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9,000 Adoptees Have Claimed Birth Certificates in Illinois

Nearly 9,000 adoptees have claimed their birth certificates since Illinois fully re-opened birth records for adopted residents less than two…

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New Law Helps Athletes with Disabilities

A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports. Gov.…

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Stanley is Back!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is making its second trip to Illinois’ state capital in four seasons. The…

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More High School Grads, More Savings for State

Cutting the high school dropout rate by 50 percent could save Illinois $265 million in Medicaid costs. This is according…

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Michael Seal Sentenced For Killing His Mother

A Springfield man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he was convicted of stabbing his mother to death…

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Four Year Scholarships Given to Foster Children

Forty-eight current and former foster children are now getting the chance to go to college

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State Changing Tax Assessments on Farmland

Opening the property tax bill is going to be less fun than ever for many Southern Illinois farmland owners over the next several years.

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Lincoln Tomb Set for Repairs 19 Months Late

Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery is finally getting $700,000 worth of upgrades — more than a year and a half after the project was first announced.

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43 ISP Cadets Graduate

Come Monday, the 43 newest Illinois State Police troopers will be on the streets.

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Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

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Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

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Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

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IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

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Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

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State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

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Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

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Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

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Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

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Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world