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Boyfriend to be Charged in Beardstown Baby’s Death

The man accused of beating a baby to death in Beardstown is in the hospital due to self-inflicted wounds.

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Grimm Complains About “Half-Truths” Leveled by Republicans

There has been no shortage of misrepresentations and half-thruths told during this campaign – so much so that even the Libertarian candidate is complaining.

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Baby’s MechWarrior costume wins Halloween

A father and his infant son recreate Sunder from the MechWarriror series.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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Rauner Stops in Springfield, Vows to End “100 Years” of Dem. Rule

Joined by his wife, running mate, former Gov. Jim Edgar, and other Republicans, Rauner tried to close the sale.

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Illinois Early Voting Up Significantly This Year

The Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections is reporting a significant uptick in early voting totals this year in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

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Benedictine Students Have Options

Informational fair to provide help on transfers

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For $50K, you can name a giraffe

The Dallas Zoo has sold the naming rights for a recently-born male giraffe calf.

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Original Apple computer on the auction block

We've got iPads and iPhones but it all started with the 1970s-era Apple I computer.

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Springfield’s Leaf Pickup Program Underway

The popular service will run through November 24th.

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Man Shot Dead at Highland Park Hospital

Police in suburban Chicago say an officer shot and killed a man who drew a handgun at a hospital.

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World Trade Center, tallest building in U.S., open for business

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is back in business today.

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Sting, ‘Sesame Street’ set for Macy’s parade

KISS, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Nick Jonas, and Idina Menzel are also set to take part in the 88th annual parade.

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Robin Williams’ Christmas film reworked as tribute

The holiday film "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" was reworked after the funnyman's sudden death.

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Kevin Spacey gets video game treatment for ‘Call of Duty’

The "American Beauty" star will appear graphically as Jonathan Irons, the unhinged leader of a global private military firm.

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Voters’ Rights Measure Is on the Ballot

Joins crime victim bill of rights as proposed constitutional amendments

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Footage of fatal ‘Midnight Rider’ crash released

Video taken moments before production assistant Sarah Jones was killed on the set of stalled Allman Brothers biopic “Midnight Rider”…

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State Tries to Ramp Up Exports

Help is available for companies wanting to export more

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Fight Obesity: Eat Together

Communal meal, no screens

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Big Ben sets new NFL record as Steelers dominate Ravens

QB Ben Roethlisberger set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games.

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Springfield Prayer Vigil Held in Wake of Ferguson Riots

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Riots in Ferguson spark frank discussions in Springfield

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Man Takes Money, Jewelery From North End Store

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Springfield Police are looking for a man that robbed a north end payday loan store Tuesday morning.

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Post-Rioting Prayer Vigil in Springfield Tonight

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Ferguson may serve as an example to improve police/community relations

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Christian County Authorities Investigate Baby Death

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A one month old baby is dead in Kincaid.

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Illinois Ebola Hotline Suspended

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The number of calls to it has fallen sharply.