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Man Who Claimed To Be Missing Boy Timmothy Pitzen Charged For False Statements
By Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, AP
The 23-year-old ex-convict Brian Rini told officials in Illinois he was Timmothy Pitzen, who would be 14.
Avenatti Reveals R. Kelly ‘Sexual Assault’ Tape
Lawyer Michael Avenatti has given prosecutors another video recording that he says shows disgraced singer R. Kelly sexually assaulting a minor.
Aurora Warehouse Where 5 Killed Won't Reopen Until Next Week
A Henry Pratt Co. spokeswoman told The Associated Press that the facility will be open for employees to receive emotional support after Friday's deadly shooting.
5 Victims Identified In Illinois Factory Mass Shooting
One of the victims, 21-year-old Trevor Wehner, was starting his first day as an intern at the company.
5 Employees Killed, 6 Officers Injured In Illinois Factory Shooting
Suspected gunman Gary Montez Martin, who was fatally shot by officers, was terminated from the Aurora factory that day, according to police.
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Illinois Lawmakers Pass $15 Minimum Wage
The Fight for $15 has picked up a lot of steam in blue states.
GOP Congressman Rodney Davis Confronted On First-Class Flight
Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) was confronted about taking a first-class flight during the partial government shutdown.
Illinois Prosecutor Asks Possible Victims Of R. Kelly's Abuse To Come Forward
Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx said she's spoken with the families of two possible victims, but needs more information to investigate.
Lauren Underwood Makes History As Youngest Black Woman To Serve In Congress
The congresswoman has already taken her first constituent call.
All The Laws You Should Know About That Go Into Effect In 2019
From minimum wage hikes to stricter gun control measures and Me Too-inspired legislation, 2019 will usher in thousands of new laws in various states.
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Transgender Inmate Gets Rare Transfer To Women's Prison After Legal Battle
By Michael Tarm, AP
Deon “Strawberry” Hampton is serving a 10-year sentence for burglary in Illinois.
Illinois Neighborhood Decorated In Rainbows After Family's Pride Flag Is Stolen
Curtis M. Wong
Casey Handal and Zadette Rosado say they've come to view the incident as a "really good lesson" for their two children.
Max Rossi / Reuters
Catholic Church Withheld Over 500 Names Of Priests Accused Of Child Abuse: Report
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called the findings in her report "preliminary"
December Tornado Outbreak Hits Central U.S., Leaving At Least 1 Dead
By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press
At least 12 tornadoes were reported in Illinois on Saturday.
Police Suggest Security Guard Jemel Roberson Was To Blame For His Own Death
Illinois state police say Roberson refused to put down his gun. Witnesses say otherwise.
Lauren Underwood Beats 4-Term GOP Rep To Become District's First Black Congresswoman
The 32-year-old registered nurse will be the first woman ever to represent the majority-white Illinois district.
45 Million More Americans Will Live In Democratic-Run States
Democrats won full control the levers of power in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, Nevada and New York.
Daniel Acker for HuffPost
This Union Has A Radical Plan To Save Itself: Get To Know Its Members Again
Legal setbacks have forced public-sector unions to go back to basics. The effort is already paying off for a teachers union in Illinois.
President Obama’s Plea To America
President Obama is calling on Americans to fulfill their civic duty and get involved in the 2018 midterm elections.
Obama Unloads On Trump, Asks How Hard It Can Be To Say 'Nazis Are Bad'
During a rare speech in Urbana, Illinois, former President Obama had some harsh words for the Trump Administration.
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Illinois Governor Blocks Bill To Tell People With Criminal Histories About Their Voting Rights
The veto requires "an honest conversation about why you wouldn’t want to empower people to participate in the political process," an advocate said.
Massive K2 Drug Overdose In New Haven
At least 70 people have overdosed in a park in New Haven, Conn., after consuming synthetic marijuana known as K2, authorities say. But what exactly is K2 and why is it dangerous?
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Barack Obama’s Birthday Officially Celebrated As A Holiday In Illinois
The state that he represented in the Senate is now commemorating “Barack Obama Day” for the first time.
Chicago Sun-Times via AP
Illinois Lawmaker Resigns After Ex Says He Catfished Men With Her Nudes
State Rep. Nick Sauer's ex-girlfriend claims he used naked photos of her to catfish men on Instagram.
Leah Millis / Reuters
Trump Mocks Media's Coverage Of Russia Summit: 'They Analyze Every Word'
Trump was supposed to be talking about trade, but instead seemed stuck on the universal criticism of his Russia summit.
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With New Illinois Gun Law, 'Red Flag' States Have More Than Doubled Since Parkland
It’s at least the eighth state to enact a law since the Florida shooting. It lays out a legal process for the temporary seizure of guns from people deemed to be dangerous.
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