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Potential for Severe Weather Today in Central Illinois

Potential threat of severe weather this afternoon through tonight in Springfield and Central Illinois.

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Christie Pledges More Money to Rauner Campaign

Christie says the Republican Governors Association will pledge more money to Rauner's campaign.

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Winnebago County Faces Budget Shortfall, Considers Hiring Freeze

A northern Illinois county may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. Winnebago County…

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Those with Epilepsy Added to List of Patients Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Children with epilepsy also approved for medical marijuana in a non-smokable form.

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Kirk: Hines VA Hospital Problems Getting Worse

Senator recommends criminal investigation

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Spaulding Launch Closed This Weekend

Crews ensuring fuel cleaned up

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Quinn, Rauner Spar over Assault Weapons

The issue of a ban on assault weapons is now entering the governor’s race

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US Sen. Kirk: Proposed Regulations Onerous for Community Colleges

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says proposed federal regulations could cost millions of dollars for the state’s community colleges

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Coroner: Remains Not Bianco’s; Now Says Homicide Likely

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the human remains found in Rochester last weekend do not belong to Michelle Bianco, who's been missing since 2008.

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Plans Emerge for Jackson Street Pedestrian Corridor

The south end of downtown Springfield could get a makeover if one organization can find the money.

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Fracking Interests: Why Aren’t We Fracking Yet?

The fracking people are out of patience.

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IHSA Being Sued

The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances

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Indictments Handed Down in Downtown Murder

In jail on unrelated charges

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Quinn Takes Issue With Latest Rauner Ad

Governor says ads misleading

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Korean War National Museum Rededicated

The Korean War National Museum in Springfield was re-dedicated the same way Fighting in the Korean War ended... with Marine Bob Ericson playing taps on his bugle.

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Quinn Campaign Blasts Service Tax Proposal

The Quinn campaign says it’s against the sales tax on services proposed by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner.

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Greene County Food Processor Shut Down

A Greenfield food processing plant has been forced to close because of repeated violations.

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Police Impersonators Tie Up, Gag Victim South of Springfield

State Police are trying to find another round of police impersonators.

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108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds.

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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.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Girl doesn’t want brother to grow up

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Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.