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Worst Colleges: 25 Percent Are in Illinois

DeVry, Columbia College Chicago among those dishonored

JACOB STARK

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.

Sherman Village Board

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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Medical Marijuana Fees Top $5 Million

Fees submitted by businesses with their applications to Illinois' new medical marijuana program have topped $5 million.

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State, City Money to Turn 9th/Washington Building Into Homeless Shelter

The homeless problem is not going away, but it’s getting better, according to a longtime Salvation Army professional. “We still…

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“Blue Light Special” on Springfield Gas Prices is Over

While Springfield gas prices continue their habit of spiking between 30 and 40 cents at a time, prices are still lower overall than they were a month ago.

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Springfield Jimmy John’s Stores Affected in Nationwide Security Breach

South 6th St. and West Iles Ave. locations impacted.

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Springfield Police Seek Diamond Thieves

Springfield Police are looking for help finding two suspects they say stole two diamonds from a jewlery store while it was open.

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 Agrees to Stall Dismissal of IDOT Workers

Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoffs.

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Vandalia Escapee Caught

Scaled wall Tuesday afternoon, captured this morning

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner Turns to Past for New Ad

Early release program criticized

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Ebola czar starts work, drugmakers launch vaccine drive

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The Obama administration is ramping up its response to the potential spread of the virus.

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Canadian parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot

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A gunman shot a soldier and then entered the country's parliament buildings, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

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U.S. farmers battling bugs

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With record harvests depressing prices, farmers are using chemicals that protect stored grain from critters.

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Jeffrey Fowle, freed from N. Korea, back on American soil

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea.

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U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit regions through 5 airports

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Travelers from three countries in West Africa will undergo enhanced screening for the virus.