Illinois

Illinois: Error registered a possible 545 noncitizen voters

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Officials say a computer error in Illinois' new automatic voter registration system may have led to 545 non-U.S. citizens being registered to vote, 15 of whom cast...Read more

Truck crashes into Illinois Starbucks

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The driver of the pickup and four people inside the Starbucks cafe were injured Thursday.Read more

Illinois task force wants schools to stop saying 'prom king and queen,' other gendered terms

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The Affirming and Inclusive Schools Task Force issued a series of recommendations of removing language and titles that transgender, non-binary and gender-...Read more


Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions

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Illinois' governor granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday.Read more

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

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Data from states that have permitted recreational marijuana sales and use for years suggests the new legal markets will draw customers from neighboring states, despite...Read more

Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring

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An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring.Read more

Study: No evidence museum’s stovepipe hat was Lincoln’s

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A new study has found no evidence to corroborate that a beaver-skin stovepipe hat — for years a centerpiece of Illinois’ Abraham Lincoln museum — ever actually belonged...Read more

Baby born on 12/12 at 12:12 a.m. in Illinois hospital

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A baby boy was born in Illinois during the last full moon of the decade.Read more

Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales

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Both Michigan and Illinois, which allows sales starting on Jan. 1, are officially joining nine other states that broadly allow marijuana sales.Read more


Hodgson Mill issues national recall of white flour

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Hodgson Mill has voluntarily recalled some lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour in five pound bags.Read more

School bus driver charged, accused of drinking beer on route

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A 44-year-old bus driver in suburban Chicago has been arrested after authorities say she drank beer while taking more than 30 elementary students to school.Read more