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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.

National

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Plane slides off runway, crashes into fence

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A jetliner with 125 passengers aboard slid off the runway during a snowy landing at LaGuardia Airport, smashing into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay.

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage.

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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

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Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial spent the first day of testimony listening to heartbreaking stories.

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

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The justices will gather in private Friday to cast their votes in the case.

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Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in S. Korea

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U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was attacked by a Korean nationalist.

Sports

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Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

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Delaware prosecutors will not file criminal charges following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

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2016 Rolex race to be first event at renovated Daytona

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Daytona International Speedway will showcase its renovated motorsports stadium next January.

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A-Rod is back with the Yankees

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The game was his first in 17 months following a drug suspension for the entire 2014 season.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, March 5.

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MLS, players avoid strike

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The MLS season will begin on Friday as scheduled.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: This family’s pet is a 175lb pit bull

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This dog gives new meaning to the name "Hulk."

News

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Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash

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The "Star Wars" star was seriously injured when his vintage plane crashed shortly after taking off from an L.A. airport.

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Peeps milk coming to an Easter basket near you

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Because why shouldn't milk taste more like marshmallows?

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Hall & Oates sue cereal maker

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The rockers are not amused by a granola company's clever name for its breakfast food.

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Iron Maiden’s future depends on Bruce Dickinson’s cancer treatment

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Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood updated fans on the singer's progress.

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Kurt Cobain’s childhood home up for sale – again

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The Nirvana frontman lived in the home up until he was nine, when his parents separated, and then again from age 16 to 20.

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Buddy Holly plane crash case could be reopened

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The National Transportation Safety Board could take another look at the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

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