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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

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Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

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Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.

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Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

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The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.

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Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

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Lawmakers are calling for calm and a change in police tactics as the St. Louis suburb continues to be rocked by racially charged clashes.

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

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Google is considering online accounts for children under 13, giving parents control over how the service is used.

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White House wants ‘crash-proof’ cars

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will begin drafting rules to require anti-crash technology in new vehicles.

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Thousands evacuated ahead of California wildfires

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Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

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Advocates urge Supreme Court not to block gay marriage

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Gay marriage supporters want the Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

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Ohio State QB Miller out for season

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without their star quarterback in 2014.

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Suarez pledges to never bite again

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The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans at an event delayed because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

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Oklahoma suspends top freshman RB for entire season

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Joe Mixon, one of the school's top recruits in 2014, will miss the entire college football season.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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Here are the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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Jay Z sets sights on boxing

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The rapper-turned-sports agent is venturing into boxing and has his sights set on turning unknown fighters into celebrities.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: How the sun sees you

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Ever wonder what your skin looks like under ultraviolet light? Watch this and then reach for the sunscreen.

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Ailing Joey Kramer’s son joins Aerosmith on tour

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Kramer's son Jesse who took over his dad's drum seat when the band hit the stage.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tiger in ‘Jungle Book’

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The "Sherlock" star has signed on for Warner Bros.' adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved adventure tale.

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At 91, Stan Lee continues to expand his ‘Universe’

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The comic book legend may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from interesting a new generation of children in super heroes.

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The worst mall commercial ever

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We apologize in advance for getting "Boots and pants, and boots and pants!" stuck in your head.

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Smokey Robinson re-records hits as duets

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"Smokey and Friends" features duets with Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Elton John, and more.

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Bob Seger to release first album in 8 years

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The "Old Time Rock & Roll" hitmaker's new album, "Ride Out," will hit stores on Oct. 14.

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