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Allegiant Air Delays

Allegiant Airlines is reporting flight delays nationwide

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Houston Tries to Maintain Distance from Police Shredding Scandal

Mayor Mike Houston is responding to allegations his administration knew about police department document destruction before it happened.

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Springfield Catholic Diocese Pastor Accused of Abuse

A pastor in the Springfield Catholic Diocese is being accused of abuse, and has temporarily withdrawn from public ministry.

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Illinois Gaming Board Hears Push for 24 Hour Gambling

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering arguments on whether to extend casino hours around-the-clock. Proponents and critics lined up Thursday…

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Stagnant at 9.2 Percent

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates.

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Police Seeking Tips on Cornfield Damage

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking information about cornfield damage.

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Ill. Supreme Court Hears Retiree Healthcare Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments over whether retired state government workers should be required to pay health insurance premiums.

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Thumbs Down to Helping Hands

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted to not recommend Helping Hands be allowed to purchase and use a portion of a building on North Fourth Street as a permanent shelter

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Grand Jury Indicts DeRyke

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted Justin DeRyke on three counts of murder for allegedly murdering his niece, seven year old Willow Long.

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Quinn: I’m Focused

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t gloating about his Democratic challenger dropping out of the governor’s race.

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Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

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Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

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Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

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IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

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Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

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State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

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Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

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Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

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Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

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Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world