Negative Political Ads Are Annoying But Effective

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Standing in front of a statue of Ronald Reagan on horseback, Rick Santorum speaks at a campaign rally Monday in Dixon, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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In Illinois, Candidates Make A Final Delegate Dash

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Rep. Don Manzullo, a 10-term veteran, campaigns in Belvidere, Ill., on March 5. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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GOP Incumbents Clash In Illinois After Redistricting

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'Broken Windows' Community Policy Advocate Dies

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Chicago teen Herbie Pulgar won the city's art contest for vehicle stickers with this design. But the city, concerned that the design depicts gang signs, has decided not to use it. City of Chicago Clerk's Office hide caption

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Gang Signs And A Sticker: Chicago Pulls Teen's Design

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Sears Holding Corp., parent company to Sears and Kmart, is considering a move from its corporate headquarters after a tax incentive package failed to pass the state House of Representatives. More than 6,000 employees work at the Hoffman Estates, Ill., campus. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sears Considers Leaving Illinois For Better Tax Deal

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When Hard Times Means Leaving A Career For A Job

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As the Chicago Cubs' Moises Alou made a leaping attempt at a pop foul during the National League Championship Series, Steve Bartman (in Cubs cap and dark sweater) was among the fans reaching for the ball. While one image suggests he acted alone, the second photo tells another story.

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Being Bartman: 'Catching Hell' Tells Cubs Fan's Story

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Across The Nation, 'Wall Street' Protests Continue

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Fight Looms Over Chicago School Day

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Afton State Park is one of the victims of Minnesota's government shutdown. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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In Minn. Government Shutdown, State Parks Suffer

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Minn. State Workers Angry There's No Budget Deal

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Ex-Ill Gov. Blagojevich Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

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