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Illinois Senate panel endorses wage-equity plan

A showdown between two Democratic measures to close the wage gap ended with Illinois senators rejecting one considered more business friendly

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Judge rejects Illinois corrections' mental health plan

A federal judge has rejected the Illinois Department of Corrections' plan to address flaws in mental health care for 12,000 inmates

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SUV rammed into suburban Chicago store in luxury goods heist

Police say thieves drove an SUV into the front of a Louis Vuitton store in a suburban Chicago shopping center and made off with more than $50,000 in merchandise

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Summit League headquarters moving to Sioux Falls

The Summit League is relocating its conference headquarters from Elmhurst, Illinois to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Student in custody after threat closes 2 Illinois schools

A school official says police have taken a student into custody after a threat prompted the closing of two southwestern Illinois high schools

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Caterpillar plans $73.6 million investment in Indiana

Heavy equipment and machinery maker Caterpillar plans to renovate existing facilities in the Lafayette, Indiana, area

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Southern Illinois man convicted in 2016 death of wife

A southern Illinois man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his wife

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15 Illinois libraries to share $724K in state grants

Fifteen libraries across Illinois will share more than $700,000 in state grants to help pay for critical remodeling and renovation projects

Madigan seeks probe of sexual-harassment retaliation claim
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Madigan seeks probe of sexual-harassment retaliation claim

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan calls for an outside investigation into claims that he or his allies retaliated against a legislator for speaking out on sexual harassment

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EPA to update NW Indiana residents on lead, arsenic cleanup

Residents of two northwestern Indiana cities are getting an update on efforts to clean up heavy metals near a former industrial smelter