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Man, Boy, Dog Hit and Killed in Bloomington

Poor lighting could be a factor

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Free Trade Proposal Brings Disagreement

$8B for Illinois, says congressman

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Benedictine Goes Adults Only

Growth in older population, reduction in traditional college-age cited

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State Lawmaker: IDOT Not the Only Agency Whose Hiring Process May be Suspect

Federal monitor to check agency on hiring practices

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Denies Involvement in Springfield Reporter’s Resignation

Bruce Rauner says his fingerprints are not on the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Raymond Cub Scouts Still Improving

Police say the condition of three Cub Scouts is improving after they were injured in a chemical explosion.

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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll

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The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare

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Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

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The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

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More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.