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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

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Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

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Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

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One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

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GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change