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Eastbound Monroe St. Reduced by Capitol

Public Works says multiple service valves have broken and they need to be repaired.

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Portions of Chatham Under Boil Order

Residents and businesses in the area on West Walnut St. from Route 4 to College might experience low water pressure or no water pressure at all.

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Barr, Regan Agree to Sheriff’s Race Debate on WTAX Oct. 31

The two candidates have sparred back and forth in recent weeks through press releases and, in some cases, have cancelled other debates due to perceived hostilities.

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State Rep. Raymond Poe Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant

State Representative Rich Brauer, others, say they'll step in while Poe is out.

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Tax Man Cometh

Sizable tax bill on its way

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Big Gift from Big Yellow

Caterpillar Foundation gives $1M to fight Ebola

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Harvest Bogs Down

Farmers welcome sunny forecast

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We Ask, They Say Whatever They Want

Quinn, Rauner have final debate; election is in two weeks

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Scouts Hurt in Explosion

Severity of burns in Raymond blast unclear

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Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

Gill: School district taking on safety head-on

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Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

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Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

Cops always expect the unexpected

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Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

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Oberweis Ratcheting Up Campaign Efforts in Black Neighborhoods

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says he’s courting black voters in a way that other Republicans haven’t in decades.

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Obama Rallies for Quinn Again

Clinton here tomorrow

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It’s Time for Spooky Stories

A Rockford writer has spent years telling spooky stories for a living. “I consider myself to be a folk historian,”…

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72 Is Too Old for Everyone to Retire, Says Durbin

Senator says privatizing Social Security is a bad idea

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Not Often. Just Early.

Requirements are looser now

National Headlines

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1 American released from North Korea

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The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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Ebola is low on our list of concerns

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A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

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Staples investigating possible data breach

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The office supply giant is the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

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Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old Virginia college student Hannah Graham.

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new guidelines

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The U.S. issued new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus.