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Deal on Mandatory Minimums Next Week?

It did not materialize in the first week of fall veto session

Durbin Hopes Government Stays Open

Current deal expires Jan. 15

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September Home Sales Are Up

Expert: Shutdown could throw cold water on future numbers

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District 186 Sued Over Weapons Policy

The Springfield School District is being sued over its zero-tolerance weapons policy after expelling a straight-A student who had a…

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Is Another Government Shutdown Possible?

Could we see another government shutdown in three months? We could, because the deal that ended the shutdown this month…

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Kraft Recalls Cheese, Spoils too Fast

Kraft is voluntarily recalling some of its Kraft and Polly-O string cheese because it may spoil and change color before…

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Murray Developmental Center to Stay Open into Next Year

The Murray Developmental Center in Centralia will stay open through the end of the year and into next year. The…

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New Weed Threatens Illinois Corn and Soybean Crops

A persistent, persevering pigweed named Palmer is making an appearance in Illinois. Not only does it threaten almost entire corn and soybean crops, but it also resists herbicide.

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Fewer Meals for Prisoners Costly to Implement

Serving Illinois prisoners two meals a day instead of three was supposed to save the state money. But Corrections Department…

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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.

3 hours ago in Local

District 186 Misses Out on School Construction Bonds

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The Illinois State Board of Education has approved 29 school districts for low-interest and zero-interest bonds to pay for the construction and remodeling of schools.