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District 186 Teacher On Payroll with No Job

A Springfield School District 186 employee linked to the Capital College Preparatory Academy student ISAT test score leak will not be appointed as a guidance dean of Washington Middle School, following a 4-3 vote by the school board.

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House GOP Leader Eyeing Statewide Run

House GOP Leader Tom Cross may have his sights set on a statewide gig.

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State Proposal to Require Earlier Start Date for School

Kids in Illinois may soon have to start school sooner than normal.

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Newtown Parents to Lobby Illinois Lawmakers

Parents who lost their kids in the Sandy Hook school shooting are in Springfield today.

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New law increases penalities for violent flash mobs

Governor Pat Quinn says the state doesn’t want anyone using social media to harrass or threaten others.

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IDES website available in Klingon

Blame it on “Star Trek” and Microsoft, or at least on their latest translator update

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Motorcycle, pickup collide in Cass County

Illinois State Police are responding to a two vehicle crash in Cass County near Virginia.

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Chicago Officer Sues Estate of Teen He Shot, Claiming Trauma

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A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

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New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

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A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

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U of I Reports Record Number of Freshmen Applications

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University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

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USO Says “Thank You” to National Guard

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The USO’s Illinois chapter wrapped up a week celebrating their 75th anniversary by thanking the people they serve – the troops.

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Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

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An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.