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'New Mexico True' brand may expand under new governor

The "New Mexico True" tourism brand developed by outgoing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez may be expanded under Democratic Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham. More>>

Illinois General Assembly reconvenes for veto session Video included

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WSIL -- A busy second day of the Illinois legislature’s veto session, as the chambers voted to override a number of outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner’s vetoes, while dealing with an evacuation at the Capitol Complex due to a bomb threat. 

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Carterville leaders pass 30 percent property tax increase

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- People living in Carterville should prepare for a property tax increase.

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Southern Illinois county clerks surprised by voter turnout Video included

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WSIL -- Big races brought out a record-setting voter turnout across the nation. More than 113 million voters cast ballots in the midterm election on Tuesday. Southern Illinois voters also broke records.

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Analysis of Vote 2018 Video included

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WSIL -- Vote 2018 is in the books and we are getting some analysis on key races around the state and the country. Matt Lees is an instructor at Southeastern Illinois College.  

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JB Pritzker wins Governor race, Rauner concedes

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CHICAGO -- Multiple media outlets are reporting JB Pritzker has won the race for Illinois Governor.

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Attorney General's office to oversee Saline County election following complaints

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SALINE COUNTY, Ill. -- Investigators with the Illinois Attorney General’s office have been called to Saline County after county officials voiced concerns that the openness and transparency of this year’s election could be at risk.

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Kelly thanks campaign volunteers ahead of election day

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Brendan Kelly thanked his campaign volunteers on the last day before the election and urged them to power through until the polls close.

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McCann: Tamms prison needs to reopen

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ALEXANDER CO., Ill. -- Over the weekend, Conservative Party Candidate For Governor Sam McCann joined the list of people calling for the state to reopen the Tamms Correctional Center. The supermax prison has been closed since January 2013 and was built just 20 years ago.  

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Gov. Rauner visits Harrisburg on campaign tour across Illinois

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti campaigned in Harrisburg as part of a bus tour across the state.

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Truth Test: Fact-checking Joe Biden's "Get Out the Vote" rally

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WSIL -- With less than a week to go before election day, several prominent Illinois Democrats campaigned with former Vice President Joe Biden at a get out the vote Rally for congressional candidate Brendan Kelly, but was everything said there true?

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Truth Test: Fact-Checking President Trump's Murphysboro speech Video included

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WSIL -- Thousands of people were in attendance as President Donald Trump campaigned at the Southern Illinois airport Saturday, hoping to boost Congressman Mike Bost’s reelection effort, but was everything the President claimed true?

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Truth Test: Rep. Bost pitches bipartisan credentials Video included

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WSIL -- Candidates in Illinois’ 12th congressional district are making their final pitches to voters as election day nears. Among the stops, the final debate of the cycle Tuesday, where Incumbent Republican Mike Bost discussed his bipartisan credentials.  “Every single bill I’ve sponsored has been bipartisan,” he said during the debate. But does every bill Bost has sponsored have bipartisan co-sponsors? Not So fast.  A review of congressional rec... More>>

Truth Test: Ad claims Brendan Kelly has spent career "supporting" Madigan and Pelosi

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WSIL -- More attack ads in the tightly contested race for Illinois’ 12th congressional district. This ad, from Republican incumbent Mike Bost, claims his Democratic challenger has spent his career “supporting” House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.

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Follow the Money: Bryant vs. Griffin Video included

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WSIL -- In an election cycle filled with expensive races up and down the ballot, the 115th district is shaping up to be one of the more costly in southern Illinois.  Democrat Marsha Griffin is looking to unseat two term Incumbent Terri Bryant, who has historically been a prolific fundraiser.

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Truth Test: Did Sam McCann vote to raise taxes?

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WSIL -- A new ad in the Illinois governor’s race attacks Conservative party candidate Sam McCann, claiming he was planted in the race by Mike Madigan to attract voters from Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner.

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Truth Test: Has JB Pritzker released a tax plan? Video included

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WSIL -- A progressive income tax has long been a point of focus in Democrat JB Pritzker's campaign for Illinois governor, saying his plan would only raise taxes on the rich.

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Follow the Money: Natalie Phelps Finnie Video included

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WSIL -- Engaged in one of the most hotly contested house races in the state, Democratic incumbent Natalie Phelps Finnie and Republican Patrick Windhorst are battling it out to represent Illinois' 118th district.

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Truth Test: Kelly ad claims Bost voted to raise his own pay Video included

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WSIL -- A new ad in the race for Illinois 12th congressional district, where Democrat Brendan Kelly is looking to unseat incumbent Republican Mike Bost. In the ad Kelly attacks Bost saying he’s a career politician who works for himself, not southern Illinois.

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Truth Test: PAC Ad questions Brendan Kelly's record as prosecutor Video included

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WSIL -- A new ad, from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican-aligned Political Action Committee, attacks Democrat Brendan Kelly's record as St. Clair County State's Attorney. 

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Truth Test: Does JB Pritzker support a mileage tax? Video included

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WSIL -- A new attack ad in the Illinois governor's race hits on a familiar theme.

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President Trump holds rally in Evansville Video included

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 

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Reaction to President Trump's visit to Granite City

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WSIL -- We are compiling reaction statements to President's Trump's visit to Granite City.

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Truth Test: ad claims JB Pritzker removed toilets to avoid taxes

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WSIL -- The ad wars continue in the Illinois governor's race between Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker. 

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Truth Test: Pritzker ad claims Rauner poured $1 billion "down the drain"

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WSIL — The war of words continues in the heavily contested Illinois governor's race between Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker. As the general election heats up, News 3 will be fact checking claims made by the candidates in person and in ads. At issue today, a Pritzker ad that claims Rauner flushed a billion dollars down the drain. 

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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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Illinois Governor Candidates Audio Interviews

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WSIL News 3 is interviewing the Democratic gubernatorial candidates seeking the the party nomination in  the 2018 March primary in Illinois.  The list of candidates are as follows: Daniel Biss,  Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman, Chris Kennedy, Alex Paterakis,  Ameya Pawar, J.B. Pritzker.  Look for more in-depth interviews in the coming weeks.  These audio podcast will allow voters to hear directly from the candidates.  

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Kennedy announces bid for Governor

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CHICAGO -- Businessman Chris Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy family political dynasty, officially announced his campaign for governor of Illinois in 2018 on Wednesday.

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Munger appointed to Deputy Governor position

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SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced Friday that he's hired former state Comptroller Leslie Munger to serve as a deputy governor. 

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Governor Rauner's State of the State: full text

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SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his State of the State address today in Springfield.  Below is the full text of his speech: 

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Selling Business on Southern Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD --  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner hopes a balanced budget, along with business reforms, will help the state grow its way out of some of its financial problems, and southern Illinois experts tend to agree.

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DC marchers return to southern Illinois

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CARBONDALE -- A group of Southern Illinois women arrived back from DC Sunday, with their spirits high. 

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Rauner cites Texas as model for Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD -- A report from the Illinois Senate on it's readiness Monday, to pass a budget comes as good news, as Governor Rauner keeps trying to nudge Illinois forward to get in the game of business recruitment. 

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New Casino Bill Could Affect Walker's Project

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- A proposal to bring a casino to Williamson County has apparently undergone a huge shift You'll find the details in a bill filed by Illinois Senate assistant majority leader Terry Link.

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Trump supporters calling for boycott of Hamilton

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WSIL-- Trump supporters are calling for a boycott, of the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton.

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Half billion in life insurance benefits goes unpaid, Treasurer says

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CARTERVILE - Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs says Illinoisians have missed out on half a billion dollars in life insurance benefits. 

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Chicago teachers protest Rauner

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WSIL – Friday, a typical press conference in Chicago turned into a bit of an embarrassment for Gov. Bruce Rauner as Chicago teachers showed up to call him out on an old email. 

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Comptroller: With stop-gap funds, state backlog will be $10B

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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says the state's backlog of unpaid bills will be roughly $10 billion by the year's end after factoring in the temporary spending plan lawmakers recently approved.

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U.S. Senate wants GMO labels

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WSIL – People want to know what exactly they are consuming, and to make things easier, Congress passed legislation for a new food label law through the Senate on Thursday.

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  • US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

    US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-11-17 02:52:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). The members of Arab-Turkish Media Association and friends attend funeral prayers in absentia for Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi who was killed last month in the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Turkey's ...(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). The members of Arab-Turkish Media Association and friends attend funeral prayers in absentia for Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi who was killed last month in the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Turkey's ...
    Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate.
    Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate.
  • California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

    California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-11-17 02:52:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo). U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., left, watches results from other races with her daughter, Caroline Walters, in Irvine, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Walters faces Democratic candidate Katie Porter in the race for the Califo...(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo). U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., left, watches results from other races with her daughter, Caroline Walters, in Irvine, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Walters faces Democratic candidate Katie Porter in the race for the Califo...
    A string of stunning losses has set off a fresh round of Republican soul-searching in California, where the party has been drifting toward irrelevance for years.
    A string of stunning losses has set off a fresh round of Republican soul-searching in California, where the party has been drifting toward irrelevance for years.
  • Trump says he's 'very easily' answered Mueller questions

    Trump says he's 'very easily' answered Mueller questions

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-11-17 02:51:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump acknowledges applause as speaks during a conference supporting veterans and military families through partnership at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washingto...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump acknowledges applause as speaks during a conference supporting veterans and military families through partnership at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washingto...
    President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller; Hasn't yet submitted them.
    President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller; Hasn't yet submitted them.

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