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Illinois Job Numbers Not Showing Improvement

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Unemployment rate holds at 9%

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Military a Big Employer in the State

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$13 billion; 150,000 jobs attributed to Illinois economy

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Rauner Calls State Budget “Stunningly Bad,” Provides No Solution

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad'' and it will require "strong action'' to fix it.

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Congresswoman Duckworth Gives Birth

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War vet and baby daughter are doing well

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Lawmakers Override Governor’s FOIA Veto

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The measure would allow governments to charge higher fees to process some Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Does your state have a ‘miserable’ Thanksgiving?

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If you live in Ohio, Iowa, or Maine, your Thanksgiving might be more 'fight' than 'festive.'

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Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide

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Experts have a message for anyone with webcams, baby monitors, and home security cameras: change your password now.

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Talkin’ turkey: Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise

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A decline in turkey prices helped hold down the cost of preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

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Facebook launches new app for groups

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Users will be able to get in touch with their chosen group easier — especially when using a mobile device.

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Sugary drinks still marketed to children

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Children are seeing fewer ads for sugary drinks on TV, but they remain a prime target for marketers.

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When groundhogs attack!

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A New Hampshire man says he was attacked by a groundhog gone wild.

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Dog has its day as mayor of San Fran

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A Chihuahua named Frida won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day.

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Restaurateur fined $27K for serving ‘sushi’

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The owner of a now-closed California restaurant pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.

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Convicted killer Charles Manson getting married behind bars

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This is proof that there's someone for everyone.

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Maine teen charged with naked break-ins

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Police say a man broke into homes while naked, at the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Watch what happens when kids play with paint

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Two brothers throw their own paint party and their dad discovers the messy results.

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Rihanna hopes to design for Puma

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Bosses at the company have offered the "Diamonds" hitmaker over $1 million to become a member of their creative team.

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Is it ‘The Hungry Names’ or ‘The Hunger Games?’

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"The Tonight Show" hits the streets to talk with people about one of the year's most anticipated movies.

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‘1989’ is proving a good year for Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift's "1989" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week on Wednesday.

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Award-winning director Mike Nichols dead at 83

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The Oscar-winning director of "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," has died.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade preps

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Volunteers and Macy's employees are putting the finishing touches on the 88th annual parade.

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Text to Tickets to Memorial’s Festival of Trees!