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Juveniles Arrested After Shots Fired Call

A call of shots fired in Springfield last night has led to two juveniles being arrested on weapons charges.

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Corn Planting Slowing Down

Cold, wet weather is holding down the planting so far in Illinois.

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Frerichs Talks 1st 100 Days

For this state treasurer, it's about connecting Illinoisans with education.

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Group: Give Professor U of I Job

A national group representing university professors says a professor offered a job at the University of Illinois should get that job.

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Prison Time for Woman Convicted of Faking Kidnapping

An Urbana woman is going to prison for at least a year after faking her own kidnapping at a mall in Champaign.

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SIU Prof Accused of Assaulting Student

A professor at Southern Illinois University is under arrest on charges accusing him of assaulting a student.

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Snake Migration Underway at Shawnee

You might want to avoid the Shawnee National Forest for awhile if you're not a fan of reptiles.

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Second Chance Could Come for Long-ago Criminals

Non-violent, youthful offenses would no longer be a barrier to employment

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Suggestion: Give Academe a Share of TV Pie

Could compensate for cut in state funding

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Retiring with Honor

Learning about 401(k)'s

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Frerichs Releases Treasurer’s Office Audit

The state treasurer says an independent review of his office has found problems with an internship program and a college scholarship program that needs a complete overhaul.

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Jobe Supports Historic Preservation Agency Consolidation with DCEO

Illinois' historic sites are -- if the governor gets his way -- on their way to being part of an expanded Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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Langfelder Updates on Transition

What does Springfield Mayor-Elect Jim Langfelder expect his transition team to help him with?

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Lincoln Funeral Coalition: Still No Word on Obama Appearance

"I've not heard from the Secret Service, so I don't know that [Obama will be coming]."

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Welcoming Centers for Immigrants Affected By Funding Cuts

The immediate cuts to immigrant services include closing 10 welcoming centers around the state.

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College Students, Sickle Cell Anemia Victims Impacted By Budget Cuts

The cuts most recently made to the Illinois state budget affect college students and residents in the Chicago area with sickle cell anemia.

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Zell Gives to Rauner’s PAC

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has a new million-dollar supporter: billionaire developer Sam Zell.

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Madigan Calls for More Help for Sexual Assault Victims

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is continuing her push for legislation to help victims of sexual assaults on college campuses move through the legal system.

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Eastern IL Fertilizer Plant to be Constructed

Cronus Chemicals will start building on the site near Tuscola.

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NFL giving up ‘distraction’ of tax-exempt status

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Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon’

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A super villain was prepared to destroy all the healthy foods in the world, until some "Sesame Street" heroes stepped up to save the world's vegetables!

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 28

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors, death toll climbs

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International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people, as experts warn the death toll could top 10,000.

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Baltimore mayor criticized for riot response

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Hundreds were arrested and dozens injured, as looters broke into businesses and set more than 100 fires.