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UPDATE: N. Illinois Rattling a Quarry Blast, Not Earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey now says a quarry blast shook northern Illinois at a magnitude 3.7.

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Meet the Mayor Sessions Scheduled for Monday

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston is hosting another “Meet the Mayor” session tonight in his downtown office.

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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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Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

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Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

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GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.

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Rauner Unveils Ethics Reform Plan

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Plan for ethics reform contains some new and not-so-new proposals

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Rauner Dodges Question about Football and Domestic Violence

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.

Criminal allegations against pro football players are finding their way into the Illinois governor's race

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Former Glenwood HS Student Arrested for Twitter Threat

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A non-specific Twitter threat sent Chatham Police and Glenwood High School staff into action Wednesday.