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11-3-15 Ward 2 Meeting

Ward 2 Needs Include Infrastructure, Race

The first of ten ward meetings is held.

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IHPA Board Replaces Embattled Agency Director

Chairman James Bruner says the board has decided to "go in a different direction."


Man to Serve Federal and State Sentences on Felony Sex Charges

Raymond Schrode, 33, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on charges of Sexual Exploitation of Minor and Possession of Child Pornography.


Palazzolo Continues Mobile Passport Services in County

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo says he will keep trying to make getting or updating a passport easier.


9th St. Rail Underpass Reopens, Some Amtrak Trains Still Suspended

The Ninth Street rail underpass is back open and operational, and while the inconvenience is gone for drivers, the same can't be said for train passengers.


Chicago Police Won’t Charge CC Permit Holder Who Shot Armed Robber

Investigators classified the shooting as self-defense.


Man Shot and Killed Near Downtown Springfield

Springfield Police say a man was shot near downtown Monday afternoon.


Insurance Company Files Suit, Says Illinois Can’t Look at Records

The state treasurer’s office, due to a lawsuit, can’t audit an insurance company to make sure policy holders are getting their life insurance benefits.

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Big Labor Pushes Status Quo on Workers’ Comp

Report: 2011 changes are taking hold Gov's office: Not enough and not fast enough


Zopp-Duckworth Race Is on National Radar

Democrats vie to take on Sen. Kirk

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes the hand of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, before Rauner's address to the city council Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Chicago. The historic address, the first by a sitting governor in the council's chambers, focused on the city's and state's financial and economic challenges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Who Needs Chicago? Illinois Does

Lawmakers: The state's largest city is an economic engine, but everyone must work together


Illinois Water Is “Scary”

A public health threat, group suggests


Survey: ER is the Family Doc for Too Many

Insurance company squeeze is to blame, they say


Report: Sunday Afternoon Shooting

SJ-R: Non-life-threatening injuries

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Study: Madigan Well Known, but Not Well Regarded

General Assembly has 9 percent approval rating

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Bill Would Provide Tax Incentives for Employers Who Help with Student Loans

A new graduate's employer can help pay off a student loan. That's already available, but a bill proposed by Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis would make that tax-free for both worker and employer.

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State’s Education Report Card Shows Illinois Students Below Average on ACT’s

Less than 25 percent of students scored high enough in each subject to be considered ready for college classes in all those areas.


Second Arrest Made in October Murder of Springfield Man

Friday night, Springfield police took 20-year-old Darrion T. Harris into custody for the October 14th shooting death of William Dougherty.

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Naperville Man Called Hero for Pulling People From Van

A 40-year-old Naperville man is being called a hero after helping several members of a family escape from their van after it rolled over and landed upside-down in a pond.

National Headlines

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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At least nine injured by gunman at Colorado abortion clinic


Police swarmed an "active shooter" situation unfolding near a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.

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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.