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Illinois, US

Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues' - AP

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mergers & acquisitions

Illinois joins federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger of health insurers Aetna and Humana - Chicago Tribune

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2016 Republican National Convention

Illinois Republican Party revokes Republican National Convention credentials of a delegate for Donald Trump for making racist comments in a Facebook post - AP

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Illinois, US

Map: Heat indices for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana at 1:30 pm ET - @NWSChicago

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weather

Map: Heat indices as of 1pm ET for the contiguous US; areas of Illinois reaching more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit - @stormchaser4850

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Illinois, US

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri until 8 pm CT - Weather Channel

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Ford County, IL, US

Tornado warning for Ford, Kankakee and Livingston counties in Illinois until 9:45pm CT - TWCBreaking

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Grundy County, IL, US

Tornado warning issued for Grundy and Livingston counties in Illinois until 9:15pm CT - Weather Channel

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Missouri, US

Storms leave nearly 200,000 without power in Missouri and Illinois, utilities report - KSDK

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's lawyers seek resentence of 5 years in prison for ex-governor - Chicago Tribune

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Urbana, IL, US

Man arrested for burning American flag in Urbana, Ill., won't be charged state's attorney says; Illinois flag desecration statute contradictory to US Supreme Court ruling - CNN

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Illinois, US

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs stopgap budget deal ensuring public schools stay open for another year; plan also provides colleges, social services programs money for 6 months - WGN

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Illinois, US

Illinois legislature passes budget amid last-minute drama; Gov. Rauner expected to sign measure - Chicago Sun-Times

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Illinois, US

#BREAKING: Illinois House passes stopgap budget bill 105-4. https://t.co/sQ6wrNWGgF - @13WREX

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Illinois tornadoes, June 22, 2016

National Weather Service says 9 tornadoes, including an EF-2 in Pontiac, touched down in Illinois on Wednesday - NWS

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Illinois tornadoes, June 22, 2016

National Weather Service: 7 tornadoes touched down in Illinois on Wednesday night -WGN News

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Illinois, US

Former US Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., to be released on electronic monitoring before tax trial; he has been in jail since April 4 violating terms of release - @dhnovak

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2016 US Supreme Court vacancy

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Supreme Court immigration ruling: 'Today's decision shows the terrible human cost of Senate Republicans' reckless refusal to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by Justice Scalia's death'

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Illinois, US

Reports of damage following tornadoes in northern Illinois, officials say - AP

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Illinois, US

Map: Tornado watch issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa until 1 am CT - National Weather Service

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