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Oberweis Says He’s Running for US Senate

Dairy industry magnate and Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis says he’s running for the U.S. Senate. In a video announcing…

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Officer Shoots, Kills Driver During Traffic Stop

Illinois Conservation Police say an officer shot and killed a motorist who pinned an Illinois State Police trooper with his…

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Danville Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Slaying

A Danville man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2012 shooting death of…

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Durbin, Monken Tour Tornado Ravaged Washington

Residents awaiting aid for tornado recovery

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Cardinals Trade Freese, Salas to Los Angeles Angels

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal.

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Springfield Man Killed in Friday Crash

A Springfield man killed in a deadly crash Friday morning has been identified.

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Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly

October’s jobless rate shows a slight improvement

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Sangamon, Menard Regional Ed Offices to Consolidate

The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by…

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Christian: Document Shredding Settlement Could Be in the Works

He’s not releasing any details, but Calvin Christian III tells WTAX a settlement is indeed in the works between he and the city regarding the Springfield Police Department document shredding scandal.

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Mourners Gather to Remember Decatur Teenager

About 100 people attended a peace rally to remember a 15-year-old from central Illinois who died after being shot in…

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Report: State Unemployment Rate Drops Again

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Lowest in more than 6 years

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State Lawmakers May Return to Springfield Earlier Than Planned

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But will Senate and House leaders agree?

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Jacksonville Area Teacher Arrested

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ISP working with Morgan County State's Attorney

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Durbin Weighs in on Cuba Relations

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For the the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and…

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Hundreds Turn Out in Chatham to Talk Water

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Complaints about water quality in Chatham pour in