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US Sen. Kirk: Proposed Regulations Onerous for Community Colleges

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says proposed federal regulations could cost millions of dollars for the state’s community colleges

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Coroner: Remains Not Bianco’s; Now Says Homicide Likely

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the human remains found in Rochester last weekend do not belong to Michelle Bianco, who's been missing since 2008.

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Plans Emerge for Jackson Street Pedestrian Corridor

The south end of downtown Springfield could get a makeover if one organization can find the money.

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Fracking Interests: Why Aren’t We Fracking Yet?

The fracking people are out of patience.

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IHSA Being Sued

The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances

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Indictments Handed Down in Downtown Murder

In jail on unrelated charges

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Quinn Takes Issue With Latest Rauner Ad

Governor says ads misleading

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Korean War National Museum Rededicated

The Korean War National Museum in Springfield was re-dedicated the same way Fighting in the Korean War ended... with Marine Bob Ericson playing taps on his bugle.

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Quinn Campaign Blasts Service Tax Proposal

The Quinn campaign says it’s against the sales tax on services proposed by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner.

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Greene County Food Processor Shut Down

A Greenfield food processing plant has been forced to close because of repeated violations.

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Police Impersonators Tie Up, Gag Victim South of Springfield

State Police are trying to find another round of police impersonators.

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108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds.

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Mine Simulator Under Construction in Harrisburg

Coal mining is still a big deal in Illinois, and Terry Bruce says there's really no end in sight.

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Quinn Signs Flood Fighting Measure

A newly signed law is aimed at fighting the effects of flooding around Illinois.

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Guilty Plea in Drug Induced Homicide

Springfield man faces 30 years in drug death

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S&P Revises Illinois Outlook Downward

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has changed its outlook on Illinois' credit rating for the worse.

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Grandstand Roof Repairs Won’t Be Finished by Fair Time

Repairs to the state fair grandstand's roof won't be finished by the time the fair begins.

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“No Sign of Homicide” in Female Body Found in Rochester

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards hopes the mystery of a woman's skeleton found in Rochester over the weekend could be solved soon.

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Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules “Too Complicated”

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

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U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

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Military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad.

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Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

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The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

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Attorney General visits racially-charged Ferguson, protests continue

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The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

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All hostages freed in overnight Chicago-area standoff

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Two suspects have been arrested after holding eight people - including six children - hostage for nearly 24 hours.

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It’s now easier for drivers to search for auto recalls

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Auto safety regulators unveiled a better way for vehicle owners to search online for recall information.