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(Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, Ronnie Dunn, left, and Kix Brooks attend the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Brad... (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, Ronnie Dunn, left, and Kix Brooks attend the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Brad...

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

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Hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. More>>

Iowa sues to shut down national puppy laundering ring

The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices. More>>

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream. More>>

25 job offers revoked after U of Illinois background checks

Data shared with trustees show that the University of Illinois withdrew 25 job offers across its three campuses after doing background checks last year. More>>

Carjacking suspect killed, trooper wounded in shootout

An Illinois State Police trooper is recovering after being wounded during a shootout with a suspected carjacker who was fatally shot. More>>

R. Kelly's sex videos have circulated nationwide for years

Sex videos like those that have been integral to the criminal cases against R. Kelly have been circulating across the nation for years. More>>

Woman charged with fatally shooting boyfriend in Missouri

Authorities say a Missouri woman who is charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend reported that he had assaulted her. More>>

Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

Kentucky's Republican-led legislature has given final passage to a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus. More>>

Chicago police shut nightclub following fatal shooting

Chicago police have temporarily shut a popular Chicago nightclub following a shooting last week that left an employee dead and another man wounded. More>>

Some Kentucky teachers close schools as legislature returns

Kentucky's largest school district is closed again as about one third of its teachers called in sick so they could protest at the state Capitol. More>>

Settlement reached in 1 lawsuit involving Duck Boat accident

The company that owned a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among 17 people who died in the accident. More>>

Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. More>>

Missouri medical marijuana licenses in high demand

Missouri plans to license more than 200 medical marijuana-related businesses this year, and if that's not enough, the program director says more will be approved. More>>

Suspect in death of Illinois deputy arrested after standoff

(ABC 7 Chicago via AP). This image provided by ABC 7 Chicago shows police activity at a hotel in Rockford, Ill., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Authorities say an officer has been shot at the hotel in northern Illinois.   Local media was reporting that Rockf... (ABC 7 Chicago via AP). This image provided by ABC 7 Chicago shows police activity at a hotel in Rockford, Ill., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Authorities say an officer has been shot at the hotel in northern Illinois. Local media was reporting that Rockf...
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Police say a gunman has fled an Illinois hotel after shooting an officer. More>>

Chicago 'Council Wars' figure pleads guilty to tax crime

A former prominent member of the Chicago City Council has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in a scheme to help a lawyer foil the Internal Revenue Service. More>>

Study: Illinois auto plant layoffs may trigger more job loss

A university report says Fiat Chrysler's decision to cut almost 1,400 jobs from a plant in northern Illinois could trigger the loss of nearly 2,300 additional jobs across the region. 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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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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