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Combination-Locked Pill Bottles Now Law

Illinois is the first state providing for a combination lock on a prescription pill bottle.

Budget Cuts

Moody’s Issues Warning About State Credit Rating

Moody's: reach a budget agreement by late September.

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Forensic Scientist from Riverton Wins Top State Police Honor

Kimberly Kunkler of Riverton works in the "trace" section of the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Laboratory.

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Third Person Dead from Legionnaires’ Disease in Quincy

The new case increases the number of residents contaminated there to 29.

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Plane Crash Kills 2 in Illinois

Crash outside Kewanee killed two Texans.

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More Second City Shows Cancelled Following Last Week’s Fire

The Second City comedy theater says last week's fire that destroyed its Chicago offices has forced the cancellation of this week's performances.

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Plenty New at Decatur Farm Progress Show

Crop demonstrations are back after an absence of a couple of years at the show.

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Pros, Cons of Municipal Bankruptcy

Governor's pension proposal studied

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Commerce Secretary, Members of Congress Laud UI Labs

Hultgren, Bustos hope for statewide impact

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Another Call to Override Heroin Veto

Drug treatment expert estimates $58M in savings

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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption

Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

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Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

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Bringing International Business to Springfield

International business was the focus of the monthly Citizens Club discussion.

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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.