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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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Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

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Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

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Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.

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Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

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Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.

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Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.

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Murphysboro City Council Allocates $6,000 for Civil War Grave Restoration

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Civil War grave markers will be refurbished thanks to $6,000 from the Murphysboro City Council.