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Equal Pay Becomes Personal in Senate Race

Durbin defends his office payroll

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NRI a Failure? Not Everyone Agrees

Another day of hearings today

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

DeLong Brothers Dropped from THR Lawsuit

Two co-defendants in the THR and Associates lawsuit have been dropped.

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Fire Protection Contracts Approved

Contract to provide fire protection to area villages lapsed, no one noticed

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NRI Hearings Underway in Chicago

The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative is on the griddle before state lawmakers Wednesday.

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First Lady Wants to Get Out the Vote

Michelle Obama helps Gov. Quinn in Chicago

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Council Approves $3.15 Million Loan for Police Cars, Fire Truck, Public Works Tools

The Springfield Police Department will get 40 new squad cars, the fire department will get a new engine and the public works department will get a street sweeper.

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Rare Lincoln Artifacts Donated to Presidential Library

Photo, books from Lincoln on display

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Universal Healthcare an Issue in State Races

A year into the Affordable Care Act, Illinois is outpacing the national average in this area: the percentage-point decrease in…

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Attorney: Monitor Needed to Oversee IDOT Hiring

A Chicago attorney and anti-corruption campaigner is stressing that a court-appointed monitor is needed to ensure the state's Department of Transportation is in compliance with political hiring bans.

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Rauner: Quinn to Blame for Child Abuse Deaths

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner says Gov. Pat Quinn should take the blame for the increase in child abuse and…

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More Names Could be Added to April’s Municipal Ballot

A former Sangamon County Board Member seems to be the latest candidate in the race for Ward 2 alderman.  Tyrone…

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Last Day to Register, until Tomorrow

Regular voter registration ends today. While there will be a chance to register in other ways before Election Day, those…

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Quick and Easy Tips for Cybersecurity

Change passwords, make complicated passwords, avoid public wi-fi, use your bank's DM's

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First Lady Hits Chicago

Talks mail-in voting, helps Quinn

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Slow Going on the Harvest

Excessive rain in the past week

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Gill: Springfield School Security Passes Muster

Random wand searches are being conducted

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St. John’s, Springfield Clinic Reportedly Exploring Merger

A change in the medical landscape could be on the horizon.

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Community Leaders: Hire Minorities for Rail Project

Leaders push for minority hiring on rail project

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during test flight

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A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has crashed.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back on some of the biggest newsmakers this week.

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

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Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Gas drops below $3 for first time in 4 years

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Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.

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U.S. consumers are feeling good

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Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.