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Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

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Library Turf War Continues

Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops

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Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg

Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

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

Attorney Wants Parsons to Pay $1.2 Million Now, $100,000 Monthly

An attorney representing former THR and Associates employees and creditors wants Jeff Parsons to pony up -- immediately.

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Fake IDs are Easy to Get

Fake IDs and driver’s licenses are the scourge of the Illinois secretary of state’s office

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Hope Institute Places CEO on Interim Leave

DCFS investigates abuse allegations

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Oberweis Courts Black Vote

"Pastor on the roof" backs Republican

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Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.

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Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

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2014 Crop Harvest: Great Yields, Low Prices

The 2014 crop year might be best remembered as a year of great yields and short prices.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Hiding Gun

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

No Lame Duck Tax Increase, Says Rauner

Rauner does not want repeat of 2011

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Reverse Agriculture Trade Mission Kicks Off in Auburn

Illinois attracts international tourists. They are easy to spot along Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Downstate farm fields, not so much – except for this week.

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McFarland Enters City Council Race, Seeks Ward 4 Seat

A school board member is switching it up next year -- running instead for Ward 4 on the city council.

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Area Economic Health is Still in Poor but Guarded Condition

Some guarded optimism for area's business health

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U.S. Secret Service directior resigns

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Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

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Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies

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A child hospitalized for less than 24 hours with Enterovirus D68 has died from the bacterial infection.

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U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first case

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Experts are monitoring "a handful" of people potentially exposed through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

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U.S. manufacturing jobs data best since ’12

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Employment in America's manufacturing sector grew at its best pace since March 2012, a new report says.

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White House moves to deal with child migration issue

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Refugee processing centers in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will try to deter unaccompanied minors from crossing the border on their own.