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Senator Manar Still Pushing Education Funding Reform

A proposal to change the formula that determines how public schools in Illinois are funded faces an uphill battle

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State Debuts “Delicious Destination” Designation

Nominate your favorite at state tourism web site

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Study Says Illinois Gets What It Pays For, Mostly, in Building Roads

It's pretty good, says professor, considering winter clime

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Rauner: Easing Up on Pot Might Be OK; Banning Assault Weapons Is Not

Specifics on Rauner's crime strategy lacking

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Durbin: Let’s Prevent Another Aurora from Happening

Perhaps people shouldn't be left alone

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International Buyers: Reverse Trade Mission To Illinois

International Buyers are coming to Illinois for a Grain Tour.

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Air Travel: Slow Recovery Following Attempted Sabotage In Chicago

Air travel is slowly getting back to normal following an attempted sabotage at a Chicago control center.

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Statewide Millennial Convention: Quinn, Rauner Make Their Case

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner campaign to young voters.

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Coroner’s Inquest: Prosecutor Charged With Wife’s Murder

A former Illinois Prosecutor has pleaded not guilty in the death of his wife.

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Obama to Stump in Illinois for Quinn Re-Election This Week

Barack Obama will visit Illinois to help Pat Quinn's re-election campaign.

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New Allegations Against Burris Come Out in Trial

More allegations of wrong doing against former U.S. Senator Roland Burris.

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Kirk Says Fitzgerald Should Replace Holder

Mark Kirk believes Patrick Fitzgerald would be a good watchdog for the White House.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Gets Female Vote

Female politicians and womens groups in Illinois endorse Pat Quinn for re-election.

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Missing Springfield Woman Found in Athens

A woman reported missing Friday afternoon has been found.

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Stark Appears in Court; Bond Set at $500k

A Chatham man accused of disseminating roughly 14,000 pieces of child pornography has appeared in court

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Springfield Clinic Gives Back Through Philanthropy Campaign

The "Give75" campaign continues a celebration

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Route 66 Mother Road Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

Fans of the cars of days gone by are converging on Springfield this weekend for the International Route 66 Festival. It begins Friday evening.

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Former Chatham Fire Protection District Manager Admits Stealing More Than $50k

A former office manager for the Chatham Fire Protection District has admitted to stealing more than $50,000 from her employer.

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Springfield Man Indicted on Several Charges

An 18-year-old Springfield man accused of home invasions and sexual assaults of women more than 60 years old has been indicted by a grand jury.

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Sears to close stores, lay off thousands of employees

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Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.

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U.S.-led air strikes kill hundreds of militants

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Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria.

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Canada vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

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Canada vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" after a convert to Islam rampaged through parliament.

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence

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For a second time in recent weeks, a man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Refrigerator dispenses candy

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Who needs ice when you can have candy?