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Overnight Wreck on I-55

Nobody hurt; distracted driver blamed

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Former Gov. Candidate Dillard To Resign From Legislature

State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will resign from the Senate to become chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority.

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 Proposes Ending “Corporate Tax Welfare”

Another piece of Republican Bruce Rauner's plan to run state government has come out.

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Sheriff’s Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaks Now Closed

What appeared to be an improper leak of information from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is unfounded.

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Springfield Drivers Beware: New Traffic Lights Coming to Wabash Ave.

Thanks to federal money, some Springfield traffic lights are getting a new look.

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Murphy: Quinn Should Testify in NRI Scandal

A Republican lawmaker wants Gov. Pat Quinn to testify on the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

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State Historic Sites to Curtail Hours

Sites won't close but will cut hours after Labor Day

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Springfield Mulls Comcast Contract Extension

Comcast is talking with the city of Springfield to extend its franchise agreement, but some aldermen worry about Comcast's customer service.

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Quinn’s Anti-Violence Program Gives Money to Non-Existent Non-Profit

Gov. Pat Quinn's scandal-plagued anti-violence initiative directed thousands of dollars to a program for ex-offenders that never existed.

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Woman Who Dismembered Husband Sentenced to 78 Years

A Springfield woman who dismembered her husband and left his remains in rural Mechanicsburg has been sentenced to 78 years in prison.

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Durbin: U. S. Help Will Have Its Limits

American military will not solve 1300-year debate

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Remap Revamp People Face a Tall Order

Election board chair: I don't think they'll be able to validate petition signatures

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Organic Farmers Are in for Some Cash

Certification program brings reimbursement

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May the Force Be with Chicago

Lucas museum picks Chicago

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SIU Raises Student Fees

Athletics, student paper to benefit

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Don’t Forget Lightning Safety

Out in the open? Don't be the tallest thing out there

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Aldermen Spar Over Potential TIF Agreement

Some Springfield aldermen have questions about tax increment financing money for a downtown redevelopment project.

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Sangamon Co. Sheriff Confirms IA Investigation

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out if there are leaks in its department.

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Two Workers Die from Carbon Monoxide at Pekin Plant

Two workers have died from carbon monoxide poisoning at an agricultural products plant in Pekin.

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State E-Cars Hitting the Road

Illinois has been adding electric cars to its fleet

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GM recalls 717K vehicles, not for ignition switches

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General Motors Co. announced six recalls covering more than 700,000 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons.

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Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

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Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

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Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

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A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dancing Grandpa is the best Grandpa

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This man might need two canes to walk, but he doesn't need any help to dance!

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California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

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Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots sold at major retailers including Kroger and Costco are being recalled over concerns of possible listeria contamination.