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IDNR Promotes Pheasant Hunting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ Department of Natural Resources will be allowing residents to hunt pheasant at 19 different locations…

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Court Order Halts Removing Wards from Murray

CENTRALIA, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring the Department of Human Services…

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State’s First Cyclospora Case Likely Resolved

Sangamon County Public Health Director Jim Stone says the state’s first case was, in fact, in Sangamon County but the person’s symptoms have nearly disappeared.

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Illinois Crops Look Good; Could Use Rain

Illinois corn and soybeans are close to averages as the final days of July approach, according to the USDA’s weekly crop report.

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Sangamon Co. Sheriff Seeks Stabbing Suspect

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers needs help locating someone accused of stabbing her boyfriend during a domestic dispute. Authorities say…

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Cmdr. Ken Winslow Named Interim Police Chief

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has named an interim police chief.

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Two Killed After Evading Police

Two more people are dead after another attempted traffic stop gone awry.

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Caterpillar to Buy Back $1B in Shares

Caterpillar Inc. says it’s buying back $1 billion of its shares from French bank Societe Generale at market prices.

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Judge Tosses Bid For Quick Concealed Carry; State Police Ready for Permit System

A federal judge is rejecting a legal bid by gun-rights advocates who wanted people to be able to immediately carry firearms in Illinois under the state’s new concealed carry law.

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Police Looking for Gun-Wielding Man

Springfield police are looking for a man they say displayed a gun before a group of people on West Cook Street.

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New Americorp Grads Ready to Serve

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New class of Americorp volunteers make pledge during 20th year of program.

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IDNR Program to Make Women Outdoor Enthusiasts Going Strong After 20 Years

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Becoming An Outdoors Woman is a popular program offered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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IDOT Still Employs 173 Hired Improperly

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The IDOT document shows that 173 of the 245 people hired as "staff assistants" since 2002 still work for the state, including 161 at the transportation agency.

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“Welcome Home Veterans” Marks Milestone

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Illinois is marking progress with a program that helps military personnel and veterans buy homes

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Abused Women in Central Illinois Have Several Agencies Willing to Help

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Whether domestic violence is “trending” on social media or not, it’s going to hurt long after Ray Rice is forgotten