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New Nutrition Rules for Illinois Day Care Centers

New nutrition rules could be coming to day care centers across Illinois.

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Former Prison Guard Sentenced to 43 Years

A former prison guard has been sentenced to over 43 years in prison for exploiting a minor and distributing child pornography.

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Geiger Withdraws Name from City Commission Consideration

Retired Deputy Police Chief Michael Geiger is withdrawing his name for consideration to sit on the Police Community Review Commission.

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Springfield on Hook for $1.7 Million Environmental Cleanup

Coal tar that exceeds regulatory levels is seeping into city right-of-ways from the site of an old factory, and the Environmental Protection Agency is putting the city of Springfield on the hook.

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NWS: Cool, Wet Weather to Kick Off Fall

It’s hot and dry, and it will likely be that way for a while — should central Illinois residents start to worry?

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Springfield Public Schools to Dismiss Early Thursday, Friday

Springfield Public Schools have announced they’ll continue to dismiss early for the rest of the week due to an ongoing heat wave, bringing temperatures in the mid 90’s with head indicies in the triple digits to central Illinois.

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MLK’s March on Washington Observed in Springfield

With the nation observing the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and the march to the National Mall in Washington, some think the nation has come a long ways from the days of race riots and unrest.

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McClean County No Longer Defendent in Beaman Suit

McLean County officials say they’re no longer defendants in a federal lawsuit filed by man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 13 years in prison.

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Cross Won’t Support Either Candidate for House GOP Leader

Cross, 55, considered running for attorney general, then thought about staying as minority leader, and now has decided to give up his position, and not run for re-election – but he says he won’t abandon his successor.

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Illinois Farmers Outline Big Priority at Farm Progress Show

Farm leaders in Illinois have a big item on their wish list for Congress: don’t just pass – but also fund – the Water Resources Development Act.

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Police Hunt for 3 Suspects After Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Killed

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Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.

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Judge: Illinois Not in Contempt

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A federal judge has cited Illinois' efforts in recent days to make court-ordered payments to social-service providers in deciding not to hold the state in contempt.

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St. Clair Co. May Sue to Get State Money

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St. Clair County may sue the state of Illinois to try to get millions in state funding that's not being distributed because of the budget impasse.

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Illinois Crops Could Use Some Help

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Mother Nature has the last word, says the USDA's crop statistician in Illinois.

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Rauner, Unions Reach Labor Deals

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

The Rauner administration says it has reached tentative or final agreements on new labor contracts with several Teamsters Union units