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DCFS Sees Increase In Backlog of Cases

Abused kids in Illinois may not be getting proper attention from the state.

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U of I Computer Systems Hacked

A former U of I student may have gained access to three thousand student social security numbers when he hacked the systems.

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Poll Shows Majority of Illinois Voters Support Immigration Reform

Another public opinion poll shows support for immigration reform among Illinoisans.

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Bat Activity on Rise

Bats are starting to become more active, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing

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FARM Bill Goes Down in Defeat

The debate over welfare benefits continues to derail plans to help farmers across the nation.  The U.S. House shot down…

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Special Session Has Same Economic Impact as Conventions

When lawmakers head back to Springfield for a special session, several area businesses gear up for their arrival.

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Drug Bust in North End Motel

Springfield Police say they’ve made a drug bust at a north end motel. Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher says officers served…

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State Workers to Receive Raises July 1; Back Pay in Question

The Quinn administration will start paying overdue raises to state workers July 1st even though lawmakers didn’t approve all the necessary funding.

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IDOT Suffers Bad State Audit

A state audit says IDOT does a sloppy job of keeping its books.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls

Illinois’ unemployment rate is down for the second month in a row.

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Early Voting to Begin in Special Schock Replacement Primary

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Early voting starts Thursday for the special election to pick the Democratic and Republican candidates to possibly replace Aaron Schock as 18th District Congressman.

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Langfelder Talks About Appointments

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Four of Mayor Jim Langfelder's department head appointments will be voted on by the Springfield City Council next week.

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Rauner Revises Hiring Plan

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has revised its plan to change state hiring to allay concerns of Democrats and unions.

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Bloomington Man Deemed “Sexually Dangerous” to be Released from Treatment

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A psychiatrist has testified that a 35-year-old Bloomington man who has been in a state treatment program for sexually dangerous people since he was 15 is eligible to be released.

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Former Dixon Comptroller to Give Up Horse Trophies

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Rita Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other personal items stored in Illinois and Wisconsin.