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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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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.