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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Quinn backs term limits for constitutional officers

    MARION – Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit the terms of state constitutional officers.
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:51 pm
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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:51 pm
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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Bronze statue of Roger Ebert unveiled at Ebertfest

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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

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    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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    April 24, 2014 - 10:17 pm
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    April 24, 2014 - 10:16 pm
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