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Illinois, US

Illinois lawmakers approve $600 million in short-term funding for higher education; Gov. Rauner expected to sign - WGN

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Illinois, US

Photo: Child care workers protest Illinois Gov. Rauner, calling for a budget and a graduated income tax - celestebott

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Illinois, US

#BREAKING: 32yo man wanted for assault on an @IllinoisDNR officer was arrested after a bi-state chase. #KMOV https://t.co/CYRH2F9Den - @KMOV

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Illinois, US

Judge orders the release of a Washington state man who a prosecutor says was wrongly convicted of a 1957 slaying - AP

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Illinois, US

Police searching for missing Illinois girl in Kenosha, Wis. - WISN 12

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Veterans Affairs bosses in 7 states manipulated vets' wait times for care, according to investigation reports - USA TODAY

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2016 US Supreme Court vacancy

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.: GOP resistance to meet with court nominee Merrick Garland: is driven by 'extremely personal' animosity toward President Obama - Huffington Post

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2016 US elections

US President Obama, Vice President Biden officially back Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., in her bid to unseat GOP incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk - Politico

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Drew Peterson murder trial: Kathleen Savio death

Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Drew Peterson murder appeal - NBC Chicago

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Federal prosecutors confirm they will not retry former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on vacated convictions and ask judge to schedule a resentencing - @SeidelContent

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Supreme Court rejects former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of corruption convictions that include his attempt to sell vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Obama - AP

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Supreme Court could decide Monday whether to hear ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal to overturn conviction, 14-year prison sentence in corruptions case - Chicago Tribune

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2016 US Supreme Court vacancy

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., will meet with Judge Garland on Tuesday, his office confirms - @emmarieNYT

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Illinois, US

Illinois prosecutor: Man was wrongly convicted in 2012 for girl's 1957 murder. https://t.co/gy1H35N9YF https://t.co/YXmVpaaNCr - @cnnbrk

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Illinois Supreme Court

Illinois Supreme Court finds Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pension cost-cutting effort for city workers unconstitutional - Chicago Tribune

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Chicago, IL

Illinois Supreme Court strikes down plan aimed as rescuing 2 of Chicago's underfunded pensions - AP

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2016 US elections

Editor's note: In Tuesday's Democratic primary races, Hillary Clinton picked up 363 delegates while Bernie Sanders took 280, NBC News reports. Forty-eight delegates remain to be allocated from tonight's Democratic contests, the bulk in Florida and Illinois. Clinton now has 1,565 delegates with 436 super delegates, while Sanders has 856 delegates with 23 supers. In the GOP race, Donald Trump picked up 193 delegates tonight (including 9 earlier today in Northern Marianas Islands). By comparison, John Kasich got 74 delegates, Ted Cruz 31 and Marco Rubio 5. There are 64 delegates remaining to be allocated from tonight's GOP contests. Most are in Illinois which does direct election of delegates. We will continue to post updates as more information comes. - Imana

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2016 US elections

Hillary Clinton projected to win Illinois Democratic primary - Fox News, CNN

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2016 US elections

Editor's note: We are still waiting for projections in Missouri's Republican and Democratic primaries, as well as the Democratic contest in Illinois. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have narrow leads in Missouri with 84 percent reporting. Hillary Clinton leads Sanders by 2 points in Illinois with 75 percent reporting. - Stephanie

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2016 US elections

Update on remaining Democratic primaries: With 75% reporting, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in Missouri, 51%-48%; Clinton leads in Illinois, 51%-48%, with 68% reporting - New York Times

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