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150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address in Springfield

If you weren’t at Sixth and Jefferson Streets in Springfield at midnight, you missed out on a chance to be…

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Obama Calls Quinn after Tornadoes

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s received a phone call from President Barack Obama after fatal storms hit Obama’s home state.…

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Illinois Offers Insurance Counseling Following Tornado

The state of Illinois is offering free insurance counseling for victims of the tornado that struck the Washington area. The…

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Thousands without Power in Illinois

About 25,000 Illinois homes and businesses remain without power after storms raked the state. Ameren Illinois’ outage center shows there…

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Fraud prevention topic for health overhaul council

A governor’s task force is scheduled to meet to hear about the progress and problems of the rollout of the…

Durbin Addresses Senate about Tornadoes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed his colleagues in Congress on Monday about helping Illinois recover from severe weekend storms. Durbin,…

Springfield NAACP Seeks Increased Minority Hiring in District 186

District 186 residents and community groups aren’t impressed with what they say is lack of progress in minority hiring and…

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Edwards Running for City Treasurer

Springfield could see a new treasurer in 2015. Current City Treasurer Jim Langfelder has been reportedly eyeing the mayor’s office.…

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Confusion, Frustration for Illinois Residents Affected by Weather

People displaced by Sunday’s tornadoes in Washington, Ill., are being kept out of what’s left of their homes indefinitely.

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Police Net Heroin, Marijuana in West Side Drug Bust

A Springfield man is behind bars on drug charges after police found a good amount of heroin and marijuana.

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Second Arrest Made in Rochester Homicide

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One of two people that remained wanted after a deadly shooting incident late last month outside Rochester has been taken into custody.

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President Obama’s Visit: The Day After

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They're not done replaying the game films yet, but those involved in orchestrating Wednesday's presidential visit to Springfield say, for now, it was a fun and positive experience that went well.

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Chicago Woman Charged with Supplying Gun to Niece

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Federal prosecutors say a Chicago woman has been indicted on charges that she supplied her 14-year-old niece with the handgun the girl allegedly used to kill another teen during an argument over a boy.

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Par-a-Dice Cuts Staff, Blames Video Gaming

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Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria has announced announced they are laying off employees amidst a protracted slump in business.

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Jury Sides with Illinois Man in Excessive Force Lawsuit

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Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.