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Let It Snow !!

3-5 inches in area

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US Senate Could Pass Budget

The US Senate poised to vote on a budget.

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Last Chance for Blago

Appeal heard Friday in Blagojevich case.

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New Top Lawyer for the City?

Mayor Houston nominates long-time Bloomington corporation counsel.

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Report: Tobacco Settlement Money Not Being Used Wisely

The state spending only a fraction of tobacco settlement money on prgrams

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Blagojevich Appeals

Ex-gov. arrested five years ago

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No Kids Are Hurt in Illini Central Bus Crash

Car’s driver in critical condition

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Schock Returns from South Africa

Led Congressional delegation to Mandela memorial

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Deer Numbers Are Down

Weather gets the blame

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Bob Murray, Morning Newswatch Host and Veteran Broadcaster, Leaves Post due to Medical Concerns

Bob Murray, long-time central Illinois broadcaster and host of the WTAX Morning Newswatch, has announced he is taking an extended medical leave of absence due to health concerns.

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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.

3 hours ago in Local

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.

3 hours ago in Local

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.

3 hours ago in Local

Bloomington Police Close Probe of 1984 Killing

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Police in Bloomington say they are closing the investigation of a 1984 homicide because the man they believe was the most likely suspect has been dead for years.