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Auburn School Happy to Host Gov. Rauner

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Hosting the governor at his small, rural district's high school Wednesday, Auburn school superintendent Darren Root says there is an important point to make.

11 mins ago in Local

Caterpillar to Close 5 More Plants

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Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories — including an Oxford, Mississippi plant — as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide.

19 mins ago in Local

Advocates Fear Chaos After Rauner Home Health Care Ruling

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Illinois social service advocates fear chaos when a new ban on most overtime for home health care workers goes into effect Sunday.

24 mins ago in Local

Six People Charged in Champaign Murder

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Four are in custody after the woman was found in Clinton Lake.

32 mins ago in Local

Crimestoppers Seeks Gun Stealers

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Springfield Police are looking for the public's help in solving a weekend robbery at a local business.