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White’s Organ Donor Program Wins Two Awards

Secretary of State Jesse White’s Organ/Tissue Donor Public Awareness Campaign won two awards this week. The program was recognized during…

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Publicity Battle Over Lawmakers Pay Continues

The governor has not given up his fight to keep paychecks away from state lawmakers, while the comptroller has already…

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Adult Education Week

It’s Adult Education Week across the country. The Illinois Community College Board is reminding what’s offered in the way of…

Prison for bank ex-president

Embezzled more than $500,000

Doctor pleads guilty

Billed insurance for treatment he did not perform

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Watchdog Group: Juvenile Justice System Needs Overhaul

A report from the John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group, claims that the Illinois Youth Center in Kewanee doesn’t have…

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LLCC: Still Among the Best Values, Most Friendly to Vets

In addition to having some of the lowest tuitions across the state, Lincoln Land Community College has again passed a balanced budget for the next fiscal year

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Unemployment Down for the Area

While unemployment numbers are still high, the Springfield area seems to be holding its own

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Judge Orders Lawmakers be Paid

A judge in Cook County has ruled Governor Pat Quinn can’t withhold Illinois lawmakers’ paychecks.

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Men Accused of Burglary Spree Arrested

Two men allegedly responsible for nearly two dozen burglaries in Sherman and Springfield’s Piper Glen subdivision have been arrested.

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Chicago Officer Sues Estate of Teen He Shot, Claiming Trauma

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A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

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New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

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A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

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U of I Reports Record Number of Freshmen Applications

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University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

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USO Says “Thank You” to National Guard

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The USO’s Illinois chapter wrapped up a week celebrating their 75th anniversary by thanking the people they serve – the troops.

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Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

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An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.