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One In Seven Illinois Roads In Bad Shape

An audit shows about one in seven roads across Illinois is in need of repair.

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Tuition Rising At Northern Illinois University

It will cost two-percent more for incoming freshmen and current graduate students to attend Northern Illinois University.

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Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser Starts Tonight

Walkers will be out in force starting at 6:00 this evening to raise money for cancer research in the Relay for Life of Sangamon-Menard County.

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Fire Damages Lincoln Senior Center

Firefighters were called to Oasis Senior Center on Pulaski Street.

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Former State Legislative Aide Faces Fraud Charges

A former legislative aide to an Illinois State Representative is facing charges related to 1.2 million dollar grant awarded in 2007.

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“Petty Political Politics” To Blame For Failure of Farm Bill

A Downstate Republican Congressman blames what he calls “petty political politics” for the failure Thursday of the House Farm Bill.

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U.S Senate Nearing a Deal On Immigration Reform

The U.S. Senate is nearing a deal on bipartisan immigration reform. The deal includes an amendment providing border security that hard-liners wanted –

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United Way Celebrates “Dine United”

When you eat out at certain restaurants Friday, you can do a bit more than just enjoy a good meal.

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Alternate Routes for Sangamon Co. Fair in Effect

The drive to the Sangamon County Fair should be an easier one compared to years past.

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Horace Mann, St. John’s Looking to Fill Vacant Downtown Space

Horace Mann and St. John’s Hospital are reportedly looking to fill the space with executive offices.

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Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

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9-1-15 Economic Development Commission

A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

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SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

9-1-15 SEIU

The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

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Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

USFRA FPS sustainability press conf

Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.

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Seven Now Dead in Legionnaires Outbreak

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Seven people have died from Legionnaires' disease at a veterans' home in Quincy.

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Police Hunt for 3 Suspects After Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Killed

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Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.