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Airport Crash Drill Set for Wednesday

First responders will be conducting a large drill Wednesday morning at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

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ADM Asks for $20 Million Tax Break

ADM is asking for a tax break of $20 million to consider moving its global headquarters from Decatur to Chicago.

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Man Injured in Crash Expected to Survive

The crash happened around 2:00 Monday afternoon near the corner of Woodward and Stevenson when an SUV pulled out in front of the motorcyclist as he was trying to make a turn.

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IPI: Welcome to the 29-Hour Work Week

A group that opposes ObamaCare is out with a study showing that low-wage workers are getting fewer hours at their jobs.

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Durbin: GOP Holding Americans Hostage

U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the Republicans who control the U. S. House ought to negotiate

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Agencies Meeting to Craft Medical Marijuana Rules

Illinois officials have begun setting up a system to let people buy medical marijuana in the state.

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Harvest Progress Still Sluggish

The harvest is under way, though the corn and soybean progress remains behind last year’s levels, according to the weekly USDA crop progress report.

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Ball Chatham Approves Budget in the Black

The Ball-Chatham Community School District has approved their budget for the 2014 fiscal year. School Board president Jim Neuses said,…

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Rift Emerges Over Potential ADM Incentive Package

A proposed incentive package created to persuade Archer Daniels Midland Company to keep its global headquarters in Illinois is sparking debate among lawmakers.

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Edinburg Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement

An Edinburg woman will be serving time for embezzling money from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Decatur Residents

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Two Decatur residents have been charged by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

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House Fails to Override Veto of Union-Backed Bill

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The House voted 68-34 to override Rauner's veto of the bill. It needed 71 votes to become law.

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Child Care Assistance Program Changes Fail By One Vote

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A plan to restore state-subsidized child care assistance for low-income working parents has failed by one vote in the Illinois House.

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Peoria Settles With Man Who Parodied Mayor on Twitter

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The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor.

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Legionnaires’ Deaths Increase

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State officials are reporting six new cases of Legionnaires' disease at a state veterans home where seven residents have already died.