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Lawmakers Want More Police Training Regarding Mentally Ill

Lawmakers debate police training when dealing with the mentally ill.

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Houston Won’t Endorse Mayoral Candidates

Springfield's sitting mayor won't say who he wants to replace him in a few weeks.

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Rail Interest Group Seeks to Save Amtrak Dollars

Governor proposes big cut in state subsidy

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Durbin Is Upset Human Trafficking Bill Is Stalled

Abortion-related diversion could be at work

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Springfield City Council Continues Food Truck Debate

The Springfield City Council will continue discussions on whether or not to place more regulations on food trucks, and will do so with Ward Six Alderman Cory Jobe's amendment reducing how far away a truck must be from a brick-and-mortar restaurant down to 500 feet.

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Springfield Unemployment Continues Decline

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment continues to decline in Springfield and Sangamon County.

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Durall Named Acting Circuit Clerk

A temporary replacement has been named for retiring Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri.

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Duckworth Stops in Springfield for Senate Candidacy

More than nineteen months out, we know the name of one Democrat who wants to be elected to the U.S. Senate, to the seat now held by Republican Mark Kirk.

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Should Clearlake Dissolve?

There may be one less community in Sangamon County a week from today.

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Proposal: No More Frivolous Lawsuits from County Jails

County jail inmates who abuse the court system with lawsuits a judge deems "frivolous" would be penalized with loss of their "good time" credit, under a bill being considered at the Capitol.

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Rauner Encourages Youth Fitness

Governor Bruce Rauner says Illinois is joining a national program looking to reduce childhood obesity.

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Security Breach at Bradley University

Bradley University in Peoria is the subject of a potential computer breach.

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Lincoln Funeral Train Car Almost Complete

The train car being built to look like the car that was used to carry President Abraham Lincoln's body after he passed away is almost complete.

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Rauner’s Justice League Is Together

Goal: Cut prison population by 25 percent

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LaHood Tours 18th District

Distances himself from dad's record

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Manar, Tumulty Formally Support Hawkins

A former mayor and county and village official is backing a Springfield woman's bid to take the top job in the Springfield City Clerk's office in next week's election.

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Congressman: Don’t Trust Obama Admin or Iran

Iran's possible reversal of a promise to ship out its atomic fuel is more proof that the Obama administration and its foreign policy are failures.

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Duckworth Announces Senate Run

An Illinois Congresswoman is the first to say she wants Mark Kirk's seat in the U.S. Senate.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

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The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations

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Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

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American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the U.S., was killed in a drone strike.

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Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

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Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies have raised questions about how listeria could have contaminated multiple manufacturing plants .