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Jackson Jr. Begins Sentence Early

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is beginning his 30-month prison sentence early. The former congressman is in a federal correctional…

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Dept of Public Health Reminds Citizens of World Stroke Day

It’s world stroke day and the Illinois Department of Public Health is urging everyone to take steps to reduce their…

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Inventory Credit Boosts 3Q Income at ADM, Revenue Falls

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. said on Tuesday that its third-quarter earnings more than doubled partly on increased profit…

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Ball-Chatham School District Receives $774,000 for Land Sold

The Ball-Chatham Community School District is discussing what to do with money from land that has been sold. A total…

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Quinn Wants $221 Million Added to Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants lawmakers to approve $221 million in extra funds to spend this fiscal year.

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Topinka Launches “The Warehouse”

The financial records for your city, town, or county are now available online.

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Authorities Investigate Three Sunday Fires on 11th Street

Springfield police and arson investigators are looking into three fires on north 11th street that occured early Sunday.

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Springfield Driver Critical After Morning Crash

A person remains at St. John’s Hospital following a single vehicle crash this morning near Lawrence and Douglas in Springfield.

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Durbin Won’t Apologize for GOP Fundraising/Facebook Remarks

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he was shocked and stunned to learn that an incendiary remark that a congressman supposedly made about the president didn’t happen.

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Lincoln Film Artifacts Headed to Springfield

Props and costumes from the Daniel Day-Lewis movie “Lincoln” are coming to Springfield.

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New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

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Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

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JCAR Wants More Time to Consider Fracking Rules

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A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

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UIUC Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Professor

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Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.

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Belleville “Needles in Meat” Man Again Seeking Bond

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A Metro East man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps'' wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

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Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

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He's not involved, spokesman says