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The National Weather Service continues to issue wind chill advisories for parts of northern and central Illinois as the state sees frigid conditions.

People in Illinois now have a faster, easier way to find out if the state is holding any of their unclaimed cash or property.

The Illinois Community College Board is planning to roll out several alternative ways people can earn their high school equivalency certificate other than passing a test.

The new year will be one of big decisions in Illinois.

With frigid below-normal temperatures in much of the country, emergency management officials are offering safety tips for winter driving.

The University of Illinois is considering an expansion of its solar farm.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Conservative activists and legislators pressing a lawsuit against publicly funded abortions in Illinois are seeking an emergency injunction to prevent the law from taking effect Monday. 

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois panel is expected to hear a case against a troubled public housing authority facing allegations of unfair labor.

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A brighter and more colorful Abraham Lincoln is returning to the Peoria Historical Society early next year.

An Illinois lawmaker says a casino proposed for southern Wisconsin would deal an economic blow to an adjacent Illinois town.

A federal judge has ordered the city of Springfield to pay more than $330,000 to civil rights attorneys who represented two panhandlers in the legal fight over anti-panhandling laws in the city.

Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.

Suburban Chicago's Brookfield Zoo says a polar bear that was the species' oldest male at an accredited North American zoo has died at age 32.

A report finds that incidents of alleged abuse and neglect of residents under the care of the Illinois Department of Human Services have increased by half since 2010.

State officials say food stamp benefits will be restored by this week for tens of thousands of Illinois households that lost them because of problems with a state computer system.

Chicago Police say they made dozens of arrests after infiltrating an invitation-only group on Facebook where they bought purchased guns and drugs. 

Illinois state Sen. Andy Manar is seeking a safety review of a construction zone on Interstate 55 after at least two fatal crashes.

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Southwestern Illinois College President Georgia Costello is planning to retire next year after a decade of leading the school.

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CHICAGO (AP) - State officials say there's a newly-redesigned website for travelers that offers the most up-to-date information on road conditions. 

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Illinois is no longer the nation's fifth-largest state.

U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Wednesday show Illinois' population fell by 33,703 people between July 1, 2016 and July 1 of this year. The state now trails Pennsylvania in population by about 3,500 people, making Illinois the sixth-most-populous state in the U.S.

Illinois was among eight states that saw their population fall, and lost more people than the seven other states that dropped. The decrease was a tiny fraction of Illinois' total population of just over 12.8 million.  

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Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has returned a Purple Heart medal to the family of Marine killed during the Vietnam War.
 
Frerichs returned the medal to two of Marine Pfc. Andrew Gust Richard's nieces during a ceremony at the Illinois Statehouse on Tuesday. Richard, a native of Elkhart, was killed in June 1968.
 

The Illinois General Assembly's two veterans committees are scheduled to hold a joint legislative hearing to address the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a veterans home.
 
Thirteen residents at the Illinois Veterans Home have died from the disease over the past three years.
 
Democratic state Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park toured the home in Quincy Tuesday to prepare for the hearing. It'll be held in Chicago on Jan. 9.
 

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 CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago aviation officials say they expect more than 5.2 million travelers to pass through O'Hare and Midway international airports this holiday season.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State Board of Education is seeking proposals for $12 million in federal grant funding for afterschool programs serving large low-income student populations.

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to running a hacker-for-hire service that shut down websites and affected people around the world.

A former Wisconsin state regulator has been named chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Chicago.

A settlement agreement has been reached that will allow a Rockford police officer who was involved in the 2009 police shooting death of an unarmed black man to retire in good standing.

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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A detention hearing is underway for a Wisconsin man who was found mentally unfit to stand trial for the May shooting of an Amtrak conductor outside Chicago.

Lawmakers question whether reimbursement rates in an expanded managed care health plan will be sufficient to keep insurers providing service.

Illinois has decided to join dozens of other states in a national communications network for first responders.

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