honor student's killing

A Chicago man faces decades in prison for fatally shooting a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at then-President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities in 2013. More>>

Illinois refuses permit for concert to be hosted by R. Kelly

Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star. More>>

Can protein keep you healthier longer?

Researchers seeking the elusive fountain of youth are shining the spotlight on protein.

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5 facts every woman should know about ovarian cancer

The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often confused with less serious issues, making successful treatment less likely, a cancer expert warns.

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Exercise for high blood pressure? Most not keen on idea

When it comes to lowering high blood pressure, exercising is pretty much the last thing people want to do, a new survey shows.

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Can you be obese but heart-healthy? Study says no

A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the "obesity paradox," a theory that claims being obese does not necessarily raise heart risks.

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Binge drinking rampant among Americans

Americans are on a binge drinking binge.

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Don't count on healthy foods to blunt salt's harm

An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests.

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Weak vaccine making flu season even tougher, CDC says

This flu season continues to be one of the nastiest in years. And it isn't helping that the flu vaccine may be less than 20 percent effective against the season's dominant strain, according to a new Canadian report.

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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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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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