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Study: More High School Diplomas Are Key to Economic Growth

Class of 2012 in Illinois has only 71 percent graduates

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Farm Bill Should Be Priority Now, Durbin and Schakowsky Say

It’s one of three priorities the President has laid out for the rest of the year

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Quinn Hopes Veto Session Produces Pension Answers

Lawmakers are here three days this week and three more in two weeks

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Paperless Courtrooms Becoming Real Possibility

Peoria County is moving one step closer to a paperless courtroom as judges test the new $7 million upgrade to…

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107.5 FM Down Until Further Notice

We hope to have at least a temporary set up by Tuesday to once again broadcast on 107.5 FM.

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Landmarks Illinois Announces Richard Driehaus Awards

A group that salutes those who preserve history is preparing another round of awards. Landmarks Illinois has announced the winners…

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BBB Reports More Over-the-Phone Scams

The Better Business Bureau says scammers are, as usual, playing on the fears of the vulnerable with a new round…

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Judge to Rule on SPD IA File Dispute

Does the Freedom of Information Act trump a police union contract? A Sangamon County Circuit Judge will soon decide the fate of so-far unreleased Springfield Police internal affairs files.

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Southeast Employee Accused of $100k+ Theft Arrested; Security Guard Husband Still Working

Illinois State Police have arrested Southeast High School teacher Amy Day. She’s been charged with theft of more than $100,000, which came from the school’s activity fund.

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New Study Says River Otters in Illinois Exposed to Banned Chemicals

A new study from the University of Illinois says pollutants that have long been banned in the state are still…

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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

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The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

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Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

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SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.