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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

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Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

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School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot

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Crash Leaves One Dead Near Waverly

No identification released

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Quinn Wants PCBs out of Clinton Landfill

Says EPA won't approve plan for fill near major aquifer

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Police, Secretary of State Disable IED in Downtown Springfield

Springfield Police say an IED found in downtown Springfield Monday night was "rendered safe."

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Beer Tickets Land State Fair Manager in Hot Water

Bliefnick hasn't responded for comment

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On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

Maintaining common standards in online college coursework is the goal of a new state law

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Illinois Coal a Hot Commodity Worldwide

Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.

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Downtown Taylorville Building Partially Collapses

A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.

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Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

Half a dozen central Illinois counties could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.

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U of I Research: Stem Cells Could Repair Exercised Muscles

Stem cell research could lead to repairs to muscles damaged by vigorous exercise.

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Quinn Agrees to Live on Minimum Wage Salary

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

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Belleville Man Drowns in Pond

St. Clair County police say a man has drowned in a pond following what appears to be a wheelchair or scooter accident.

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill

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Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

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Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care

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The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.