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Missing Effingham Co. Girl Found Dead; Uncle Charged With Murder

An Effingham County man has been charged with murder in the death of his seven year old niece.

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SHG Responds to Concerns Following Outdoor Mass

Sacred Heart Griffin High School is responding to public concerns after two dozen students fell ill at an outdoor Mass on Monday.

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No Surprises in Weekly Crop Report

Again, Illinois farmers are waiting for rain.

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Dwight Prison Plan on Hold

A Livingston County proposal to house inmates in a portion of a now-closed state prison is in limbo after the sheriff said he’s leaving his post.

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Carnival Workers Charged in Farmer City Murder

Two carnival workers are in custody after they were charged with the weekend stabbing and strangulation death of a man whose body was found in an alley during a Farmer City festival.

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Labor, Faith Coalition Event at the Capitol

A Springfield woman and U. S. citizen, who now works as a behavior analyst, came to America from Nigeria as…

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Futuristic Meter Readers in Springfield

City Water Light and Power has been switching out older meters for newer ones. Springfield CWLP Chief utility engineer Eric…

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McMenamin: Pine Wood Won’t Be Another MacArthur Park

Plans are moving forward for the rehabilitation of Pine Wood Apartments. It’s not going to be another “MacArthur Park Apartments”…

More Illinois Families Going Hungry

More Illinois families are struggling to put food on the table, according to a new study from the U.S. Department…

NWS: Tornados Down in Illinois

Tornados have been less of a problem than usual this year in Illinois. Normally the state sees about 40 to…

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Durbin’s War Chest Swelling

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Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

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Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card

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Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

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Renewed Push for Chicago Casinos

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Proponents say the entire state would benefit

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State Police Investigating Metro East Trooper

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The Illinois State Police is investigating one of their own