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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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Cameras and Microphones Could Be Used in Sangamon Co. Trial Coverage

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There could be extended coverage of Sangamon County's court system coming to a radio or television near you.

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Manar: Rauner Has Changed During Budget Process

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One local lawmaker says it's not the same Governor Bruce Rauner talking about the budget now as it was a few months ago.

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State Police, IDOT Give R-E-S-P-E-C-T — and H-E-L-P — to Aretha Franklin

New York premiere of 'Selma' at Ziegfeld Theater - Red carpet arrivals

Featuring: Aretha Franklin
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 14 Dec 2014
Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.

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Mel Reynolds No-Show for Arraignment

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Former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.

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Iowa Prisoner Used Pipes to Escape

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Authorities say an Iowa inmate later caught in Henry County, Illinois managed to escape from one of the state's most secure cells by sneaking through the building's piping and onto the roof.