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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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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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Durbin, Schock react to ISIS

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Durbin: We need to help Iraq stand on its own feet. Schock: Example of Obama's failure.

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Two Found Dead in Springfield’s Riverside Park

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Springfield Park District Police say two people were found dead inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

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IDOT Eliminates 58 “Political” Positions

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.

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Ill. GOP Predicts a Red U.S. Senate

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If the predictions of Illinois Republicans hold true, the U.S. Senate will be painted red come next year.

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Long-Awaited Rail Project Finally Kicks-off

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The project is designed to make freight trains and high speed rail traffic move more efficiently through Springfield