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More Than a Third of Providers Have Curtailed Services

United Way surveyed 400 providers

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DHFS, DHS: Medicaid Providers to be Paid Despite Budget Impasse

Officials in two Illinois agencies say they'll process payments to Medicaid providers despite the state budget impasse.

3-9-15 Durbin

Durbin Says U.S. Congressmen Won’t Intervene in Illinois’ Budget Impasse

Dick Durbin says Illinois' congressional delegation won't "ride to the rescue" to break the state's budget impasse.

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Suspect Kills Self After Carjacking, Bank Robbery

Suspect shot himself when confronted by officers.

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Mt. Zion Man Gets 45 Years in Wife’s Drowning Death

Chad Cutler was sentenced Friday in Macon County court.

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Decatur Man Charged with Armed Robbery, Murder

Indictment says victim was driver of the getaway car during the robbery.

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Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital with Serious Injuries

Police originally treated the accident as a fatality though the motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries.

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Illinois Housing Agency Offers Federal Down Payment Help

Program offered in ten Illinois counties could help as many as 4000 would-be homeowners.

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New Law Will Help Locate Missing Alzheimer’s Patients

Silver Search Program will work like Amber Alerts.

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Owners Could Face Charges For Leaving Pets Outdoors

Governor Rauner signed bill in to law that would punish pet owners for failing to safeguard pets during extreme weather.

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First Year to Honor Ag Ambassadors at Illinois State Fair

The Brandt Family of will be the first honored this year.

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Difficult Week for the University of Illinois

Illegally withheld e-mails the latest in a recent string of troubles at the U of I.

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Few Details on Motorcycle Crash on Clear Lake Avenue Friday Night

Driver was uninjured; claims hit-and-run caused crash. Police still investigating.

4-1-15 Pillsbury

EPA Alleges Improper Asbestos Removal at Pillsbury Mills

The demolition of a long-vacant north end eyesore has been put on hold for a little longer.

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Illinois Democrats Not Sold on Joe Biden

Illinois Democrats may like Vice President Joe Biden, and may even like the idea of him jumping into the presidential race. Endorsing him is another matter.

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Warrant Issued in Springfield Shooting

Springfield Police say they know who shot a man on east Cook street earlier this week -- they're looking for help finding him.

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Russell Dohner, Rushville’s $5 Doctor, Dies

The Illinois man who made national headlines for charging only five dollars for a doctor’s appointment has died.

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Illinois Sets Up Tax-Free Accounts to Care for Disabled

Illinois is among the states working on how to implement tax-free accounts for people with disabilities.

4-22-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield Finances Good, but Not THAT Good

Springfield's budget director says finances are much improved over the last several years, but the rumors of clear financial stability are greatly exaggerated.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

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The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

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Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.

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In Alaska, Obama paints doomsday picture

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Obama will spend the second day of his Alaska tour in the picturesque coastal town of Seward, named after President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867 from Russia.

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