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By Korrina Grom We're smack-dab in the middle of tornado season. Are you prepared? According to the National Weather Service, Illinois had 30 tornadoes in 2012, including an EF4 that hit Harrisburg on Feb.
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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois public schools that teach sex education will have to include information about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases instead of a curriculum focused solely on abstinence, according to a plan that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday.
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Five people are dead, six others hurt after their church van crashes on an Illinois highway.
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After a decade of the Democratic party dominating all levers in government the state of Illinois is a mess.
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Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon said Wednesday he could charge officials at West Aurora School District 129 with failing to report suspicions that convicted former band teacher Steve Orland was abusing students, but has chosen instead to require training for all school employees.
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Hardly any Illinois public schools have reinforced "safe rooms" to protect students from tornadoes, even though Illinois has nearly as many tornadoes each year as Oklahoma.
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Dozens of tea party activists rallied outside the Internal Revenue Service office in Downers Grove on Tuesday to protest the tax agency's improper targeting of conservative groups.
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Illinois Sen. Donne Trotter has apologized for remarks that compared a member of Gov.
Two men who were involved in Champaign bank robberies last spring with a third man told different stories to a Champaign County jury Tuesday about that third man's involvement.
A proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.
By Amanda Luevano Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov.
Less than half of Illinois House Black Caucus members say they back the push to legalize same-sex marriage or are likely to support it, a Chicago Sun-Times survey of the pivotal voting bloc has found.
Several counties in Illinois are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. The following counties are included in the watch, according to the National Weather Service : Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Rock ... (more)
Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday released a statement in favor of marriage equality in Illinois, urging the House to approve the stalled bill.
The Senate's Executive Committee approved Senate Bill 1002 by a vote of 12-3. The bill now goes to the Senate floor.
Nicole Hockley, Mark Barden and Francine Wheeler each lost a child in the unthinkable tragedy that occurred in Newtown on Dec.
A University of Virginia analysis of census data finds that 2-in-3 people who live in Illinois were born in Illinois.