Illinois

Mom cheers up son with 'Midwest campus' after courses move online

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Equipped with a common room, dining hall and dorm rooms, what's not to love about this university's "Midwest campus?"Read more

Dosunmu scores 17 as Illini hold off Hoosiers 67-66

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Ayo Dosunmu scored 17 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, to lead Illinois over Indiana 67-66.Read more

Trump commutes former Gov. Blagojevich sentence

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President Donald Trump is expected to commute the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.Read more


New Illinois law gives every child born after 2021 money for college

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Starting Jan. 1, 2021, every child born or adopted in the state of Illinois will get $50 deposited in their college savings account or 529 plan.Read more

Illinois bill would ban pumping your own gas

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The proposal would create the "Gas Station Attendant Act," requiring gas station employees to pump drivers' gas for them.Read more

Official: US citizen believed kidnapped in Afghanistan

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An American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and authorities are working to rescue him.Read more

Illinois' new marijuana industry gets one-quarter of its customers from other states

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None of Illinois' border states, including Indiana, have legal recreational marijuana.Read more

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