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Kirk, Durbin Want Action on Carp

Senators want to keep the pest out of the Great Lakes

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Watch Out for Funny Money

Dollar General, McDonald's are among places where it's being passed

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Worker Comp Claims Dropping

Workers’ compensation rates are set to drop in Illinois for the third year in a row

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Fair Time Almost Here

Preview night Thursday August 7th

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has identified the man killed Wednesday in a motorcycle accident.

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Accident at Clear Lake and I-55 Sends Four to Hospital

Traffic near a stand-still on southbound I-55 near Clear Lake as crews work to clear an accident

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Cuts Are on the Way to IHPA

Perhaps lawmakers will give historic sites more money

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Smart Grid Is on ISU’s Rader

New way to measure how much power is used - and when

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Democrats, GOP Spar Over “Business Inversion”

Durbin's Walgreen-inspired idea "stupid," says Oberweis

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Quinn Touts Workers’ Comp Drop

IMA's Baise: It's a good start

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Madigan Lauds New Epi-pen Law

Schools not yet required to stock epi-pens

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Motorcycle Accident Kills Man Wednesday on North Side

Intersection near Lanphier closed for several hours

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Human Remains in Rochester Identified

The Sangamon County Coroner's Office has identified the female remains found in Rochester on July 19th.

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Sangamon County Leads State in Tourism Growth

Numbers released by the Illinois Office of Tourism indicates the Springfield area continues to be a big draw for visitors.

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More Money Toward City Pensions? Not So Fast, Say Budgeteers

Some Springfield aldermen want to take a budget windfall and put it toward police and fire pensions, but city budgeteers are advising against it at the moment.

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Police Arrest 5 in Shooting, Crash at Dirksen & South Grand

Police have arrested five people in connection with a shooting turned high speed chase turned crash late Tuesday night.

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Springfield Police Seek Tips on East Side Armed Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for help solving an armed robbery at an east side bar.

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Summer School Program for Low-Income Students Deemed a Success

A program run by Springfield's Family Service Center "graduated" 75 elementary students Wednesday

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One School District Taking Advantage of New Safety App

School officials and first responders will soon be able to use a state-of-the-art tool to respond to emergencies

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Oberweis Curries Coal Favor in Williamsville

Disses Durbin's dependability

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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March, memorial service planned in embattled Missouri town

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National Guard troops are preparing to leave following two straight nights of relative calm after more than a week of racially-charged protests.

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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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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.