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The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold public hearings on the state's automatic voter registration system before it takes effect this summer. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Peoria Health Department are issuing warnings about synthetic cannabinoids after multiple people who've used them suffered severe bleeding.

Records show that a top aide at the Illinois Department of Public Health took a leave of absence to work on political campaigns in the fall of 2016 while the agency faced the baffling return of deadly Legionnaires' disease at a state-run veterans home.

The University of Illinois is in the midst of a national search for its first-ever chief diversity officer.

Officials expect 6.5 million automobiles to travel the Illinois Tollway during the coming holiday weekend.

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Northwestern University will be taking additional steps to ensure its campus buildings are bird friendly. University officials say the school is working with experts from the American Bird Conservancy to keep birds from crashing into glass walls and windows.

An Illinois hospital has partnered with seven EMS providers to test a new app to improve communications.

Cook County is suing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for fraud after revelations that the latter obtained data on millions of Facebook users.

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A former White Sox groundskeeper will return to his old job after spending more than 20 years in prison on a wrongful conviction.

An Illinois advocacy group is looking to determine the impact of the state transportation lockbox amendment more than a year after voters approved the measure.

The board of trustees at Western Illinois University has voted to keep costs for the 2018-2019 school year at current levels.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking "common ground" with Republicans on divisive issues after barely surviving an insurgent challenge in Tuesday's election.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is preparing to unveil a new exhibit on four U.S. presidents with ties to Illinois.

Continuing last year's record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018.

A Southern Illinois University official says the school is considering having a satellite office for its law school in downtown Springfield or Edwardsville.

A former University of Illinois student accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit alleging the school violated his constitution rights to due process.

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A southern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges filed in U.S. District Court. According to the U.S. attorney's office in southern Illinois, Alfred Cross of Kinmundy admitted to defrauding several banks of more than $500,000.

 

The number of voters casting early ballots for the Illinois primary has far exceeded the number who voted early four years ago.

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With the Illinois primary just hours away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.

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A federal jury has rejected claims a suburban Chicago police officer used excessive force and doctored the scene of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old. Zion Police Officer Eric Hill shot Justus Howell twice in the back during a foot chase in April 2015. Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim said the shooting was justified.

 

University of Illinois trustees have voted to increase student health insurance premiums for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will hire architectural and design teams by summer to redevelop the Quincy veterans' home campus hit by a Legionnaires' disease crisis.

A suburban gun range in Illinois that's offering free concealed carry classes for teachers says training slots are filling up quickly.

The Justice Department says in a new filing in former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's corruption case that a 1995 ruling that's long provided guidance in the prosecution of politicians is wrong.

A judge has ordered that 15 percent of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush's congressional salary be garnished to pay for more than $1 million he owes on a delinquent bank loan.

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Democrat J.B. Pritzker is spending the final days of his campaign for Illinois governor defending his attachment to offshore trusts and companies. The Chicago Tribune recently detailed that Pritzker, or his associates, own several offshore companies in the Bahamas. Their assets are not subject to U.S. taxes unless they’re moved into the country.

Authorities are urging people at Northwestern University in suburban Chicago to take shelter after a report of a gunman and shots fired in a student residential building.

The Illinois Senate has adopted a ban on bump stocks, an age limit to own assault-style weapons and an extended waiting period for delivery of high-capacity weapons.

A lawsuit against the city of Peoria and several police officers that alleged they conspired to falsely prosecute the plaintiff has been dismissed.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen a former federal prosecutor and assistant state inspector general to be Illinois' next executive inspector general.

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