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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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Springfield School Board Approves Budget

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They're hopeful the money comes through, but for now, the Springfield Public School budget isn't reflecting the extra money signed into law for K-12 schools by Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Springfield City Council Again Delays Decision on Vacation Buyout Perk

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Budget director says the perk is unsustainable.

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Amtrak Train to St. Louis Delayed Twice — Once Due to Freight Train Derailment

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A freight train derailment in Pontiac resulted in a 14-hour train ride for Amtrak passengers looking to go toward St. Louis.

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LaHood Gets GOP Nod in 18th Congressional District Race, Mellon Wins Dem Primary

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Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has won the Republican special primary in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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Authorities Issue Alert for Missing Cass County Teen

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Authorities have issued an alert after an 18-year-old girl is believed to have left home with a 45-year-old man.