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Pontiac Cop’s Killer Pleads Guilty

Officer and his canine partner were killed by a drunk driver


Downtown Springfield Buildings Eye TIF Money

The iconic Myers building in downtown Springfield needs some facade work.

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Springfield Parks to Try Smoke-Free Zones

Smoke-free zones at Springfield Parks being established


Lanphier Student Arrested; Brought Loaded Gun to School

Springfield Police say a 16 year old Lanphier High School student is in custody after he brought a loaded gun to school.


New Protections for Pregnant Women in Illinois

Expectant mothers in Illinois will have some new protections at work.


Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.


Man Robbed, Shot on South 7th Street

A Springfield man took himself to the hospital after being shot in the chest and robbed.

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Quaker Steak and Lube Closes

Popular venue unexpectedly shuts its doors

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Drivers Advised to Avoid Iron Bridge in Chatham

Major thoroughfare under construction

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn: Christie Ate “Box of Nails” For Breakfast

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is dismissing criticism from Chris Christie.


Wanted: Medical Pot Advisors

State seeking health pros to help craft procedures


Adlai and Abe Go Together

Ex-guv was Dem nominee for president twice in 1950s


Another Good Week for Illinois Crops

Corn 82 percent, soybeans 78 percent, good to excellent


DNR Protection for Bear, Wolf, Cougar

These animals are still not prevalent in Illinois.


Kincaid Tries to Move On

Village hopes to move on

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Christie Campaigning for Rauner in Chicago

NJ Governor visits Rauner's headquarters


Cooling Centers Again Open

Heat warning extended to 7pm Tuesday


How Heavily Should Local Police Arm Up?

Ferguson brings attention to militarization of police


Do Nothing? It’s Someone Else’s Fault

By the numbers, the record is not good

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A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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WATCH: The history of Labor Day


While you take your three day weekend, remember those who struggled to get Friday and Saturday off.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie


If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

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Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw

A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014.

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

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No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona near the Nevada border, on August 25, 2014, in this still image taken from video courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.