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Storm Recovery Continues in Quincy

The city of Quincy has started the third phase of cleanup after a damaging windstorm in July.


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Zack Morris was a Ferris Bueller rip-off with a dye job

Mark Paul Gosselaar admits his iconic "Saved By The Bell" character

oil spill

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ISU Professor Concerned About Oil Pipeline

Industrial sociology professor William Rau says he worries the Enbridge pipeline could leak where it crosses three creeks that contribute to the city's water supply.

Morning Newswatch

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Lockport Mayor Wants Rauner Museum Closure Reversed

The mayor of Lockport says he's trying to keep open an art gallery that Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered closed amid state budget cuts.


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NASCAR champion Stewart will retire after 2016 season

Stewart will be 45 next season, hasn't won a race in over two years and has been privately working on finding a successor for the No. 14 Chevrolet all year.


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Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown; House to follow

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to avert a government shutdown, sending the measure to the House of Representatives just hours before funding for federal agencies runs out at midnight.


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House Republicans to hold leadership elections Oct. 8

Republicans will choose their candidate for John Boehner's replacement as well as their choices for other party positions.


in Sports

Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.


in Entertainment

Your smartphone screen is getting stronger

But it's still not unbreakable ... yet.


in Lifestyle

Watch these girls take cancer wigs to a new, awesome level

Kids dealing with the consequences of cancer are benefiting from Happy Hair Bands.


in National, World

Troops from U.S.-led mission fight Taliban near Afghan city

Special forces from the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan battled insurgents near the northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban this week.


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Spoiler Alert: ‘Downton Abbey’ producers give away wedding details

Producers of the hit drama have accidentally revealed which characters are set to marry in season six.


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Confident, FIFA’s Blatter doesn’t rule out staying beyond February

Sepp Blatter has not ruled out trying to stay on as FIFA’s president beyond February’s scheduled election, despite facing a criminal investigation and a possible internal ethics probe.


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New U.S. sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network

The U.S. government is imposing sanctions against 25 people and five groups around the world connected to the Islamic State.


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‘Deflategate’ appeal slated for February

Tuesday's decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York all but ensures that Brady will not be barred from any games this season, including the playoffs.


in Weird

This resort has gone to pot

The Santee Sioux is opening the nation’s first marijuana resort on its reservation in South Dakota.


in Local

Cash for Crime Victims?

"Marsy's Law" people say the idea will use up resources


in Lifestyle

Target to match online retailers in latest price war

Target will match its online prices with more than two dozen online competitors including Amazon and Walmart.


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Pentagon: U.S. needs to beef up ability to deter cyber attacks

The U.S. military needs to improve its ability to deter attacks on its computer networks, top intelligence officials say.


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49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks pleads not guilty to sexual battery

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of molesting the same woman his former teammate, Ray McDonald, is accused of raping while she was unconscious.

Recent Headlines

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

school test

The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.