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U of I Economist: Farmers Who Rent May Need To Re-Negotiate

A University of Illinois Economist says farmers who rent may have to renegotiate their terms due to fall in profits.

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Thousands of Gallons of Used Cooking Oil Stolen: 3 Arrested

Three men have been arrested for stealing cooking oil from restaurants to sell to biodiesel plants.

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Prison Time For Former Custodian: Sex With Special Ed Student

A former Jr. High custodian goes to prison for sex with a 15-year-old special education student.

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Minimum Wage: Illinois Workers Demand Increase

Illinois Fast Food Workers demand an increase in the state's minimum wage.

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Potential for Severe Weather Today in Central Illinois

Potential threat of severe weather this afternoon through tonight in Springfield and Central Illinois.

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Christie Pledges More Money to Rauner Campaign

Christie says the Republican Governors Association will pledge more money to Rauner's campaign.

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Winnebago County Faces Budget Shortfall, Considers Hiring Freeze

A northern Illinois county may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. Winnebago County…

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Those with Epilepsy Added to List of Patients Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Children with epilepsy also approved for medical marijuana in a non-smokable form.

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Kirk: Hines VA Hospital Problems Getting Worse

Senator recommends criminal investigation

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Spaulding Launch Closed This Weekend

Crews ensuring fuel cleaned up

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Quinn, Rauner Spar over Assault Weapons

The issue of a ban on assault weapons is now entering the governor’s race

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US Sen. Kirk: Proposed Regulations Onerous for Community Colleges

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says proposed federal regulations could cost millions of dollars for the state’s community colleges

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Coroner: Remains Not Bianco’s; Now Says Homicide Likely

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the human remains found in Rochester last weekend do not belong to Michelle Bianco, who's been missing since 2008.

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Plans Emerge for Jackson Street Pedestrian Corridor

The south end of downtown Springfield could get a makeover if one organization can find the money.

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Fracking Interests: Why Aren’t We Fracking Yet?

The fracking people are out of patience.

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IHSA Being Sued

The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances

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Indictments Handed Down in Downtown Murder

In jail on unrelated charges

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Quinn Takes Issue With Latest Rauner Ad

Governor says ads misleading

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Korean War National Museum Rededicated

The Korean War National Museum in Springfield was re-dedicated the same way Fighting in the Korean War ended... with Marine Bob Ericson playing taps on his bugle.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the news that made headlines and the stories you might have missed.

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Meat, seafood prices soaring on drought and disease

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Get ready for your grocery bill to jump even higher.

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Republicans may try to impeach Obama

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A top White House adviser says Republicans may try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.

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White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on border crisis

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White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not approve $3.7B in emergency funds to tackle the child migration crisis.

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Creepy porcelain dolls left on California front porches

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Police are investigating dolls left on the doorsteps of at least eight families, that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters.