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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…

UIS Wins Grant to Study Illinois River Flooding

A $148,210 grant will help the University of Illinois Springfield study flooding. A handful of students will be examining the…

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Two-Dozen Fall Ill at All-City Catholic School Mass

About two-dozen Catholic school students from across Springfield fell ill at an outdoor Mass at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School’s west campus Monday morning.

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Police Seek Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect

A man trying to steal a wallet ended up with a bruised body and bruised ego instead.

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Manchester Shooting Victim Recovering Well

The grandmother of a 7-year-old who survived an April shooting in Manchester that left six members of her family dead says the girl is adjusting to life.

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Quinn, Again, Tries to Push Pension Conference Committee

Gov. Pat Quinn says the conference committee working on pension restructuring should hurry up, which is what he has been saying since the committee’s inception.

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Illinois State Helicopter Crashes in New Mexico

A helicopter owned by the Illinois Department of Transportation has crashed in New Mexico.

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Foreign Firms Employ More Than 350,000 in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has released some figures about the Illinois economy during his trip to Japan.

After 145 years, Marching Illini Come Home

After well over a century without a permanent place to practice the Marching Illini will finally put down some roots…

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Truck, Freight Train Collide Near Blue Mound

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A truck driver was injured after he was hit by a freight train on Route 48 near the Macon/Christian County line.

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Florence Sentenced to 72 Years

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The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.