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East Side Stabbing Sends Several to Hospital

Springfield Police are looking for a suspect in an early morning stabbing.

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Madison Co. State’s Attorney Won’t Enforce Existing Gun Laws

A Metro East prosecutor is taking the state’s lack of a concealed carry law into his own hands.

Durbin, Kirk, Davis React to Verizon Data Mining

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says Congress should look into the government’s secret gathering of phone data.

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Obama Defends Phone, Internet Surveillance

In a news conference in San Jose, Obama said, quote, “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.” Obama was asked to respond to reports of widespread Internet and phone data mining by the National Security Agency, NSA.

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Panel addresses “The Two States of Illinois”

The American Society of Public Administration hosted a panel discussion as to whether there are two states of Illinois, Chicago and the rest of the state.

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Illinois Lottery adds new game

A new Illinois Lottery game is designed to help those living with HIV and AIDS and help programs working on prevention.

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Law Enforcement Group Against Medical Marijuana

The Chicago Crime Commission, an independent watchdog on criminal justice issues, says the bill allows patients with certain afflictions 2½ ounces of marijuana every two weeks – enough to supply the illegal market.

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Springfield Man Collides with Williamsville Cop During Pursuit

A Springfield man is in jail after allegedly stealing materials from a roofing company, then crashing into a Williamsville police officer during a high speed chase.

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Man Busted Trafficking Drugs Between Chicago and Springfield

A lot of narcotics have left the streets after police caught a 61 year old man trying to smuggle drugs between Chicago and Springfield.

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Bicyclist Brings Awareness to Human Trafficking

A college film student is riding for a cause, his bicycle that is.

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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

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It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

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Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.