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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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Springfield Metro Unemployment Falls

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says more people in the Springfield metro area are going back to work.

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City Council Notes Shared with Lincoln Funeral Group

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Documents show council provided money, land, lodging for Lincoln's funeral

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Auburn Bank Robbed, Suspect Being Sought

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Police searching for suspect, seeks public's help

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Quinn Reiterates Support for Constitutional Officer Term Limits

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Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit the terms of state constitutional officers.

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Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Take On More Flights

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The Central Illinois Honor Flight program that took World War II veterans on free trips to Washington is turning its operations over to a similar group after having to cancel several flights.