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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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New Ad Campaign Criticizes Kirk

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Environmentalists are taking to television to spread the word about how much they disagree with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

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Springfield Mass Transit District Unveils Revamped Website

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The Springfield Mass Transit District has unveiled a new website that one of its creators says should help make looking for routes and departure times much easier than before.

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Two Arrested for Series of Robberies

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Two people have been arrested for a series of suspected robberies in the Seven Pines Road and Gaines Mill areas.

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Teen Injured in Suspected Drive-By Shooting

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A teenager was injured when police say someone started shooting.

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Alleged Toilet Paper Thief Arrested

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Roderick Chester, 50, faces charges of burglary and theft.