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  • A federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.
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  • This fire truck brought to you by ... Ads are coming to fire trucks and ambulances in northern Illinois.
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  • A Chicago commuter train derailed at one of the nation's busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people on board.
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  • A woman working at a Chicago thrift store is dead after a gun hidden in donated clothing fell out of a sock and went off.
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  • Same-sex couples in Chicago can begin applying for marriage licenses immediately, according to a federal judge's ruling Friday.
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  • As dozens of people descended on Chicago's Lincoln Park to enjoy a rare sunny, mild day, shrinking mounds of snow and growing puddles signaled that one of the cruelest winters in memory is about to get miserable in a whole different way.
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  • A quick-moving storm brought several inches of snow as well as rare "thundersnow" to parts of the winter-weary East Coast.
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  • An error at northern Illinois gas station caused pumps to sell fuel for a penny a gallon.
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  • Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say a customer over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 check as a tip.
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  • An adventurous peacock had to be rescued by Chicago-area firefighters after he flew from his heated pen to a nearby tree and froze to a branch in subzero temperatures.
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  • Most of the 500 Amtrak passengers who spent the night onboard three trains stranded in snow in northern Illinois are finally heading to Chicago, rail line officials said Tuesday morning.
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  • A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman.
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  • Police have charged a teenager with murder in the death of a man whose decapitated body was found in a Chicago apartment.
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  • A suburban Chicago police officer has been released from hospital after being dragged by a car driven by fleeing Thanksgiving Day shoplifting suspects.
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  • Illinois legalizes same sex marriage
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday allowing same-sex weddings starting this summer, making President Barack Obama's home state the 16th overall - and largest in the nation's heartland - to legalize gay marriage.
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  • Aaron Montgomery's house was not damaged by the tornado that roared through this central Illinois community. But when the twister knocked out power across town, he had to find a way to keep his 5-year-old daughter alive.
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  • As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble into their basement.
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  • In a photo provided by Dodge County Emergency Management, A garage in the Town of Hustisford collapsed and walls were turned inside-out after severe weather moved through the area Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter. (AP Photo/Dodge County Emergency Management, Joseph Meagher)
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  • It's a tall order -- deciding which building is the tallest in the U.S.
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  • A small alligator found under an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has left authorities puzzled.
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  • A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon - nearly 17 hours after he started the race.
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  • DUI suspect says she was illegally strip searched
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  • As many as four dozen people were injured when two Chicago commuter trains crashed in a western suburb during Monday morning rush hour, though none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening, officials said.
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  • Two suspected gunman and two others have been charged in a shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old boy in a crowded Chicago park, police said Tuesday.
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  • Two charged in Chicago mass shooting
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  • Vendors at the latest outdoor festival featuring rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse are complaining they're owed thousands of dollars.
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  • A husband and wife who eloped in 1942 and were married for more than seven decades died hours apart this week at a hospice in northern Illinois.
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  • Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.
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  • It's probably not what you'd expect to see at one of the world's busiest airports.
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  • A fuel pipeline beneath a western Illinois cornfield has exploded, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and prompting dozens of evacuations, fire officials said.
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  • A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags.
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  • An Illinois businessman returned more than $500,000 in insurance money by paying it back entirely in quarters.
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  • Illinois has become the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana.
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  • If finding a high school ring doesn't seem like a big deal consider this: Until a few days ago, the last time Dick Diedrich saw his ring he was living in suburban Chicago with his parents and Harry Truman was in the White House.
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  • A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and plowed across the country was hitting the Mid-Atlantic Thursday.
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  • Chicago is drawing heat for a provocative campaign against teen pregnancy.
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  • Melissa Jones almost made it.
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  • These moms-to-be are being monitored for their body temperature -- and blubber thickness.
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  • A limousine driver who was allegedly drunk when he drove more than 20 suburban Chicago teenagers to a prom says he wasn't intoxicated.
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  • Jack McInerney scored his league-leading seventh goal of the season Saturday and Zac MacMath made six saves to lead the Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire.
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  • Authorities are investigating the slayings of five people whose bodies were found in a house in the tiny Scott County community of Manchester. A suspect is in custody.
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  • Communities along the Mississippi River and other rain-engorged waterways are waging feverish bids to hold back floodwaters that may soon approach record levels.
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  • A Chicago woman is trying to get out of paying a parking fine that has snowballed to more than $100,000.
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  • One person died and dozens of elementary school children were taken to hospitals Friday after a school bus crash in northern Illinois left two cars mangled and the bus on its side.
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  • An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey.
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  • Authorities say a fire has engulfed a mobile home in western Illinois, killing at least four people.
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  • Authorities say four high school students were killed when their car skidded off a bridge into an icy creek in rural northern Illinois.
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  • Can't get rid of that paunch?
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