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Hundreds of flights in Chicago canceled

CHICAGO (AP) —People throughout parts of the Midwest have awakened to a heavy and steady fall of snow that’s forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. More than 460 flights were canceled Saturday morning at O’Hare International Airport in

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State unemployment rate increases

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say the state’s unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in December. The Illinois Department of Employment Security also announced Thursday that nonfarm payrolls increased by nearly 14,000 jobs based on preliminary data. The November unemployment

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