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Cab Driver Charged with Endangerment After Mt. Vernon Teen Leaves Camp

A 13-year-old girl went missing after being dropped at an overnight church summer camp.

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New Attorneys for Man Accused of Killing Quincy 7th Grader

The Adams County public defender's office cited a conflict of interest.

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Illinois River Hits Record Flood Stage at Meredosia

The river surpassed its 1943 record of 28.7 feet on Wednesday.

Professional Dancers Society's 28th Annual Gypsy Award Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 29 Mar 2015
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Danville Condemns Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after Danville condemned it.

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Unions Seek Full Pay Despite Lack of State Budget

Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time.

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Kincaid Misadventures Continue

Weapons charge, wrong end of a punch in same week

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Durbin Endorses Obama OT Proposal

Raises threshold for salaried employees to be exempt from overtime pay

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Safety First with Fireworks

It’s that time of year — fireworks, both legal and illegal, are out — and they’re dangerous. Bottle rockets, sparklers…

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Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?

Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

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City Council to Reconsider Eliminating Vacation Payout

The Springfield City Council could finally be poised to consider nixing a plan that gives city employees a higher retirement benefit, at the expense of unused vacation pay.

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Professor Suing U of I Has New Job

Steven Salaita will work for the American University of Beirut.

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Plenty of Room Left at Illinois Landfills

Existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.

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Illinois Economy Still Growing, but More Slowly Than Last Month

Illinois' economy continues to grow at a steady pace, according to a monthly measure of it from the University of Illinois.

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Police Need Tips on Burger King Armed Robbery

The man fled the scene after getting money, a cell phone, and a tablet computer.

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Record Flooding on Illinois River in Beardstown

Flooding continues in parts of Illinois after the state saw its rainiest June on record.

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Attorney: Illinois’ Bollant, Thomas in Crosshairs

The attorney says head coach Matt Bollant has no business coaching at the U of I, and athletic director Mike Thomas had to know what was happening.

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Not Guilty Plea in Strangulation Death Case

A trial could be held as soon as August third in the murder case involving Mondavier Knight.

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Durbin: Slow Going on Lifting Cuba Trade Embargo

Embassy move is a good first step

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Senate Advances One-Month Budget, House Measure Fails

The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fiscal year.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

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A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.