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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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Woman Accused of Fatal Accident Wants New Attorney

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Andrea Little had been expected to plead guilty.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Decatur Residents

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Two Decatur residents have been charged by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

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House Fails to Override Veto of Union-Backed Bill

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The House voted 68-34 to override Rauner's veto of the bill. It needed 71 votes to become law.

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Child Care Assistance Program Changes Fail By One Vote

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A plan to restore state-subsidized child care assistance for low-income working parents has failed by one vote in the Illinois House.

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Peoria Settles With Man Who Parodied Mayor on Twitter

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The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor.