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Governor: Minimum Wage Needs to be Raised

The governor wants the minimum wage raised

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Man Charged in U of I Dart Attacks

A 19-year-old Champaign man has been charged with aggravated battery after two people were shot with blowgun darts as they…

Gay Marriage Push in Illinois Turns to Unions

After watching their efforts fizzle in the Illinois Legislature this year, gay marriage advocates are changing their game plan. The…

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Quinn Makes New Appointments, Reappoints Gaming Chairman

Governor Pat Quinn has reappointed Aaron Jaffe to serve as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board. In a statement Friday,…

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Prep Football Refs Advise Extra Breaks for Players

The Illinois High School Association is advising schools to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related problems as prep football begins…

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$14.4 Million Awarded for Springfield Underpass

The federal government has awarded a $14.4 million grant for a railroad underpass in Springfield that will improve service along the emerging 110-mph Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis.

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Authorities Search for Missing Schuyler County Man

Authorities are looking for a man they say could be in danger.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Murder

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a man’s New Year’s Eve 2010 stabbing death.

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More Cameras on School Buses

Cameras seem to be watching our every move. Next up: a camera to see if you’re illegally passing a stopped…

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No-Bid State Contracts Up 33 Percent

State officials authorized more than $135 million in emergency no-bid contracts during the most recent fiscal year — about 33 percent more than the year before.

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Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

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The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.

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Helpful Hints to Keep Summer Safe and Fun

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Food and water safety, and sun protection among the concerns listed.

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Illinois State Police Add July 4th Patrols, Road Side Checks

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Law enforcement officials are warning Illinois motorists not to drink and drive and to buckle up over the holiday weekend.

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Cab Driver Charged with Endangerment After Mt. Vernon Teen Leaves Camp

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A 13-year-old girl went missing after being dropped at an overnight church summer camp.

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New Attorneys for Man Accused of Killing Quincy 7th Grader

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The Adams County public defender's office cited a conflict of interest.