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Mexican Consulate Visits Peoria, As Immigrant Residents Face Uncertainty

Residents of Peoria with ties to Mexico lined up outside First United Methodist Church Wed. to meet with the Mexican Consulate.

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Hate Group's Posters Are Being Removed From NIU Campus

Someone has been posting flyers promoting a white-supremacist group across the Northern Illinois University campus, Acting PresidentLisa Freeman informed the community by email Tuesday. She said the flyers are being removed as they are discovered because they violate the NIU posting policy. “Hatred is not something that aligns with the principles of NIU,” Freeman wrote. The flyers, which have been found in at least three academic buildings, promote the organization Identity Evropa, which the...

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Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump's Tax Returns

If there's one thing President Trump's critics want from him, and he refuses to give up, it's his tax returns. The returns didn't come up during Wednesday's hearing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. But the hearing was the first step in a process that could loosen Trump's grip on them. If the next step goes the plaintiffs' way, the case could make the president's tax returns surface. Trump is being sued by four plaintiffs who allege he is violating...

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The Caterpillar Visitors Center has a new moniker coinciding with its five-year anniversary. It’s now the Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitors Center. 

Another toddler has reportedly been crushed to death by an unsecured Ikea dresser, after the furniture giant recalled millions of chests and dressers over the risk of deadly tip-over accidents.

Jozef Dudek, 2, died in May, according to lawyers for his family, when he was crushed by an Ikea Malm dresser in his parents' room after he was put down for a nap.

Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

The causes of death vary — cancer, lung disease, heart disease. The report links them to pollution, drawing upon previous studies that show how pollution is tied to a wider range of diseases than previously thought.

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This winter is going to be a warm one for the majority of the United States, according to forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

They say that the La Nina weather pattern is likely to develop. That means "greater-than-average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies, with less-than-average snowfall throughout the Mid-Atlantic region," Mike Halpert of the Climate Prediction Center said in a forecast Thursday.

Kennedy's Campaign Criticizes Democratic Party

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A Democratic candidate for Illinois governor is making criticisms of his own party a hallmark of his campaign.

Taliban militants wiped out almost an entire Afghan Army base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, leaving just two Afghan soldiers there uninjured. This brings the week's toll to more than 120 people killed by the militant group.

The attack, which started late Wednesday, killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers and wounded nine, reporter Jennifer Glasse in Kabul tells our Newscast unit.

Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported at a western Illinois veterans' home more than two years after an outbreak killed 12 people and sickened 54 at the facility. 

California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

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For more than a week, Marisol Paniagua has been living at an evacuation center. She had been scheduled to pick grapes at a vineyard near the city of Santa Rosa, Calif. But that work was canceled because of the wildfires ravaging Northern California.

"It's very difficult right now because we just have a little bit of gas left in our car. That's how we are still able to drive around," said Paniagua, 37. "But the fact is, we have nothing."

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a female teen charged with fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl in 2014 isn't entitled by law to a jury trial in juvenile court.

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