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CWLP Mulls $12 Monthly Increase for Residential Electric Customers

Customer charges would go up, but electricity rates would go down in 2015.

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Southeast Student Faces Weapons Charges as Juvenile

A student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school on Friday has been charged as a juvenile.

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Competing Springfield Outlet Mall Proprietors Join Forces

Two competing interests both looking to build outlet malls have reportedly joined forces.

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North Mac Intermediate School Closed Again Wednesday

The district recreated the carbon monoxide leak that sent nearly 150 people to area hospitals

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Rauner: Medical Marijuana Program “Ripe for Corruption”

Bruce Rauner wants the application process changed for companies vying for dispensary and cultivator licenses.

NRI

New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

water

JCAR Wants More Time to Consider Fracking Rules

A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

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UIUC Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Professor

Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.

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Belleville “Needles in Meat” Man Again Seeking Bond

A Metro East man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps'' wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

medicaid

Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

He's not involved, spokesman says

crops

Enough Rain Already, State Corn Farmers Could Say

It's too late to do anything for corn except delay harvest

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Deal with 186 Teachers in Reach

Springfield School District teachers have struck a tentative deal on a one-year contract

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Slottag Seeks Ward 8 Seat; Theilen Alleges Political Meddling

A familiar name is running for Springfield City Council.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner: Quinn Needs Patronage

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wants everyone hired under patronage rules at the Illinois Department of Transportation, but given non-patronage, work to be fired.

BEL-AIRE

Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

The owner of Springfield's Bel-Aire motel likely died of natural causes.

medical

Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.

Lincoln's_Tomb

Oak Ridge Cemetery Restoring Abe Lincoln’s Vault

A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body after his 1865 funeral in Springfield is set to be restored, state officials said.

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Lifeline Connects People

4 percent of Illinoisans have no phone

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Micro-government Is a Popular Target

But people like local control!

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Learn about Clyde Choate

Medal of Honor recipient was a popular politician from Southern Illinois

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N.Y. man charged with trying to help Islamic State

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A 30-year-old man has been charged with trying to provide material support to the militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers.

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Islamic State campaign test Obama’s commitment to allies

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While Americans support the campaign of airstrikes against militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Barbra Streisand’s ‘celebrity’ duets

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The star appears on late-night TV for the first time in 50 years and is joined by some big names to perform a series of duets.

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Children’s respiratory illness spreads to more states

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A serious illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states and it's predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

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Lawmakers want antibiotics out of chicken

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Lawmakers want to rein in antibiotic use in livestock.