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ISP Out and About for the Memorial Day Weekend

Expect to see a strong police presence this holiday weekend.

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2012 Drought Repeat Unlikely

The national Climate Prediction Center says a repeat of the drought of 2012 is unlikely to be repeated this summer.…

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Dirksen Parkway Crash Claims Life

The motorcyclist was taken to St. John’s Hospital and was then pronounced dead.

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Prosecution Rests in Harris Trial

The prosecution rested its case Friday at the Christopher Harris murder trial in Peoria and Harris took his turn testifying shortly afterwards.

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Gas Prices Flattening After Sharp Rise

Why is the price of gas so high right now?

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Concealed Carry Bill Passes House

The concealed carry bill has cleared the House.

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Senate Passes Ban on Driving with Handheld Phones

It could soon be the law in Illinois to go “hands-free” when using a cell phone in the car. But,…

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Another Hiccup for Pension Reform

The University of Illinois system is, like all other publically-funded entities, is waiting for lawmakers to craft a budget for…

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Falls

Springfield’s unemployment rate has dropped dramatically. The Illinois Department of Employment Security released the not seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers for…

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Lawmakers Seek Illinois Amtrak Expansion

Amtrak’s friends in the Illinois legislature are pushing for a feasibility study to add even more passenger miles in the state.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.