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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.

Now What? 3rd Street Could Be An Economic Boon

With the 10th Street corridor rail solution almost a done-deal, businesses in downtown Springfield are turning their attention to what could become an opportunity for the current 3rd Street rail line.

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State Museum to Reopen with Governor’s Amendatory Veto

Illinois State Museum

Rauner has amendatorily vetoed a bill lawmakers approved a few months ago that would reopen the museum and all its satellite locations.

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Woman Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter of Child Sentenced

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Cammie Kelly is going to prison for four years.

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Students to Rauner: Don’t Close Our National Guard Armory

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Students from the Peoria area showed up at the Capitol in an effort to save their local National Guard Armory from closing.

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Rauner Touts Government Consolidation

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The proposals include legislation allowing voters to decide whether to dissolve units of local government.

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Artifacts to be Removed from Rock Island Arsenal Collection

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About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff.