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Peoria Breaks Ground for Chicago-Style Eatery

Peoria government and business leaders helped break ground on the highly-publicized Portillo’s Restaurant Wed. The national chain is opening a location across from Northwoods Mall. The business is already stirring mixed reactions.

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Key Question For Democrats: To Billionaire, Or Not To Billionaire?

With roughly three months to go until Illinois' primary election, there are seven men seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to be governor of Illinois. One of the key questions facing primary voters: To counter the vast wealth of incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, do Democrats need their own billionaire at the top of the ticket? Brian Mackey explores the potential upsides — and downsides — of an ultra-wealthy candidate.

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FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Updated at 3:27 p.m. ET After a brief security evacuation, U.S. telecom regulators have voted to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which restrict the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps. After weeks of heated controversy and protests, the Republican majority of the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to loosen Obama-era regulations for Internet providers. The rules, put in place in 2015 , banned...

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Nearly 9 in 10 Americans believe that "a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society."

At a time when partisan opinions are so polarized on a range of issues, Republicans and Democrats are relatively similar in believing that society should crack down hard on sexual harassment, a new poll from Ipsos and NPR suggests.

State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin criticized Republicans on Thursday for rushing to deliver a sweeping overhaul of tax laws before Christmas—a package that the senior Illinois Democrat says gives too much away to wealthy Americans and large corporations.

A Peoria man convicted of beating and severely burning  a 2-year-old girl by putting her into a scalding hot shower to punish her has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

An investigation has found that in recent years more Chicago police officers have opted to grieve their punishments, stalling some cases for years.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos saying she failed to process applications for federal loan relief for former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit colleges.

News literacy isn’t always taught in schools even though it’s becoming more important in the age of misinformation.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful J.B. Pritzker  was selected to be first on the March primary ballot among the seven candidates

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