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Job Fair: Thomson Prison Staffing

Thomson Prison has a new warden. Now the staffing begins. Hundreds of workers sought.

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 Gives $1 Million to Credit Union, Foundation

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner gives $1 Million to help minority business on Chicago's South Side.


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Pekin Youth Pastor Charged

Authorities have charged a former youth pastor with sexual abuse of a young child in Peoria County. The Pekin Daily…


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Shimkus Shares Thoughts on White House Foreign Policy

Congressman John Shimkus critical of President Obama, but says we need to support the Commander In Chief.


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Storm Blows Roof off Gym of Virginia High School

Roof blown off of high school in Cass County town of Virginia.


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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

Say happy birthday to these celebs who will be celebrating this weekend.


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Emergency Managers Wrap-Up Springfield Meeting

Annual conferenced used last year's tornados for lessons learned


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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.


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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.


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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you might have missed.

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Medical Marijuana Applications So Far Exceed 2,000

If the first few days of applications are any indicator, demand for medical marijuana in Illinois will be high.


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Doctor: Mentally Ill Illinois Prisoners Not Adequately Cared For

A doctor has testified in federal court that Illinois is lagging behind in improving conditions for hundreds of mentally ill prison inmates.


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Girl, 17, Arrested in Connection With Jacksonville Baby Found in Dumpster

An arrest has been made in connection with a newborn child found alive in a Jacksonville dumpster last weekend.


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U.S. confirms death of al-Shabab leader in Somalia air strike

Ahmed Godane, a founder of the Islamist group, was killed this week, in a major loss for the al Qaeda-affiliated organization.


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Idina Menzel to release holiday album

The "Frozen" star plans to release Christmas album next month.


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Starbucks plans new ‘super premium’ stores, offerings

The moves from the world's biggest coffee chain come as it faces growing competition from high-end craft coffee sellers.


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Sedona’s not-so-‘Golden Arches’ go viral

PHOTOS: See the only turquoise McDonald's in the world.


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49ers’ are the ‘most expensive’ team in football

The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium is the most expensive venue to take a family of four for an NFL game.


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George Harrison to be honored at star-studded tribute

George Fest will take place three days after a new six-disc Harrison box set, "The Apple Years 1968-75," is released.


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Federer pulls off great escape to reach semi-finals

Roger Federer fought off two match points to beat Gael Monfils and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat


The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away


The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money


An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

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Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing


A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.