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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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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

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Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

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Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

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Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

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A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

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School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

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It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.