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Champaign TV Anchor Only has Months to Live

Popular anchor suffering brain cancer


Durbin: GOP to Blame for the Death of Campaign Finance Reform

A proposed amendment to the U.S.. Constitution on campaign financing has stalled


Measure Introduced to Eliminate “Patent Trolls”

Proposed legislation would eliminate on-line scam


More Eyes on the Police and Their Work?

Dash cams, body cams in the news after Ferguson shooting


Corn, Soybean Yield Projections Far Exceed Last Year’s Totals

A revised forecast published Thursday anticipates even more corn and soybeans in Illinois.

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Chatham Students Mark 9-11

The younger generation remembers the gut-wrenching day

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Heating Assistance Program Again Accepting Applications

Popular program returns on first-come, first served basis


State Officials Commemorate 9/11

Thirteen years after the 2001 terrorist attacks, Gov. Pat Quinn says those who lost their lives are not forgotten.


Fire Union Goes for Quinn

ISP command group picks Rauner


$10M Award for Gillespie Schools

Sought $22M in school collapse


Shutdown Unlikely, Durbin Says

Kirk: Don't expect any action until after the election


Tax and Budget Center: Rauner’s Numbers Don’t Work

Martire can't find more than $700M to offset $8B in cuts

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Oil Spill Cleanup Nearing End

Heavy rains keeping spill from becoming worse


City Wants to Purchase 40 Police Cars, Fire Engine, Street Sweeper

The City of Springfield wants to purchase 40 new police cars, a new fire engine, a street sweeper and a bevy of public works tools.


Illinois Officials Keeping Medical Pot Under Wraps

It's unclear if state officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois.


Police Seek Tips on Gabatoni’s Armed Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for four men they say robbed a man behind Gabatoni's on Laurel.


Durbin Previews Tonight’s Speech

Don't expect ground troops, he says

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UI Affirms Decision to Rescind Job Offer

Professor accused of being an anti-Semitic Tweeter

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California wildfires threaten thousands of homes


Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

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ISIS planned beheading of random person in Australia


Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.

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House votes to arm Syrian rebels


The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in an effort to defeat Islamic State militants.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Star Wars’ minus music


Without John Williams, the Throne Room would be a scene full of people creepily smiling at each other.

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White House proposes new energy efficiency rules


The latest efforts include standards for commercial air conditioning units that could slash energy use.