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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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Lawmakers Want to Reverse Child Care Assistance Program Changes

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Lawmakers are proposing a change to the qualifications for state child care assistance, while at the same time eliminating cuts to that program.

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Borrowers, Do Your Homework

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Survey of ag lenders unveiled at Farm Progress Show

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Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

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A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

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SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

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The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

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Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

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Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.