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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of Illinois, Missouri until 8 pm CT; threats include hail, strong wind - National Weather Service

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Chicago Tribune endorses Rep. Tammy Duckworth to replace US Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in early 2012

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2016 US elections

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., reiterates that he does not support Donald Trump and urges him to drop out of the race - @KWQCEmma

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2016 US elections

Photo: Bill Clinton accusers seated in presidential debate hall at Washington University, in front of Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. - @frankthorp

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Wells Fargo sales scandal

Illinois state treasurer: State will suspend investment activity with Wells Fargo over account scandal - Chicago Tribune

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AMBER Alerts

US Marshals say 2 Amber alert children from Illinois found safe in Kanawha County, W.Va.; suspect arrested - WSAZ

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Illinois, US

#breaking Ill State Police investigating shots fired on Dan Ryan at 18th St. 2 southbound lanes closed as police investigate. - @nbcchicago


Charleston, WV, US

Reports: Vehicle in Illinois #AmberAlert Spotted Near Charleston, WV-Area: https://t.co/i3srekHBPZ https://t.co/GUhChrt5eA - @kmoxnews


Illinois, US

Map: A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Illinois and Iowa until 10pm CT - @NWSDesMoines

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2016 US Supreme Court vacancy

Photo: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin greets Obama Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland - @SenatorDurbin

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Illinois, US

NWS says 4 confirmed tornadoes in central Illinois; tornado-producing storms have moved to western Indiana

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Champaign, IL, US

Tornado touches down near Champaign, Ill.; warning issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana - NBC Chicago

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Oak Park, IL, US

Suspect in SWAT standoff in Oak Park, Illinois, has surrendered after 14 hour standoff - @10News

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2016 US elections

Election officials: Hackers hit Arizona and Illinois voter databases, prompting FBI warning - USA Today

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Illinois, US

Illinois Supreme Court rules redistricting referendum can't appear on November ballot - Chicago Tribune

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Chicago, IL, US

Judge rules suburban Chicago terrorism suspect not mentally fit for trial - NBC Chicago

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Arkansas, US

Map: Severe storms with damaging winds and large hail possible Wednesday afternoon over the US Plains and Midwest - NWS

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeals reinstated 14-year prison sentence - Sun-Times

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gun control

Gun control group backed by Gabby Giffords endorses Republican Sens. Pat Toomey, Mark Kirk in reelection bids - The HIll

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Judge says he will not reduce former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year sentence for corruption conviction - @dsplacko

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