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A suburban Chicago teen who was questioned by school officials about a sex video he made killed himself just hours after he was called to the dean's office.

Illinois State Police say there was a steep drop in fatal traffic crashes over the Labor Day weekend this year compared with last year.

Ameren Illinois officials say that more than 200 employees and contract workers are on their way to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma.

A central Illinois soldier who died when the USS McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore last month has been remembered as a hero.

A judge has allowed lawyers for a 27-year-old suspect in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China to withdraw from the case on grounds he can't foot the legal bills. 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging residents to take precautions after credit-monitoring company Equifax said a breach exposed information about 143 million Americans.

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss has dropped his running mate citing disagreement over a stance on Israel. 

Law enforcement officials and drug-policy experts have differing takes on whether Illinois should legalize general use of marijuana. 

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Illinois saw cooler-than-average temperatures in August and the National Weather Service says the lower temperatures are expected to continue in September.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner says children shouldn't be left in limbo, but addressing issues raised by ending a program aimed at protecting young immigrants from deportation is up to Congress. 

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CHICAGO (AP) - A 2006 donation from Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's re-election is raising questions. 

University of Illinois officials say the decision from President Donald Trump's administration to wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation creates uncertainty for some students.
 
The university system's president and chancellors of its campuses in Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and Springfield sent a letter to students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon. Earlier Tuesday Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the program known as DACA is an "unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch."
 

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CHICAGO (AP) - State prosecutors say a former Chicago priest should remain locked up at an Illinois facility for sex offenders.

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for temporary employees to help with snow and ice removal this winter. 

The Illinois National Guard is preparing to help out again with another potentially damaging hurricane.

Illinois spent $14 million on planning for state universities' construction projects that have been mothballed.

Illinois schools will be required to teach financial literacy skills such as balancing a checkbook and putting money into a savings account this school year.

Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools. 

Dozens of dogs and cats left homeless by Hurricane Harvey were scheduled to arrive in Waukegan Monday to receive medical care and await adoption. 

Illinois State University says it raised $21.4 million in private dollars during fiscal year 2017 -- the third-best year on record.

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Peoria police officers are renting a vacant building and launching a program for young boxers.

A Chicago suburb is offering 10 free houses to people in Texas who have lost their homes to Harvey.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking federal help for people in four northern Illinois counties affected by flooding and severe storms this summer. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted seven petitions for clemency and denied 87 others.

A Chicago-area man is facing terrorism charges after being accused of trying to pay for others to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants and another group. 

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois National Guard says it's sending seven airmen and a C-130 cargo plane to help with the response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is letting other states know that Illinois resources are available if needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.

A clinic in central Illinois is working to provide better basic health care for people who suffer from mental illnesses.

The family of a Decatur sailor whose remains were recovered from the USS John S. McCain say they're "heartbroken with the news and will miss him tremendously."

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