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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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U of I Takes Action to Stop Quinn’s Proposed Reductions

In a letter to the alumni association, President of the University of Illinois, Robert Easter is asking everyone to take action against the governor’s proposed reductions.

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Benedictine Goes Adults Only

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Growth in older population, reduction in traditional college-age cited

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State Lawmaker: IDOT Not the Only Agency Whose Hiring Process May be Suspect

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Federal monitor to check agency on hiring practices

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Rauner Denies Involvement in Springfield Reporter’s Resignation

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Bruce Rauner says his fingerprints are not on the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Raymond Cub Scouts Still Improving

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Police say the condition of three Cub Scouts is improving after they were injured in a chemical explosion.

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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September