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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

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Rauner Turns to Past for New Ad

Early release program criticized

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Ease Up on Drug Punishment, Emanuel Tells Lawmakers

Ticket for marijuana, misdemeanor for other drugs

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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.