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  • A book donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library may prove historians wrong about the date of a popular Lincoln portrait.
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  • The mayor of Washington, Illinois, the town devastated by last year's tornado, was a special guest at Saturday's Cubs game.
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  • Senior citizens at several Illinois nursing homes are putting their names on what's being called a residents' "Bill of Rights."
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  • The mayor of Washington, Illinois, the town devastated by last year's tornado, was a special guest at Saturday's Cubs game.
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton honored with Lincoln medallion
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton is back home in Chicago Saturday night to accept a special award from Governor Pat Quinn.
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  • Film critic Roger Ebert is seen in this AP file photo. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)
  • The late Roger Ebert took center stage at Ebertfest, the movie festival he founded in Champaign.
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  • mumps outbreak, mumps symptoms
  • At least 65 mumps cases have been reported in Illinois so far this year, nearly double what the state usually sees in an entire year.
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  • The Illinois High School Association has voted to ban full pads for summer football practice.
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  • Gov. Pat Quinn has released 2013 income tax returns showing he earned roughly the same as previous years and donated a little more to charity than 2012.
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  • IL lawmakers consider microbead ban
  • Microbeads, those little plastic pieces found in soap and shampoo, are finding their way into the Great Lakes.
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  • Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed Saturday Autism Awareness Day in Illinois.
  • Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed Saturday Autism Awareness Day in Illinois.
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  • A rally was underway Tuesday in Daley Plaza in support of President Obama's equal pay initiative.
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  • Governor Quinn allocated $16.5 million in investments for 46 local park projects across Illinois.
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  • Pot decriminalization bill vote could come soon
  • Legislation is moving ahead to decriminalize small amounts of pot possession.
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  • Task Force: Eliminate RTA, merge CTA, Pace and Metra
  • The controversy over political clout at Metra may result in a transformation of how mass transit is run in the Chicago area.
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  • The centennial anniversary of the birth of Jan Karski will be marked in Illinois.
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  • Illinois health officials linked the salmonella outbreak to Mexican-style cheese that's made illegally. The 13 counties affected include Cook, DuPage, Kane and McHenry.
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  • ISAT boycott controversy boils over during CPS meeting
  • The controversy over a boycott of the standardized test known as ISAT boiled over on Wednesday at a Chicago Public Schools board meeting.
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  • Mother speaks on dangers of distracted driving
  • A mother is speaking out, trying to make roads safer after her two daughters were killed in a collision with an Illinois state trooper whose patrol car was going 126 miles per hour.
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  • Illinois bans mandatory life sentences for youths convicted of murder
  • Illinois is the fourth state in the nation to retroactively ban mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder.
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  • Trooper Kyle Deatherage was struck and killed while conducting a traffic stop in November 2012.
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  • State Representative Tom Cross faces DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan in the GOP primary. Both men hope to win the seat now held by Treasurer Dan Rutherford, who is running for governor.
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  • As activists in Lagrange asked shop owners to display a state-sanctioned sign to deny entry to those carrying firearms, others encouraged lawmakers to relax the list of places where concealed carry isn't allowed.
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  • CPS: Action will be taken against ISAT boycotts
  • Chicago Public Schools teachers who refuse to administer the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) will face disciplinary action, school officials said.
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  • CPS: Action will be taken against ISAT boycotts
  • Standardized testing begins Monday at some Chicago-area schools, but teachers at two Chicago schools were threatening to boycott now face possible disciplinary action.
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  • The Civic Federation is releasing a new proposal it says will balance Illinois' budget, eliminate its bill backlog and reduce taxes.
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  • 2 years since deadly tornado in Harrisburg, Ill.
  • It has been two years since a deadly tornado tore through downstate Harrisburg, Illinois.
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  • Academy Awards statues.
  • A University of Illinois at Chicago employee could join the likes of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks as an Oscar winner this weekend.
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  • Child-care workers protest unpaid wages
  • A group of Illinois-based child-care providers ignored frigid temps on Thursday and staged a protest over unpaid wages.
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