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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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Logan County Rejects Windfarm Plan

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Logan County Board rejected proposal for southern part of the county.

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Smoking not Cheap in Illinois in Many Ways

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It's expensive to smoke in Illinois; not just cost per pack but in other ways.

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Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

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Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

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Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

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“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

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Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.