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Man Robbed By Group with Plastic Guns

A Springfield man was robbed of five dollars in change after he had toy guns pulled on him.

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Officials Seek to Curb Juvenile Center Violence

What can Illinois do to reduce sexual abuse in juvenile detention facilities? Illinois is in the top four of states…

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Conceal Carry Training Takes Shape

A curriculum is coming together for police officers in Illinois, as they prepare for the legality of concealed-carry. The Illinois…

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Japan Students Come to Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Six students are visiting Decatur from its sister city in Japan. The students are from Tokorozawa…

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$190m Coming in Flood Help

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says $190 million in federal grants and loans will be awarded to help Illinois…

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Executive Session Minutes, Audio Remain Sealed

Springfield Aldermen didn’t vote to release minutes and audio recordings from a closed door meeting discussing the police department’s document…

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Coroner: Rochester Woman Murdered

Rochester Police knew they were investigating a death caused by injuries, but a closer look revealed something more sinister.

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Second Man Accused of Pease’s Armed Robbery Stands Trial

The trial of one of the men accused of robbing a Pease’s Candy Shop last year is underway. DeMarco Poole is facing armed robbery and aggravated battery charges.

Lawmakers File Suit Against Quinn; Governor Angered

Gov. Pat Quinn says a lawsuit over lawmakers’ halted pay filed by the leaders of the Illinois House and Senate is “just plain wrong.”

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Burned McLean Co. Body Identified

The McLean County Coroner says a woman whose burning body was found in a field set herself on fire.

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Springfield Opens New Park

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Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

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Former U.S. Rep. Jackson Leaves Prison

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.

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Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

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The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

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Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

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Macoupin County Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Madigan's office says the arrest of Timothy Saxton, 37, is the 75th since her office started what's called "Operation Glass House".