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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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New Director Named for Camp Butler Cemetery

An Army veteran who earned two bronze stars for combat operations in Iraq has been named the new director of Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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Madigan Files Pension Appeal

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

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Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

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A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

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$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

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The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.

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Flyers: Know Your Rights!

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Financial hurt for airlines who keep you on the tarmac