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5:44 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Dennis Hastert faces federal charges

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is facing a federal charges filed by the U.S. attorney in Chicago. 

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State News
5:32 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Gambling expansion includes Chicago casino and racetrack slots

A new plan to expand gambling in Illinois is emerging, but it could get caught up in a larger battle.   Details are expected to surface this afternoon. 

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State News
5:19 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Legislation would limit community college president contracts to 4 years

Legislation that would cap contract lengths and severance pay for Illinois community college presidents is stalled in Springfield. 

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4:48 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Photo shows Chicago cops posing over black man with antlers

Credit firstlook.org

A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer while holding rifles over an unidentified black man wearing deer antlers. 

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State News
4:26 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Gay conversion therapy ban clears Senate committee

The Illinois Senate is advancing a measure banning therapy supporters say can change the sexual orientation of young gay people.

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State News
4:09 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Portion of Illinois gay marriage law sunsets this week

A provision of Illinois' gay marriage law that let same-sex couples backdate marriages to the date of their civil unions is about to sunset.

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State News
3:41 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Bloomington mechanic's elevator death was an accident

McLean County officials say an inspection found no malfunctions in an elevator involved in a deadly accident earlier this week.

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State News
3:31 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Senate to consider new Illinois casino plan

Chicago would get a city-owned casino and new casinos would be added throughout the state under legislation expected to be introduced in the Illinois Senate.

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State News
3:10 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

April jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every metro area in the state in April. It was the 14th consecutive month of decreases across the state's metro regions.

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State News
2:54 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Illinois House committee approves police legislation

Legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from using choke holds at certain times and govern the use of police body cameras is headed to the Illinois House floor.

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