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Davis: Super Bowl Sunday = Human Trafficking

Unforgettable story from a survivor

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Redfield: Local Right-to-Work Zone Sounds New

Could be diversion from Rauner's real remedy, professor suggests

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Rauner to UI: Cut Bloat, Then I’ll Help

State of the State preview hits Champaign

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Manar, Scherer Introduce High Speed Rail Legislation

A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Level Lowest Since 2007

The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.

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Springfield Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera, Police Seek Tips

A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield

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Fuel Leak Closes Road Near New Berlin

No one was injured in the crash.

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Salaita Sues U of I Over Rescinded Job Offer

A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued.

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Springfield Man Shot Near King and Stuart

Another Springfield man has been shot, but is expected to be okay.

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Bill Would Prohibit Legislative Leaders From Holding Outside Employment

If it looks like a conflict, that's bad enough for State Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood).

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War on Poverty: Illinois Scores “Mediocre”

Proportion of income devoted to rent is a problem

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Illinois Video Gambling Revenue Doubles in Second Year

The state made nearly $165 million in 2014 from video gambling

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Durbin: Consolidate 15 Federal Food Agencies Into One

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he hopes the fifth time’s the charm for legislation to create a new food safety agency.

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A Huge Benefit for a Taylorville Elementary School

"Kids are well fed, happy, smiling and being themselves rather than being in a situation where their stomachs are empty, they have headaches and stomach aches, they may be nauseous."

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Rockford Facility for Juvenile Wards Closes

A facility that houses wards of the state in Rockford is closing following a newspaper's reports of assault and other issues.

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Banner Year for SPI — Now What?

Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport had one of its best years ever for passenger flights last year -- so what's next?

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Rauner Among Nation’s Top Spenders in 2014 Campaign

The Center for Public Integrity says Rauner spent more than $28 million of his own money on his successful bid to become governor and on other races.

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Durbin Tries Again to Help Those Here Illegally

He's urging a Twitter campaign, #DACAWorks

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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

National Headlines

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Mitt Romney to make announcement on presidential run this morning

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The Republican is giving an update to his supporters on whether he should run for president a third time.

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U.S. wants to analyze DNA from 1 million people

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The U.S. has proposed analyzing genetic information as part of a new initiative to understand human disease.

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U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low

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The home ownership rate slipped to 63.9 percent, the lowest level since the third quarter of 1994.

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Need for speed: Regulators raise bar on Internet speeds

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The change in the definition of broadband means nearly a fifth of Americans lack access to high-speed Internet.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Babies going through tunnels

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You have to see these kids react to the magic of underground transportation.