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St. Louis to Chicago Amtrak Service to be Disrupted

Amtrak service between St. Louis and Chicago will be interrupted starting Friday.

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Police Use Videos to Combat Heroin Use

State law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an “epidemic” of heroin use.

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IDNR Proposes 60 Day Duck Hunting Season

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing 60-day duck-hunting seasons for 2013 and 2014.

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Authorities Report String of Bar Robberies

A rash of burglaries at local taverns has police looking for suspects.

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Springfield Police Investigate Two Shootings

Springfield Police are investigating two shootings.

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Governor’s Day at the State Fair

Illinois Democrats celebrated as much unity as they could during the county chairmen’s breakfast, the prelude to Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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Mayor’s Appointment to Police Commission Generates Controversy

A little used commission has generated controversy over a potential appointment.

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Topinka Hopes New Commission Will Help Non-Profits Get Paid

Stand in line…that’s what many have to do to get a check from the state for services rendered and the comptroller says non-profit groups are hurting the most.

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Ag. Dept: No Added Butter Cow Security

Organizers of the Illinois State Fair say they’re not changing security procedures after vandals threw paint on a butter cow at the state fair in Iowa.

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Local Farmers Agree with Crop Forecast

Farmers attending Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair say the optimistic corn and soybean forecast might prove to be true.

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St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

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Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

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Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

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Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

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Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.

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Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

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Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia