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Funeral Services Set for I-55 Crash Victims

Three people killed in a crash on I-55 are being laid to rest this week.

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Carbondale Reports Quiet Halloween

Carbondale officials say an experiment to allow downtown bars to open during the Halloween weekend appears to have been a success.

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Sen. Kirk Unveils Stroke Agenda

His benefits far exceed what an Illinois Medicaid patient would get

Springfield Events Planned for Gettysburg Address Anniversary

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with free entertainment and…

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Illinois Native Among Those Wounded in LAX Attack

A northern Illinois native was among those wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Relatives say 29-year-old Brian…

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Report: No Easy Fix for Illinois’ Financial Woes

It’s uncertain whether Illinois lawmakers will address the state’s nearly $100 billion pension shortfall when they return to Springfield for…

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Former US Rep. Jackson has Projected Release Date

Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Junior could be released from federal prison on December 31st, 2015 — if he behaves…

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State Fire Marshal Issues Clock Change Reminder

The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is reminding residents to change their smoke detector batteries as they set their clocks…

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Inmate Accused of Stabbing Deputy with Pencil

An inmate in a southwestern Illinois jail is accused of stabbing a sheriff’s deputy in the head with a pencil.…

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Healthcare.gov Education Begins

As the unreliable Obamacare website makes it hard for people to sign up for health insurance, the state is still…

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On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

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Won't give up on "structural change"

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Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

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An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

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The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.