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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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Union Against Conference Committee Idea

An Illinois labor leader is not happy with the conference committee set up to hammer out a compromise on public pensions.

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St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

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Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

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Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

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Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

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Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.

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Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

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Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia