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Mixed News for Ball-Chatham Schools Budget

The 2014 fiscal year draft budget has been presented to the Ball Chatham Community School Board. Transportation and per pupil…

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Millikin Student’s Cause of Death “Undetermined”

The Macon County coroner’s office says the preliminary cause of death for a 19-year-old Millikin University student is “undetermined.”

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Savings of Madigan’s Pension Proposal Disputed

The estimated savings on a pension proposal backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan earlier this year is nearly $25 billion less than originally thought.

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Kirk Advocates for Syrian Missle Strike

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is advocating for the U.S. to launch a missile strike at the Syrian regime which is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians.

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Smart Phones Useable as Proof of Auto Insurance

Illinoisans can now use their phones to show proof of car insurance.

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Concealed Carry Appeal Date Set

A federal appeals court will hear arguments October 3rd over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s concealed-carry law.

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Glenwood Coaches Mindful of Heat as Season Approaches

As the football season kicks into high gear, area schools are still mindful of the hot weather we will still have.

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Quinn So Far Mum on Proposed Pension Changes

Gov. Pat Quinn won’t say whether he’s behind the pension plan being considered by the conference committee, but says their progress is “positive.”

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Speciality License Plates Approved, But Not Yet Produced

Before a new plate can be manufactured, there must be commitments from at least 1500 motorists.

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2014 Gov Candidates to Choose Running Mates

CHICAGO (AP) — The job of Illinois lieutenant governor has often been ridiculed as a do-nothing office. But in 2014…

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U of I Economist: Farmers Who Rent May Need To Re-Negotiate

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A University of Illinois Economist says farmers who rent may have to renegotiate their terms due to fall in profits.

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Thousands of Gallons of Used Cooking Oil Stolen: 3 Arrested

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Three men have been arrested for stealing cooking oil from restaurants to sell to biodiesel plants.

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Prison Time For Former Custodian: Sex With Special Ed Student

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A former Jr. High custodian goes to prison for sex with a 15-year-old special education student.

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Minimum Wage: Illinois Workers Demand Increase

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Illinois Fast Food Workers demand an increase in the state's minimum wage.

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Potential for Severe Weather Today in Central Illinois

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Potential threat of severe weather this afternoon through tonight in Springfield and Central Illinois.