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Illinois Records Year’s 1st Mosquitoes with West Nile

Illinois public health officials say the state’s confirmed the year’s first batch of mosquitoes that have the West Nile virus.


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Quinn Asks for Federal Help After Flooding

Quinn’s office said Thursday that the governor is asking President Barack Obama to declare 11 counties major disaster areas.


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Illinois Legislation Would Allow For Regional Concealed Carry Laws

Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.


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Court Fight Could Hold Up Concealed Carry In Illinois

“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”


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Six Dead From The Flu In Illinois This Season

Almost 150 people have been admitted to intensive care units with the flu this season and six have died, according to state officials.


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Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control Discussion

He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.


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Chicago Reaches 500 Homicides This Year

The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008. Last year Chicago had 435 homicides.



Illinois State Senator Faces Felony Weapons Charge

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.


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Supreme Court Rejects Illinois Plea To Block Taping Of Police

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights.


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Cook County President Drops 5-Cent Per Bullet Tax

The proposed tax angered gun-rights advocates, who predicted it would drive business from Cook County and to neighboring Indiana and Wisconsin.




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