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Watch now: Video shows Illinois city detective's attempted murder on street, prosecutors say

See the dashboard camera video showing a traffic stop and chase that authorities say topped 90 mph. Police say a firearm fitted with an illegal device that turned it into a machine gun also was recovered. 

Watch now: Recreational pot made $175 million in Illinois tax revenue. But some aren't happy with the rollout.

SPRINGFIELD — When Illinois’ existing cannabis dispensaries opened their doors to recreational customers for the first time on Jan. 1, 2020, they were met with long lines and high hopes.

'It's going to get real hard': Dual threat looms for homeless facing winter, virus surge

The challenge is plain to see in Madison, where about three dozen tents have been pitched in a park just 10 blocks from the Capitol.

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More than 3,000 UW-Madison students have contracted COVID-19. This is one student's story

“I do not have the slightest idea how I got this,” said freshman J.J. Post, who got COVID-19 despite following the rules.

OUR ENDORSEMENT: Joe Biden is the better choice to restore, unite America

The former vice president is experienced, works with GOP senators, respects democratic values

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