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Tyree Sentenced to Seven Years for Sexual Misconduct with Student

A former Lanphier High School teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student nearly three years ago.

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Ground Broken on Springfield Clinic Expansion in Sherman

Springfield Clinic's Sherman location is expanding.

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Butler Pleased Grant Funding is Restored

Rep. Tim Butler says he is already hearing from happy providers like The Autism Program.

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Coal Industry Has Friends in Downstate Lawmakers’ Proposal

A group of at least ten downstate Illinois lawmakers wants the state's coal industry propped up.

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Rauner Signs Bill to Allow Obama, Lucas Museums

Gov. Bruce Rauner will endorse a measure paving the way for Chicago to use park land for Barack Obama's presidential library and film producer George Lucas' museum.

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Menard Co. Police Look for Tips on Bar Burglar

Police in Menard County are looking for help figuring out who broke into a bar in Greenview

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AT&T Wants to Shed 81-Year-Old Regulations

Business coalition: Other states modernize, why not Illinois?

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Sheriff Remembers Officer Who Passed Away

He was a good person to have around, and who loved people.

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Where is Aaron Schock? Lawsuit Lawyer Doesn’t Know

An attorney for a campaign donor suing the former Illinois congressman has told a federal judge he can't locate Schock.

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Fire Damages North End Springfield Home

No one was hurt but a vacant home was damaged on Springfield's north end Thursday afternoon.

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Houston Touts Accomplishments in Final State of the City Address

Springfield's outgoing Mayor Mike Houston says he's leaving the city better than he found it four years ago.

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Rauner Admin. to Restore $26 Million in Grant Cuts

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says an unexpected windfall of revenue from income tax receipts can be thanked.

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Bill Allowing Schools to Share Mental Health Info Advances

Legislation that would allow mental health information of college students to be shared with parents is being considered by the Illinois Senate.

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Sangamon Co. Sergeant Dead After Downtown Car Crash

A sergeant with the Sangamon County Sheriff's Department has died after an accident in downtown Springfield early Thursday morning.

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Not Enough Science in Illinois, Says US DOE

ISBE to work something out for upcoming school year

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Give Me Liberty, Says Bradley University

Current president Joanne Glasser leaves in a month

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A Little Good News about the State’s Finances

FY 15 has two months remaining

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Jobe: “No” to Springfield Minimum Wage Increase

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe says he'll vote "no" because of the impact on one particular facet of local business.

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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

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The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

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The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.

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Republicans looking for a few good ‘losers’ in 2016

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As the next presidential election cycle begins the goal isn't necessarily to win every race, but to improve the performance of the Republican ticket overall.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.