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Fox Lake Update: Tipster Allegedly Lied

Countless man-hours wasted in Gliniewicz investigation


Child Care Assistance Program Changes Fail By One Vote

A plan to restore state-subsidized child care assistance for low-income working parents has failed by one vote in the Illinois House.


House Fails to Override Veto of Union-Backed Bill

The House voted 68-34 to override Rauner's veto of the bill. It needed 71 votes to become law.


Woman Accused of Fatal Accident Wants New Attorney

Andrea Little had been expected to plead guilty.


Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Decatur Residents

Two Decatur residents have been charged by a federal grand jury in Springfield.


Peoria Settles With Man Who Parodied Mayor on Twitter

The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor.

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Legionnaires’ Deaths Increase

State officials are reporting six new cases of Legionnaires' disease at a state veterans home where seven residents have already died.


House Approves Home Care Spending

The House has endorsed a plan to spare thousands of people who receive state-subsidized at-home care.


Mayor Reacts to State Budget Situation

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he feels it will be the public outcry that will end up forcing legislators at the capitol to come together and finally solve the state's budget mess.


Sherman Board Approves New Business Development District

The Sherman Village Board has unanimously okayed the city's proposal to create a special business development district that will have an additional sales tax attached to it.

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More Money Proposed for U of I Building Renovation

University of Illinois officials want to add $3 million more to the Natural History Building's renovation budget because of problems found during interior demolition.

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Another Move to Save State Museum

The latest volley to try to save the Illinois State Museum from closure came from a third-grader from Pekin.

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Former U of I Student Files Lawsuit

A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school's board of trustees and others.

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Drew Peterson Back in Court

A southern Illinois judge closed the start of a pretrial hearing for convicted murder Drew Peterson.

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August Cool and Dry: Climatologist

The state climatologist says most of August was relatively cool and dry across Illinois.


Two Dead from West Nile in Illinios

Illinois Department of Public Health officials have confirmed two deaths from West Nile virus this year.


Lawmakers Want to Reverse Child Care Assistance Program Changes

Lawmakers are proposing a change to the qualifications for state child care assistance, while at the same time eliminating cuts to that program.

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Borrowers, Do Your Homework

Survey of ag lenders unveiled at Farm Progress Show

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Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

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SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college


One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.


The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

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The skies will be crowded this Labor Day


The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.