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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It has the 5th largest Gross Domestic Product by state, is the 6th-most populous U.S. state and 25th-largest state in terms of land area. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in northern and central Illinois, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, contains over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports around the world from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway on the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

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Jussie Smollett arrested, charged with filing false police report

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is in police custody after turning himself in overnight. He is accused of faking a hate crime after his story of being attacked by racists fell to pieces. Smollett has..
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We can do more to prevent mass workplace shootings like Aurora, Illinois

Since the 1999 Columbine massacre, there have been nearly four times as many mass shootings in the workplace as at schools. Here's how to reduce them.
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Videos for Illinois

Hundreds of Counties Get Paid to Detain Immigrants for ICE [Video]Hundreds of Counties Get Paid to Detain Immigrants for ICE

With controversy surrounding ICE, more and more officials are reassessing — or ending — their detention deals with the federal government.

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Illinois to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour [Video]Illinois to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Illinois' governor signed a bill Tuesday that will gradually bump the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

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Employees return to Aurora plant after deadly shooting [Video]Employees return to Aurora plant after deadly shooting

Employees at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois returned to their workplace Tuesday, just days after a gunman killed five of their coworkers and wounded five police officers. Colette Luke has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Grand Jury Seated In Wake Following New R. Kelly Allegations [Video]Grand Jury Seated In Wake Following New R. Kelly Allegations

(CNN)A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case. This comes on the heels of attorney..

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Thousands brave freezing cold in vigil for Aurora shooting victims [Video]Thousands brave freezing cold in vigil for Aurora shooting victims

More than 2,000 people braved icy rain and sub-freezing temperatures in Illinois on Sunday for a vigil paying respects to five people killed and five police officers wounded by a factory worker who..

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Vigil Held For Illinois Shooting Victims [Video]Vigil Held For Illinois Shooting Victims

According to Reuters, more than 2,000 people stood through icy rain in sub-freezing temperatures in Illinois on Sunday for a vigil that was held for the five people killed and five police officers..

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What to Know about the Aurora, Ill. Shooter [Video]What to Know about the Aurora, Ill. Shooter

Five people were killed and six injured on Friday after 45-year-old Gary Martin opened fire at the Henry Pratt Co. warehouse in Aurora, Ill. Records reveal that he had a violent past before the..

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Fired Aurora employee kills victims with illegal gun [Video]Fired Aurora employee kills victims with illegal gun

45-year-old Gary Martin had been terminated from his job before he killed five people at a factory in Aurora, Illinois with a handgun he illegally owned, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman..

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Mass Murderer At Illinois Factory Was Recently-Fired Felon [Video]Mass Murderer At Illinois Factory Was Recently-Fired Felon

The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers at an Illinois factory was a violent felon. Reuters reports Gary Martin, 45, had just been fired when he returned to the plant..

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Aurora Attacker Should Not Have Been Able To Purchase A Gun, But He Did [Video]Aurora Attacker Should Not Have Been Able To Purchase A Gun, But He Did

According to a report by Newser, police say the worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun used in the shooting because an initial background check didn't..

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Aurora Mass Shooting leaves 5 dead, injures 6 [Video]Aurora Mass Shooting leaves 5 dead, injures 6

A former employee of the Henry Pratt Company, identified by Aurora Police as Gary Martin,has committed a mass shooting in Illinois, Chicago.

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Gunman in Ill. shooting had been fired -police [Video]Gunman in Ill. shooting had been fired -police

A gunman who killed five fellow workers at an Illinois factory on Friday had just been terminated, and the plant manager and a human resources official were among his victims, Aurora Police Chief..

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Shooter In Illinois Factory Killed Victims After Being Terminated [Video]Shooter In Illinois Factory Killed Victims After Being Terminated

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a gunman who killed five fellow workers at an Illinois factory had just been terminated, and the plant manager and a human resources official were among the..

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Dismissed employee kills five in Illinois shooting [Video]Dismissed employee kills five in Illinois shooting

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday (February 15), killing five fellow workers before he was slain by police, authorities..

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Dismissed employee kills five in Ilinois shooting [Video]Dismissed employee kills five in Ilinois shooting

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday (February 15), killing five fellow workers before he was slain by police, authorities..

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Officials say Aurora gunman might have been fired on day of shooting [Video]Officials say Aurora gunman might have been fired on day of shooting

Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman said the information they have points to gunman Gary Martin being terminated from his job on the same day he killed five people. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Gunman in Illinois warehouse kills five people [Video]Gunman in Illinois warehouse kills five people

A gunman opened fire in a warehouse on Friday in Aurora Illinois, an hour west of Chicago, killing five people. The shooter, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, was an employee at the sprawling..

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Five Killed As Gunman Opens Fire At Illinois Warehouse [Video]Five Killed As Gunman Opens Fire At Illinois Warehouse

According to Reuters, a gunman opened fire in an industrial warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain. Aurora Police Chief..

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Gunman Opens Fire At Illinois Plant, At Least One Killed [Video]Gunman Opens Fire At Illinois Plant, At Least One Killed

According to Reuters, a gunman opened fire in an industrial building in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding several others before he was taken into custody. A spokesman..

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Gunman apprehended in Aurora, Illinois -officials [Video]Gunman apprehended in Aurora, Illinois -officials

City officials in Aurora, Illinois said on Twitter on Friday that a gunman had been apprehended after police responded to an "active shooter" situation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Former Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Beaten In Prison [Video]Former Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Beaten In Prison

The former Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald just began serving his nearly-seven-year prison sentence. Newser reports Jennifer Blagg, one of Jason Van Dyke's defense lawyers, said..

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Cities try to restart Amazon HQ2 race [Video]Cities try to restart Amazon HQ2 race

Cities that were shunned in Amazon.com's search for a secondary corporate headquarters are revisiting their bids in case New York City rejects the corporate giant due to opposition from local..

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Wives Of El Chapo's Henchmen Reveal What He Was Like [Video]Wives Of El Chapo's Henchmen Reveal What He Was Like

Business Insider reports twin brothers from Chicago, Illinois, Margarito and Pedro Flores, are credited with helping to bring down Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a famous drug cartel leader. The wives of..

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Illinois Attorney General Challenges Jason Van Dyke Sentence [Video]Illinois Attorney General Challenges Jason Van Dyke Sentence

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said on Monday he is challenging the sentence of convicted former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, questioning whether the judge who..

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Prosecutor charges "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett with falsely reporting alleged attack

Jussie Smollett has been charged for falsely reporting he was attacked in January. The Cook County, Illinois, state attorney has filed a felony disorderly conduct charge against the actor, not long..
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Aurora gunman Gary Martin's license was revoked, but he kept his gun. That's the norm in Illinois

Fewer than half of Illinois gun owners who lose their licenses prove to authorities they no longer own firearms. Police don't do much about it.
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Illinois "honor system" in question after deadly workplace shooting

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said suspect Gary Martin shouldn't have had the gun he allegedly used to kill five of his colleagues, after he was fired Friday. Adriana Diaz reports.
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Victims of Aurora shooting remembered

Police say the suspect in the Friday shooting at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, should have given up the gun he used to kill five people. The victims include fathers of small children..
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Aurora shooting victim Josh Pinkard texted love to his wife as he lay dying

One of the victims of a gunman's rampage in Illinois texted love to his wife as he lay dying: "I received a text at 1:24 from my precious husband."
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"We will never know their gifts": Hundreds honor Illinois shooting victims

"Their lives were snuffed out way too short," Rev. Dan Haas told more than 1,500 people who braved snow and freezing drizzle Sunday at the site of last week's shooting
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Illinois pays tribute to shooting victims

As the community tries to heal, new details emerge about the five victims in the Friday’s mass shooting at the warehouse in Illinois. Devastated family and friends gathered at the Henry Pratt Co...
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Vigil set for victims of gun rampage at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois

The Aurora Prayer Coalition and area churches are hosting a vigil at the Henry Pratt Company, where a shooting took place Friday.
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Kennell scores 15 to lift Bradley over Illinois St. 65-59

Nate Kennell comes off the bench to score 15 points to lead Bradley to a 65-59 win over Illinois State
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Police: Gunman in deadly Illinois shooting should not have owned gun; U.S.-backed Syria forces say ISIS defeat is near.
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Turner carries Bowling Green past N. Illinois 87-67

Justin Turner explodes for a career-high 34 points as Bowling Green easily beats Northern Illinois, 87-67
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Community honors victims in Illinois shooting massacre

The community of Aurora, Illinois, is honoring the five civilians who were killed by a former co-worker. All of the police officers shot are expected to survive. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
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Police: Gunman in deadly Illinois shooting should not have owned gun

Terror engulfed a Chicago suburb when a factory worker went on a deadly shooting rampage after being fired from his job. It happened at the Henry Pratt manufacturing plant, where the assailant had been..
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Police chief on gunman: "He was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm"

Police gave an update Saturday on a deadly shooting that unfolded Friday at a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois. They gave details about the victims and the shooter. Watch the full press..
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Man fired by company kills 5 employees in Illinois shooting

Authorities in Aurora, Illinois, say 45-year-old Gary Martin was let go from his job at a manufacturing warehouse on Friday when he opened fire on his co-workers. Five employees at the Henry Pratt..
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Eye Opener: Deadly shooting at an Illinois factory

A mass shooting at a suburban Chicago business leaves five people dead and five police officers wounded. Also, President Trump declares a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border. All..
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NBA All-Star Game, Daytona 500, McCabe talks to '60 Minutes': 5 things to know this weekend

Andrew McCabe talks Trump controversies on "60 Minutes," the NBA All-Star Game, the Aurora, Illinois, shooting and more things to start your weekend.
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Who was Gary Martin? Illinois gunman seemed fine hours before killing co-workers

Gary Martin began a gun battle with police officers who arrived within minutes after frantic calls came from where he worked.
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Police identify Gary Martin as suspect in deadly Aurora, Illinois workplace shooting

At least five civilians are dead and five police officers injured after a shooter opened fire at an Aurora, Illinois manufacturing company. Police identified the suspect as Gary Martin. He was found..
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Aurora police chief: 'My heart goes out to the victims and their families'

Five people, including the gunman, were killed and six police officers injured after a shooting in Aurora, Illinois.
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Gunman kills 5, wounds 5 officers in IL shooting

A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. (Feb. 15)
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5 civilians dead, 5 officers wounded in Illinois shooting

A gunman opened fire inside a manufacturing company, killing at least five people and wounding five police officers. Dimitri Roberts, a former Chicago police officer, joins CBSN to discuss.
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Gunman dead, multiple officers injured after Illinois shooting

Multiple people were injured in a workplace outside Chicago including five police officers. The suspect is dead. The shooting occurred at a business that manufactures industrial equipment in Aurora,..
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Gunman opens fire at manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois

A gunman opened fire at co-workers and police officers at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois.
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Suspect in Aurora, Illinois, shooting apprehended: Here's what we know now

A shooting suspect in Aurora, Illinois, has been apprehended after an active shooter situation Friday afternoon. Here's what we know now.
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Active shooter reported at Illinois industrial park

City officials report an active shooter situation at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois. Local media reporting multiple people injured. (Feb. 15)
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Active shooter in Aurora, Illinois, has been apprehended - live updates

"The area is still on lock down!" the city said on social media
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Shooting reported in Aurora, Illinois - live updates

Police in Aurora, Illinois, say there is an active shooter situation, CBS Chicago reports
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Illinois tops Ohio State 63-56 for first road win

Trent Frazier scored 15 points and Ayo Dosunmu buried a key 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining, as Illinois held off Ohio State 63-56 Thursday for its fourth win in a row
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Millikin's new $5M baseball stadium delayed due to weather

Millikin University's new $5 million baseball stadium in central Illinois won't be complete in time for the 2019 season due to weather delays
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Illinois lawmakers pass two bills to "modernize" abortion laws

The bills are part of a handful around the country that addresses abortion, spurred by uncertainty surrounding the fate of Roe v. Wade
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