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Freedom Short-lived for Iowa Escapee

Henry County deputies round him up

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Pekin and Louisville Sites Are Historic

Clay County Courthouse, mid-century retail plaza among honorees

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Another Return to Springfield for Lawmakers

Lang mocks "Turnaround Agenda" as "Turn Back Illinois Agenda"

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Fatal Crash in Cass County

Astoria woman killed near Shiloh Rd

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IEA President Reflects on 40 Years in Education

Cinda Klickna says forming relationships with your child's teacher is important.

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Despite Budget Deadlock, There Are Ways Out

A couple of options would break the budget stalemate for FY 2016.

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11 Sent To Hospital in SUV Rollover Near Buffalo

Vehicle may have been overloaded with eleven people.

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Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.

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Helpful Hints to Keep Summer Safe and Fun

Food and water safety, and sun protection among the concerns listed.

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Illinois State Police Add July 4th Patrols, Road Side Checks

Law enforcement officials are warning Illinois motorists not to drink and drive and to buckle up over the holiday weekend.

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Cab Driver Charged with Endangerment After Mt. Vernon Teen Leaves Camp

A 13-year-old girl went missing after being dropped at an overnight church summer camp.

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New Attorneys for Man Accused of Killing Quincy 7th Grader

The Adams County public defender's office cited a conflict of interest.

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Illinois River Hits Record Flood Stage at Meredosia

The river surpassed its 1943 record of 28.7 feet on Wednesday.

Professional Dancers Society's 28th Annual Gypsy Award Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 29 Mar 2015
Credit: WENN.com

Danville Condemns Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after Danville condemned it.

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Unions Seek Full Pay Despite Lack of State Budget

Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time.

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Kincaid Misadventures Continue

Weapons charge, wrong end of a punch in same week

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Durbin Endorses Obama OT Proposal

Raises threshold for salaried employees to be exempt from overtime pay

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Safety First with Fireworks

It’s that time of year — fireworks, both legal and illegal, are out — and they’re dangerous. Bottle rockets, sparklers…

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Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?

Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.

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Killing of Cecil the Lion triggers probe by U.S. agency

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The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading.