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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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ISU, Rep. Davis Tackle School Sex Assault

Rate of college women victimized could be 1 in 3

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Worst Colleges: 25 Percent Are in Illinois

DeVry, Columbia College Chicago among those dishonored

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Chatham Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

A Chatham man is facing child pornography charges as part of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's "Operation Glass House."

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Quinn Favors Marijuana Decriminalization

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t in favor of Illinois following in the footsteps of Washington State and Colorado when it comes to marijuana.

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Sherman, Cop Settle Lawsuit

More than 55-thousand dollars to be paid out in settlement

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More Traffic Headaches Imminent for I-55 Drivers

Traffic weary Springfield residents have had little reprieve -- first the construction on I-55 southbound, then the bike lanes on Second Street.

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Veteran WCBS-TV New York, Former WTAX Reporter, Dies of Heart Attack

Vetreran broadcast journalist John Slattery, who started his storied career at Illinois radio stations including WTAX, has died at the age of 63.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Drops

Illinois in August added a fifth consecutive month of across-the-board unemployment declines in its 12 metro areas.

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Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Cigarette Appeal

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court's ruling that reinstated a decade-old $10.1 billion verdict in a class-action lawsuit against Phillip Morris USA.

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South Side Shooting Leaves 17-Year Old Dead

No other information is available as the investigation continues

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St. John’s Assures Donors Their Gifts Are Safe

Foundation funds off-limits to alleged embezzler

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New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City, October 23, 2014.

A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

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Travelers quarantined as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

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The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.

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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.