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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

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Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

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GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

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Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

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IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

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Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

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Green Party vows to fight decision

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Put on some sunscreen!

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Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Starbucks

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A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Could riding the bus help you lose weight?

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A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

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Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

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Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

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A Virginia man faces drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

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Man drives stolen shopping cart to probation meeting

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Police say a man rode a stolen electric shopping cart this week to meet with his probation officer.

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1,000 pound gator snared in Alabama hunt

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Hunters snared the largest alligator ever caught in a legal hunt in the state of Alabama.

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Man celebrates 101st birthday by going to work

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Even at 101-years-old, this guy still puts in his time at the job he's held for 73 years.

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Sweet job: England seeks ‘choc doc’ to study candy

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Cambridge University is looking for a doctor of chocolate.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Best Ice Bucket Challenge fail. Period.

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WATCH: A girl attempts the Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after having her wisdom teeth removed. It backfires miserably.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.

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So you think you can shock? Prizes take backseat at VMAs

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As Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards ceremony looms, there is stiff competition to deliver the show's next most outrageous stunt.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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Paul McCartney tops ‘richest bassist’ list

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The Beatles legend is worth an estimated $1.2 billion.

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Ashton Kutcher, Mariska Hargitay dominate TV paychecks

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The annual Who Earns What countdown lists the paydays of your favorite television stars.

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