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Governor Issues Layoff Notices, Legislature Responds

The bill is crafted like the law that funds the state fair – it says the state museum system shall be funded, which makes it essential spending.

8-4-15 National Night Out

National Night Out: One Organizer’s Story

The "National Night Out" is a chance for you to meet your neighbors and become friends, in a effort to not only look out for each other, but also to foster friendships.

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Christian County Authorities Look for Man Wanted in High-Speed Chase

Authorities in Christian County are looking for a man they say led police on a high speed chase before fleeing a car on foot.

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Schock Spending Continues to be Scrutinized

A new financial report from former Congressman Aaron Schock's political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Congress.

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Duckworth Lawsuit Enters Senate Race

An ethics lawsuit may factor into next year's U.S. Senate race.

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Blagojevich Wants Full Court Appeal

Blagojevich is hoping the full court will overturn more counts.

7-6-15 Shooting

Shooting Death Victim’s Brother Charged with Murder

The Sangamon County State's Attorney has charged the older brother of a Springfield teenager shot and killed last week with murder.

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Rauner Signs Concussion Legislation

New concussion standards for students have been signed into law by the governor.

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Illinois Corn Crop Deteriorates, Some Areas Could Use Rain

Most of the state’s been getting a break from heavy rain over the past few weeks, but that could be a problem pretty soon.

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Illinois’ Economy Still Steadily Growing

Illinois’ economy is still steadily growing.

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Ill. Senate Taking Up Plan to Spend $5B in Federal Money

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the measure today.

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Northwestern University Given $17.5 Million to Study New HIV Treatment

Northwestern University has been given a $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to invent.

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Stephen Colbert takes on Jeb Bush’s VIP ticket offer

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For a $3 campaign donation, you can enter a raffle for a VIP ticket to the very first "Late Show With Stephen Colbert." Great idea ... but maybe you should have asked the show host first.