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Illinois: American State
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, 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, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to 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.


U.S. leaving Kurds "to the wolves" with "weak" Syria withdrawal, Kinzinger says

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria and the Turkish offensive against U.S. allies.
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11 Hospitalized After a Car Crashes Into a Hayride in Illinois

All of the passengers were adults and three were in serious condition, emergency responders said.
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Videos for Illinois

Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record [Video]Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record

Brigid Koskei knocks 81 seconds off Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old marathon world record with victory in Chicago.

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U.S. Republicans chastise Trump over Syria pullout [Video]U.S. Republicans chastise Trump over Syria pullout

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to pull American troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkish military incursion has provoked a rare rebuke from leading members of his own Republican party. Zachary..

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U.S. Republicans chastise Trump for Syria pullout [Video]U.S. Republicans chastise Trump for Syria pullout

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to pull American troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkish military incursion has provoked a rare rebuke from foreign policy hawks in his own Republican party...

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What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far [Video]What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their figures concerning vaping-related deaths. California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas , Minnesota, Mississippi, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Drive Through: Man Who Crashed SUV Into Sears Charged With Terrorism [Video]Drive Through: Man Who Crashed SUV Into Sears Charged With Terrorism

A 22-year-old man who allegedly drove his SUV into an Illinois mall on Sept. 20 has been charged with terrorism. Javier Garcia allegedly entered the Sears store at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. He..

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Thousands Of Nurses To Strike Across Five States [Video]Thousands Of Nurses To Strike Across Five States

United Auto Worker union members aren't the only ones fed up with management. According to Business Insider, more than 6,500 nurses will participate in a 24-hour strike on September 20, 2019. Nurses in..

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Flames, black smoke engulf derailed train in Illinois [Video]Flames, black smoke engulf derailed train in Illinois

A train was on fire in DuPo, Illinois Tuesday, after it derailed just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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After Two More Deaths, Doctors Are Serious About The Dangers Of Vaping [Video]After Two More Deaths, Doctors Are Serious About The Dangers Of Vaping

Two more Americans have died from lung illness that were possibly tied to vaping. Officials are probing whether this “cluster” of lung illnesses are linked to e-cigarette use. They are..

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Experts Say Oils In Vape Liquids May Be Leading To Awful Lung Illnesses [Video]Experts Say Oils In Vape Liquids May Be Leading To Awful Lung Illnesses

Vape juice has been tied to a mysterious crop of hundreds of lung illnesses across the US. Business Insider reports multiple people have been hospitalized. Some have gone into medically-induced comas...

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Parents speak out about the risks of vaping [Video]Parents speak out about the risks of vaping

Tim and Ruby Johnson are urging that all children be educated about the dangers of vaping after their daughter nearly died from vaping-associated pneumonia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Joe Walsh Announces Republican Run Against Donald Trump In 2020 [Video]Joe Walsh Announces Republican Run Against Donald Trump In 2020

Former Illinois Republican congressman Joe Walsh will run against President Donald Trump. According to Business Insider, he is the only competitor for the 2020 Republican primary. The New York Times..

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Lung Disease Linked To Vaping? [Video]Lung Disease Linked To Vaping?

A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. This is amid reports that dozens of people have been sickened with lung problems linked to vaping. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Raising Teacher Minimum [Video]Illinois Governor Signs Bill Raising Teacher Minimum

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to raise the minimum salary for teachers to $40,000. According to the Huffington Post, the law aims to reach this minimum salary by 2023. The governor said..

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Mom of 9-year-old charged in fire that killed family members: He's not a "monster"

For the first time, we are hearing from the family of a 9-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting a deadly fire at the family home in Illinois. Kyle Alwood is charged with five counts of..
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Authorities find more fetal remains in Illinois connected to dead abortion doctor

After Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died in September his family found 2,246 preserved fetuses at his home in Illinois. Authorities have now found more.
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Lawmakers navigate topic of impeachment inquiry at town halls

Members of Congress from both parties are voicing their opinions on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump at town halls in their home districts. For some Democrats in mostly Republican..
CBS News - Published

Abortion provider in Illinois: There’s been a “huge increase” of patients coming from Missouri

Dr. David Eisenberg and his wife Dr. Erin King are both abortion providers. King is based in Illinois, while Eisenberg practices in Missouri, where women face more restrictions. In the last few years,..
CBS News - Published

“I don’t think it’s right": Woman seeking abortion in Illinois opens up about restrictions in Missouri

Thousands of women are now driving from Missouri to Illinois to get an abortion. One woman from Missouri named Oriel allowed CBS News to follow her journey, as she sought a medication abortion in..
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Planned Parenthood to open mega-clinic in Illinois, a 'regional haven' for abortion access

Amid rollbacks in abortion access, Planned Parenthood is opening a new clinic in southern Illinois to serve as a "regional haven for abortion access."
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Planned Parenthood to open large Illinois clinic as Missouri readies abortion ban

Women's health provider Planned Parenthood is set to open a large facility in western Illinois this month that will provide abortion access for women in Missouri as officials there aim to shutter the..
Reuters - Published

Planned Parenthood secretly builds new "mega-clinic" in Illinois

Planned Parenthood is opening a new "mega-clinic" in southern Illinois, close to states where abortion access is restricted. CBS News reporter Kate Smith got exclusive access to the facility and joined..
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Illinois man charged with state terrorism in Chicago mall attack

Javier Garcia, 22, of Palatine, Illinois could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted
CBS News - Published

Dank Vapes, TKO and Other THC Vaping Brands Linked to Illnesses, C.D.C. Says

Health officials released the names of several products identified by patients who have been sickened in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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Scrambled eggs on Pa. road, stolen golden coffin, Chocolate University: News from around our 50 states

Illinois museum returns artifacts to Australia, ailing dolphins on Hawaii beach euthanized, and more
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Vaping-related illnesses jump to 805 nationwide

The confirmed deaths include two in California, two in Kansas, and one each in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota
CBS News - Published

5-year-old narrowly avoids coyote attack in her Illinois front yard

A 5-year-old girl in Illinois narrowly missed avoided a coyote attack in her own front yard. She told WLS-TV the coyote "almost bit her chest."
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SUV causes mayhem after driving inside Chicago-area mall, suspect in custody

Shocking video shows SUV driving inside Woodfield Mall, located in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. Police say the suspect is in custody.  
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Video shows black SUV driving inside Chicago area Mall, reports of injuries

A video posted to Twitter appears to show a black SUV driving around inside Woodfield Mall, located in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois.  
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Illinois patient may be first vaping-related fatality in nation

At least 22 people have developed some type of respiratory illness after vaping or using e-cigarettes
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Illinois opens 24 cases of alleged priest sex abuse after finding reports weren't reviewed

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has opened 24 new investigations into alleged sexual misconduct by Catholic priests.  
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Ocasio-Cortez makes first endorsement for a House primary challenger

The prominent progressive congresswoman endorsed Marie Newman in her challenge against Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski
CBS News - Published

Thousands of fetal remains found on Illinois property of deceased doctor

More than 2,200 preserved fetal remains have been found on the Illinois property of a recently deceased doctor who performed abortions, the Will County sheriff's office said in a statement.
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More Than 2,200 Preserved Fetuses Found at Property of Dead Doctor, Officials Say

There was no evidence that medical procedures were performed at the Illinois property where the remains were found, the authorities said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Illinois teen sues top e-cigarette maker

An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for more than a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. Attorneys filed the lawsuit Friday in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf..
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Anti-abortion activists rally against Illinois abortion law

This year, states across the Midwest and South have been busy passing laws to restrict access to abortions, but in Illinois lawmakers did just the opposite. CBS News reporter Kate Smith attended one..
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Group aims to stop Illinois from becoming "abortion capital"

Mary Kate Knorr, the executive director for Illinois Right to Life, told CBS News that she's "disgusted" by the state's new laws
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AP Top Stories 10 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday, September 10th: John Bolton out as national security adviser; At least 31 killed, dozens injured during Iraq Ashoura procession; Train derails in Illinois; Sequel to "The..
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Schools, homes evacuated after train derailment

Thick, black smoke can be seen for miles and evacuations have been ordered after a train derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis. (Sept. 10)  
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Teen who vaped with THC recalls near-death experience

Illinois teen says after vaping with the primary ingredient of marijuana he now has the lungs of a 70-year-old
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18-year-old hospitalized after he said he vaped with THC

An 18-year-old from Gurnee, Illinois has been hospitalized since last week. He says he vaped with THC, the primary ingredient in marijuana, and became feverish soon after. When he started vomiting and..
CBS News - Published

Juul being investigated for role in teen vaping

Attorneys general in Illinois and Washington, D.C. are looking into how the company's vaping device became so popular with teens
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Judge slams petition challenging Illinois bonds as political

An Illinois judge on Thursday ruled that a petition by taxpayers aiming to challenge the constitutionality of $16 billion of the state's general obligation bonds was political in nature and cannot..
Reuters - Published

Judge denies constitutional challenge to $16 billion of Illinois bonds

An Illinois judge on Thursday denied a petition by taxpayers aiming to challenge the constitutionality of $16 billion of general obligation bonds the state sold in 2003 and 2017.
Reuters - Published

Former congressman Joe Walsh challenging Trump for Republican nomination

Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh is challenging President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns talks about the difficulties that lie ahead for..
CBS News - Published

Joe Walsh apologizes for past racist comments while announcing plans to run against Trump in the GOP primary

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh announced his campaign for presidency on Sunday and addressed his racist comments, "I regret that and I'm sorry for that."
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Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh announces he will challenge Trump in Republican primary

Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois said officially announced his primary challenge to Donald Trump on Sunday. He said Trump is "unfit" to be president.
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Health officials probing 193 cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping

The vaping epidemic may have taken a deadly turn: Illinois is reporting the first possible death in the United States linked to e-cigarette smoking. The death comes as federal health officials are..
CBS News - Published

Illinois death may be the first linked to vaping

We are learning what could be the first death in the United States linked to vaping. Anna Werner reports.
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CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in..
Reuters - Published

Illinois officials claim possible first death from vaping-related illness; investigation ongoing

An Illinois resident who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness has died, Illinois Department of Public Health said.
USATODAY.com - Published

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

An Illinois patient has died after suffering lung-related illnesses from vaping, although federal officials disclosed few details about the circumstances.
NYTimes.com - Published

Illinois reports death from lung illness linked to vaping

A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports that dozens of people had been sickened..
Reuters - Published

Simulation trains front-line child welfare workers

An Illinois child welfare agency under fire for some high-profile deaths is giving workers hands-on training. Trainees walk through mock homes and role-play scenarios with actors to prepare for..
USATODAY.com - Published

Illinois to raise minimum teacher salary to $40,000 by 2023 to address statewide shortage

By 2023, Illinois teachers will make at least $40,000, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday.
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Illinois increases minimum teacher salaries across the state

Teachers in Illinois can currently have a salary as low as $9,000 — and that hasn't changed since 1980
CBS News - Published

Two people arrested after alleged mass shooting threats

Two more people accused of mass shooting threats are under arrest. In the weeks after the deadly shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, police have broken up alleged plots..
CBS News - Published

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Williamsport, CC faces Indians

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Little League Classic at Williamsport, CC off IL to face former team in Indians, Sale goes on injured list, Guerrero tweaks knee, Urìas suspended
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Justin Thomas eagles 16th hole from 180 feet on way to course-record 61 at BMW Championship

MEDINAH, IL. - Justin Thomas tied the course record in Thursday's first round of the BMW...
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Teens charged after homeowner shoots 14-year-old

An Illinois homeowner shot a 14-year-old during a burglary attempt, but the five teens with the 14-year-old are being charged with his murder.  
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Homeowner shot a 14-year-old during burglary attempt. The 5 other teens with him were charged with murder

Six teens were attempting to burglarize a vehicle in Illinois. The homeowner shot one of them and now the remaining 5 are being charged with murder.
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Lawsuit takes aim at vaping company Juul

In recent weeks, public health officials in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin warned of possible lung damage in teenagers caused by e-cigarettes. There's a new lawsuit against Juul, the number one..
CBS News - Published

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