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Pritzker says he'll move into governor's mansion

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker says he will live at least part time at the Illinois governor's mansion in Springfield.

Pritzker tells The Chicago Tribune that he and his wife will do a lot of commuting to their Chicago home as their 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son will stay at their current schools.

Incoming House members prep for do's and don'ts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't hire someone you can't fire, like the son of a campaign donor or the child of the mayor. No matter what you may have said during the campaign about changing Congress, hire enough Hill veterans to make the office run smoothly. And make sure the person answering the phone sounds like folks from back home.

Florida recount chugs along as irregularities surface

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election recount chugged along Tuesday as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the elections for Senate and governor.

Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities moved to set up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bring in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno that killed at least 42 people.

More races go to Dems, including Senate seat in Arizona

NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night.

As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House and statehouses. The slow roll of wins has given the party plenty to celebrate.

The latest: Suit filed over officer's fatal shooting of guard

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a security guard by a police officer (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

A police chief says the officer from his department who fatally shot a black security guard over the weekend is white.

Wave of hope on a cold Iowa day

Like almost everyone else I know, I’ve been feeling beaten down by the onslaught of bad news.

Hurricanes and wildfires. Mass shootings and mail bombs. Hateful political rhetoric, including from the highest office in the land. Anger everywhere.

UI senate backs honorary degrees for 'M*A*S*H' star, first female Librarian of Congress

URBANA — Honorary degrees for Alan Alda and the first woman to head the Library of Congress won overwhelming support from the University of Illinois Academic Senate, though trustees still have to sign off.

A call for a sustainable campus landscaping plan and a clearer senate role in decisions to name academic units after donors also won approval at Monday's senate meeting.

This day in history, Nov. 13, 2018

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2018. There are 48 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Nov. 13, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

On this date

In 1775, during the American Revolution, the Continental Army captured Montreal.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 13, 2018

The kids at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School would like nothing better than to spend part of Thanksgiving break at Memorial Stadium.

"The school is very excited for our football team," senior GABBY DAMMKOEHLER said. "The team went to state last year, and we hope they make it again this year. Everyone's very supportive and proud."

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