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Palos Heights Couple Claim Largest Lotto Jackpot in Illinois History

While the rest of the country had its eyes on a $700,000,000-plus jackpot a few days ago, a Palos Heights couple already knew they had big lottery money coming their way.

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See How Rockford Experienced the Total Solar Eclipse
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See How Rockford Experienced the Total Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse was an exciting view no matter where you live. Chicago meteorologist Tom Skilling was even moved to tears.

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Carrying a Switchblade Knife is Now Legal in Illinois, But You Need to Know This First
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Carrying a Switchblade Knife is Now Legal in Illinois, But You Need to Know This First

For years, it was illegal to carry a switchblade in Illinois, but as of this month, it is now legal, but there is a catch.

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Your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is Almost Here

So the talk of social media lately has been the eclipse. But that over now. So what is going to be all over social media next? Three words: Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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One More Thing About Today’s Eclipse–You May Lose Phone Signal in Rural Areas

Not from being zapped by solar radiation, but from a bazillion people sharing their snaps.

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Travelers In The West Hit The Road Flocking To Destinations To Witness Monday's Eclipse In Totality
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A Couple of Last Minute Notes About Today’s Eclipse Viewing in Rockford

We're just hoping that Mother Nature doesn't screw it all up with clouds and rain.

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Chicago’s Reviled Soda Tax is Getting a $2M Commercial Campaign

A new, penny-per-ounce tax on all sweetened, pre-packaged beverages in Chicago--aka the "Pop Tax"--went into effect on August 1st, and not surprisingly, poll after poll has shown that the majority (68%) of those asked about the pop tax absolutely hate it.

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Illinois Attorney General Warns of Solar Eclipse Scams

What are a few pairs of injured eyes to a scam artist?

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Anchors Have Major Giggle Fit While Covering Sewage Leak

Sewage leak -- gross, sure. But it's also pretty darned funny.

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While Traffic Deaths Decline Nationally, They’re Increasing in Illinois

The first six months of 2017 have seen an uptick in the number of Illinois traffic fatalities over the same period in 2016, all while the rate of traffic deaths has slightly decreased nationally. Experts say there are several reasons.

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