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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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Illinois Sales Tax Receipts Rise 11 percent

Illinois sales tax receipts rose 11 percent in August. Strong automobile sales likely helped lift the numbers. That runs counter…

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Chicago Gets State Loan to Replace Water Pipes

The city of Chicago is getting a $25 million low-interest loan from the state to replace more than 18 miles…

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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