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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump, as the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, has the "opportunity and the obligation" to unite the GOP. 

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Montgomery County has revoked the driver's licenses of thousands of people in the Clarksville area who are accused of not paying court fines and fees dating back to 2012. 

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A measure to add $453 million for Illinois colleges and universities during the state's historic budget stalemate is expected to be considered in the state Senate this week. 

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A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House. Lawmakers currently draw district maps. 

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Southern Illinois University has responded to student protests against racism with a plan to boost campus diversity. The university plan released Tuesday comes one day after a student-led protest on its Carbondale campus drew several hundred participants. 

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The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.2 million in retail sales during April, the largest one-month figure yet. 

A man has been burned after an explosion ripped through a Henderson house.

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Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry. 

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The Executive Branch Ethics Commission says it cannot stop Republican Governor Matt Bevin from investigating whether his Democratic predecessor violated state ethics laws.

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A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus has become law without Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's signature. 

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