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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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Ben U Student Airs Concerns Following Private Forum

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The questions surrounding Benedictine University's decision to cancel undergraduate programs at its Springfield campus continue.

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Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

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Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

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Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

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How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

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Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.