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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.

Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Rating; Quinn Calls Special Session

The state has suffered its second credit rating downgrade in less than a week.

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Crimestoppers Seeks Tips on Suspicious Enos Park Fires

A series of fires in the Enos Park neighborhood last month is this week’s Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers Crime of the Week.

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Gambling Opponents Trying to Make Their Voices Heard

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Those opposed to additional casinos in the state speak out

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Med Pot Rules to be Revised

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Language to be clarified for FOID card holders who also can use medical marijuana

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Obama Presidential Museum Subject of Hearing

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Illinois lawmakers to discuss using state money to establish Obama museum

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Bogus Twitter Account Leads to Police Raid

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Police trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor…

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Treasurer: State I-Cash Program a Success

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Millions returned to owners