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EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - An art exhibit featuring works by central Illinois veterans is set to open in East Peoria. 

Jurors in a lawsuit against the city of Chicago have concluded that a police officer shot his friend in the head after a night of heavy drinking in 2010 and awarded the victim $44.7 million.  

A suburban Chicago mayor is the latest Democrat to announce a 2018 bid for Illinois attorney general.

A Chicago businessman and his wife have donated $150 million to the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

The House has approved a measure aimed at making it easier to claim life insurance benefits when a policyholder dies. 

Illinois House Democrats endorsed a ban on firearm trigger-modifications - including bump stocks like those used in the Las Vegas mass shooting. 

A federal judge in central Illinois has tossed two counts in a 24-count indictment of former Rep. Aaron Schock, including a wire fraud allegation, but he still faces serious charges.

The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation that prohibits local governments from establishing "right to work" zones.

The Illinois attorney general is suing a Chicago gas company over an underground natural-gas leak that has affected water wells near the central part of the state.

The Illinois Capitol was briefly evacuated following a small furnace fire shortly before lawmakers were expected to gather for a veto session.

43-year-old man previously accused of attempting to cash forged checks belonging to a suburban Chicago woman who died in 1994 has been charged with murder.

A federal judge in central Illinois is standing by one of his findings in the theft-of-government-funds case against former Rep. Aaron Schock.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation.

An organization is working to reopen a Civil War museum in Illinois that has been closed since August.

University of Chicago graduate students, who both teach and do research in earning advanced degrees, have voted to unionize.

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. 

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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The U.S. attorney's office for central Illinois wants a federal judge to reconsider his finding that prosecutors made false or misleading statements in former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's theft-of-government-funds case. 

The University of Illinois is proposing a new public-private innovation center near downtown Chicago that would partner the Urbana-Champaign campus with two other research institutions.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has presented an $8.6 billion budget to the city's aldermen that would spend about $289 million more than last year's funding plan.

A former East St. Louis High School football linebacker has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation, saying he suffered brain damage after playing.

The city of Chicago has officially submitted its bid to be home to Amazon's second headquarters.

The University of Illinois continues to struggle with faculty recruitment and retention despite the state budget crisis subsiding. 

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is crediting a graduated driver's license law with a 51% drop in teenage-driver deaths in the past decade.

An audit has found that a small southern Illinois city's former treasurer who faces a federal indictment may have stolen nearly $316,000.

Planning for Illinois' bicentennial celebration lags behind recent anniversaries elsewhere.

The state of Illinois is looking for residents' help to create a plan to determine how to best use the state's roadway rest areas.

Illinois transportation officials are warning motorists to beware of more active deer as mating season begins.

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EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Historical Society is offering all 102 counties a tree that descends from an original "Johnny Appleseed" tree as part of the state's 200th birthday celebration.

Millikin University in Decatur plans to break ground next year on a $25 million Center for Theatre and Dance.

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