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Arrests Made in January Murder

Three suspects nabbed for murder

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Political Games Alleged with Student Loans

Davis: Durbin and Callis make it political.

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Durbin, Schock react to ISIS

Durbin: We need to help Iraq stand on its own feet. Schock: Example of Obama's failure.

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Two Found Dead in Springfield’s Riverside Park

Springfield Park District Police say two people were found dead inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

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IDOT Eliminates 58 “Political” Positions

The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.

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Ill. GOP Predicts a Red U.S. Senate

If the predictions of Illinois Republicans hold true, the U.S. Senate will be painted red come next year.

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Long-Awaited Rail Project Finally Kicks-off

The project is designed to make freight trains and high speed rail traffic move more efficiently through Springfield

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Police Capture Man in SMTD, West Side Hotel Incident

Several law enforcement agencies are staging off I-72 just east of Veterans Pkwy.

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Illinois to get $300 Million in BOA Settlement

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois consumers who believe they were impacted by "shoddy'' mortgages through Bank of America can call her office or the bank for help.

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No Ethnic Festival This Year

Maybe another time

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Fair Time in Du Quoin

Now that the fair’s over, it’s time for the fair. Illinois has two state fairs: the Illinois State Fair, which…

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One Last Chance for Term Limit Amendment

State Supreme Court must act quickly if November ballot is to include referendum

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Blood Center Opens New Lab, Administrative Center

CICBC unveils its new headquarters

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Durbin Pushing for Safer Rail Tankers

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to enact stricter safety regulations on trains carrying crude oil and ethanol

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Gubernatorial Debates Set; No Springfield Plans

Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November -- but not in the state capital.

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More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

Another night, another couple of shootings

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Travel Advisory…Heavy Rains Close Some Roads

Heavy rains close some roads in Springfield

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The Sniping Continues

Vallas wants Rauner to come clean; Rauner accuses Quinn campaign of throwing up distractions

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State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody

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Watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.

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Pentagon: Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’

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The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the U.S., military leaders say.

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Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

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Ferguson, Missouri saw a second night of relative calm after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago.

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U.S. Rep. Ryan sees no gov’t. shutdown this year

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid government shutdown this year.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Best Ice Bucket Challenge fail. Period.

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WATCH: A girl attempts the Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after having her wisdom teeth removed. It backfires miserably.