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AAA Says Prices at the Pump are Lower Statewide

AAA says lower oil price mean lower gas prices.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of Pleasant Plains Grad Living in Dallas

Former Pleasant Plains woman shot dead near her apartment Wednesday night.


Illinois Gets CDC Grant to Combat Drug Overdoses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named Illinois as one of 16 recipients in a program called "Prescription Drug Overdoses: Prevention for States."


IDOT Says Budget Impasse Should Not Affect Winter Road Cleanup

Blankenhorn says the budget battle hasn’t had much of an impact on the agency yet, as the appropriation for ongoing construction projects was signed by the governor.


Farmers Give Reasons for Optimism at Farm Progress Show

National Corn Growers Association attributes positive farming outlook to decent crops and more people entering farming.

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County Election Office Open Extended Hours for Special Election Early Voting

Sangamon County Election Office also open Sunday and Labor Day Monday.

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Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight over approval looms


The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation.

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Student loan debt crosses generations


Weighed down by their own loans, many parents lack the means to fund their children's educations without sinking even deeper into debt.

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House GOP in turmoil with new uncertainty in speaker race


House Republicans are in upheaval as their front-runner for speaker faces fresh opposition and conservatives push to postpone leadership elections.

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Supreme Court tackles social issues as election looms


The nine justices are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new term beginning on Monday including affirmative action, union powers, and voting rights.

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East Coast hit by torrential rainfall, deadly flooding


A "once-in-a-millennium" downpour has left much of South Carolina under water.