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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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Nearly Two-Dozen Arrested in Christian County on Drug Charges

Numerous Christian County law enforcement agencies served nearly two dozen arrest warrants for drug charges.

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McCann Disappointed in Inaction; Blames Leadership

Lawmakers didn’t accomplish much during their shortened first week of veto session this week, and lawmakers continued to miss deadline after deadline imposed by the governor.

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Jackson Jr. To Sell Home To Pay $750,000

Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington to help pay $750,000 in penalties stemming from his sentence for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items.

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“Blood Challenge” Underway

Game on…not only are high schools competing on the gridiron this fall, they are also competing for blood donations.

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Police Still Seeking Tips on July Homicide in Rochester

Sangamon County authorities are still looking for help in figuring out who murdered a 78 year old Rochester woman.

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Three Dead in Crash Near Mount Olive

Four people are dead after a serious crash on I-55 near Mount Olive and Litchfield.

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Ex-Rep. Costello Donates Papers to SIU

Joins documents of Simon, Gray Poshard

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UI Labor School’s Future Uncertain

It could be folded into a larger school

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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

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Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

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Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

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SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

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The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

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Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.