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Illinois has confirmed three more deaths from Legionnaires' disease at a Quincy veterans' home, increasing the number of fatalities from the outbreak to seven.

Several FBI agents raided the Peoria campaign office of former Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) Thursday.  A nearby business owner said the agents spent more than six hours at the office loading boxes into a truck. 

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.

Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.

The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life."

"The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement said.

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A grand jury is taking testimony as part of a federal investigation into former Congressman Aaron Schock's (R-IL) expenses.

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The head of Iowa's economic development agency said she will try to facilitate communication between labor leaders and the people who are overseeing construction of a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in Lee County that recently issued layoffs.

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The Justice Department is investigating Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL).

The federal government is trying to determine whether Schock committed crimes with his office expenditures and business dealings.

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) has reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 he spent on travel to a Chicago Bears game last November.  A spokesman said Schock wrote a check to cover the costs of the trip. The congressman previously charged the private air travel to his House office account, which is funded by taxpayers.

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Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) spent taxpayer money and campaign funds on private planes to fly around the country on aircraft owned by some of his donors.

The Department of Energy said it has suspended the long-planned FutureGen “clean-coal” project in western Illinois.

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Documents obtained by the Associated Press include a list of top-scoring applicants for marijuana cultivation licenses, sorted by state police district.

A top leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper, when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.

Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as the branch is known, appeared in an 11-minute Internet video posted Wednesday, saying that the massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in "vengeance for the prophet." The paper had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which is considered an insult in Islam.

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Bruce Rauner has been sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

The Sierra Club is appealing an Illinois regulatory agency’s conclusion that the pollution controls for the FutureGen project are adequate.

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An Illinois judge has ruled that a law intended to fix the nation's worst-funded state employee pensions violates the state Constitution.

Illinois labor unions have filed a lawsuit seeking a new plan to reduce the state's $100 billion pension shortfall declared unconstitutional.

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