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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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Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Decatur Residents

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Two Decatur residents have been charged by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

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House Fails to Override Veto of Union-Backed Bill

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The House voted 68-34 to override Rauner's veto of the bill. It needed 71 votes to become law.

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Child Care Assistance Program Changes Fail By One Vote

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A plan to restore state-subsidized child care assistance for low-income working parents has failed by one vote in the Illinois House.

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Peoria Settles With Man Who Parodied Mayor on Twitter

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The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor.

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Legionnaires’ Deaths Increase

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State officials are reporting six new cases of Legionnaires' disease at a state veterans home where seven residents have already died.