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GOP: Our Votes Convert to Democratic

Election board: Alert a judge if this happens

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Durbin and Oberweis Debate Again

'entrenched insider' versus 'perennial candidate'

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IDOT: Follow the Rules of the Road This Weekend

Click It or Ticket! Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner Unimpressed with Recent Economic Announcements

Rauner says recent economic developments won’t do much for Quinn’s overall economic record.

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Milhiser: Andrea Little Could Face More Charges in DUI Deaths

Next court appearance set for November

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

Parsons Fails to Appear in Federal Bankruptcy Trial

The federal bankruptcy trial of Jeff Parsons continued Wednesday even though Parsons didn't show up.

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Yet Another Way for Students to Compete: Give Blood

High school students across central Illinois are being encouraged to donate blood

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Sheila Simon Talks Government Reform

Illinois comptroller candidate Sheila Simon is talking about reform.

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Something Bad to Say about Customer Service? Contact CUB

Contest could net you $25 toward utility bill

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The Politics of Ebola in Illinois

Rauner favors travel ban; Quinn does not

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Vote. That is the Message from the NAACP

The finish line is in sight as candidates meet the voters

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Council Reconsiders $1M Toward Police, Fire Pension Funds

The Springfield City Council is getting a "do-over"

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Advisory Committee to Explore Ideas for YWCA Block

Committee consists of area architects and business leaders

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County Health Department Rolls Out Mobile Clinic

A new tool to bring healthcare to outlying areas

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Jacksonville Police Issue Warrant in Friday Homicide

Jacksonville authorities say they know who murdered Marcus Jackson.

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Fire Damages Apartment Building on Spring Street

A fire at a Springfield apartment complex has displaced two people and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

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Harvest Continues to Lag

Corn 59 percent harvested Soybeans 63 percent harvested

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Tuscola Is a Winner

$1.4B fertilizer plant

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Amazon Comes to Illinois

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Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner: I Want to Raise the Minimum Wage

Says Gov. Quinn has had six years to do it and failed

National Headlines

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U.S. economy grows 3.5% in third quarter

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A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Daniel Radcliffe ‘raps’ the alphabet

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The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.

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Americans may still see some Ebola cases

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Americans could continue to see cases of Ebola in the U.S. until the outbreak in West Africa is contained.

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With selfies, tweets, politicians go vote-hunting on social media

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In 2014 a multifaceted digital strategy is seen as a prerequisite to getting out the vote.

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Bumgarner rides to the rescue for World Series win

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The Giants won their eighth World Series title and the third in five seasons.