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Illinois Attorney General: Strengthen Regulations On E-Cigarettes

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging for more restrictions on E-Cigarettes

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Illinois State Fair: Monday is Senior Day

Monday is Seniors Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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Medical Marijuana: Town Hall Meetings Set

Town hall meetings are set for the discussion of the state's new Medical Marijuana program.

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Durbin Expresses Conern Over U.S. Air Strikes in Iraq

Senator Durbin says history does not prove Iraq can be fixed.

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Public Weighs in on Jackson Street Corridor

Planners say some work could begin soon

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Sewer Repair to Begin Monday in Downtown Springfield

Sewer repair to begin Monday 8/11 between 9th and 11th streets along Monroe Street in Springfield.

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Durbin Targets Diploma Mills

Credit hours earned often worthless

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“Price is Right” Coming to Springfield

The show is slated for Monday November 17th at the Sangamon Auditorium.

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Frerichs Owes Champaign Co. $1,814

A candidate for Illinois treasurer is being asked to explain why he didn't pay more than $1,800 in back taxes and interest to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Quinn, Abraham Lincoln Open State Fair Under Gloomy Skies

The Illinois State Fair is underway.

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Illinois Banks Consider Concealed Carry Options

The concealed carry law in Illinois is several months old and banks are working to figure out if they will allow people to carry firearms when they come in.

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Altamont Girl Found Safe in Cornfield

A south-central Illinois 3-year-old has been found safe in a cornfield after a nearly three-hour search.

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Rauner Addresses Caymans, Government Shutdown

Greets supporters after parade is rained out

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State Fair Twilight Parade Canceled BUT Preview Night Still A Go

Potential for dangerous weather causes cancellation of Fair Parade

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Computer Prof: Protect Your PC and Your Phone

Millions, maybe billions of on-line accounts compromised

BEL-AIRE

Bel-Aire Resolution Passes Unanimously, Mayor Still Opposes

Springfield Aldermen sent a strong message they want the owners of the maligned Bel-Aire Motel slapped with chronic nuisance violations, but the mayor's administration isn't reciprocating.

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Court: Chicago Bears Owe $4.1 Million in Taxes

An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes plus interest.

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Illinois Consumer Spending Up Dramatically

Just a year after they had seen the worst of the Great Recession, Illinois consumers were spending more than they were before the economic downturn.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

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U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in economic turnaround

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With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.

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Fast-food workers plan intensified protests

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McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.