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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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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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Illinois Gets CDC Grant to Combat Drug Overdoses

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named Illinois as one of 16 recipients in a program called "Prescription Drug Overdoses: Prevention for States."

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IDOT Says Budget Impasse Should Not Affect Winter Road Cleanup

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Blankenhorn says the budget battle hasn’t had much of an impact on the agency yet, as the appropriation for ongoing construction projects was signed by the governor.

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Farmers Give Reasons for Optimism at Farm Progress Show

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National Corn Growers Association attributes positive farming outlook to decent crops and more people entering farming.

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County Election Office Open Extended Hours for Special Election Early Voting

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Sangamon County Election Office also open Sunday and Labor Day Monday.

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AFSCME: Time to Go Back to the Negotiating Table

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Rauner has said he wouldn't lock out state workers even as contract negotiations continue, but AFSCME spokesperson Anders Lindall doesn't buy it.