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Decatur Puts Well Drilling Plans on Hold

Decatur has put plans to drill wells to help supplement the local water supply on hold.

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Springfield Council Coordinator Subcommittee Meeting Postponed

A committee formed to find a new city council coordinator will not meet as planned Monday afternoon.

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Coalition Decries Proposed EPA Water Regulations

The bureau brought some two dozen groups together to push negative comments during the “public comment period”.

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Durbin: We Have to Scratch the “Itch”

Senior senator admits Dems have a fight on their hands this November

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Protesters Blitz Kirk’s Office

Procedural vote today in US Senate

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Fewer Places to Buy, Use Cigarettes

CVS cuts sales; Illinois campuses are now no-smoking zones

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Other People’s Stuff = Your Newest Find

Treasurer's online auction starts today

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Why Would People Leave Illinois?

Does Illinois really have a migration problem? The answer depends on which political party you ask. Illinois has been ranked…

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Bruce Rauner: Attempting To Paint Himself As Frugal

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner attempts to show frugality after being accused of being too rich to be governor.

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: Worker Comp Is Down — Still 4th Most-Expensive State.

Governor Quinn says workers compensation payout is down, but Illinois Manufacturers Association says more reform is needed.

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Moody’s Investors: Illinois Highest In Nation For Pension Liability

Moody's Investors Services releases report showing Illinois' liability over revenue at 258 percent. Highest in nation.

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Liquor Ban Loophole: Quinn Allows Connected Business Exception

Governor Quinn signs legislation allowing one business with political connections to get around liquor ban.

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Job Fair: Thomson Prison Staffing

Thomson Prison has a new warden. Now the staffing begins. Hundreds of workers sought.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Gives $1 Million to Credit Union, Foundation

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner gives $1 Million to help minority business on Chicago's South Side.

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Pekin Youth Pastor Charged

Authorities have charged a former youth pastor with sexual abuse of a young child in Peoria County. The Pekin Daily…

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Shimkus Shares Thoughts on White House Foreign Policy

Congressman John Shimkus critical of President Obama, but says we need to support the Commander In Chief.

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Storm Blows Roof off Gym of Virginia High School

Roof blown off of high school in Cass County town of Virginia.

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Emergency Managers Wrap-Up Springfield Meeting

Annual conferenced used last year's tornados for lessons learned

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Medical Marijuana Applications So Far Exceed 2,000

If the first few days of applications are any indicator, demand for medical marijuana in Illinois will be high.

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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.

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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.

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A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in America.

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California is first state to ban plastic grocery bags

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Single-use plastic bags will disappear from California grocery stores under a first-in-the-nation state law.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jeff Goldblum’s bizarre ad

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The "Jurassic Park" actor shows you the benefits of mood lighting, wearing nothing but tiny swim trunks and a bad wig.