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Veteran Walks for Others

He doesn't carry physical scars from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but the wounds are still there

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

Judge Threatens Jeff Parsons With Criminal Contempt

A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.

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Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.

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Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.

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Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency

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Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

Oberweis wants seven debates before Nov. 4.

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Many More Data Breaches Discovered

Attorney general: don't be a victim

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Pontiac Cop’s Killer Pleads Guilty

Officer and his canine partner were killed by a drunk driver

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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

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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.

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New Protections for Pregnant Women in Illinois

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

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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.

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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.

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Wanted: Medical Pot Advisors

State seeking health pros to help craft procedures

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Adlai and Abe Go Together

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

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Another Good Week for Illinois Crops

Corn 82 percent, soybeans 78 percent, good to excellent

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

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U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in economic turnaround

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With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.

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Fast-food workers plan intensified protests

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McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.