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White Hall Man Succumbs to Injuries from Gunshot Wounds

A WHITE HALL MAN HAS DIED AS A RESULT OF A GUNSHOT WOUND HE SUFFERED LAST SUNDAY. JOHN EARLY WAS…

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Illinois Stem Coalition Says State’s Talent Will Attract Innovative Companies

The race for jobs pits city against city – state against state. Taxes, weather, and access to transportation are one…

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Alleged Rest Stop Killer Pleads Not Guilty

A man suspected of two summer murders has pleaded not guilty. Terence Doddy has been charged with first-degree murder as…

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Decatur Man Acquitted of Attempted Murder

A jury has cleared a man of charges that he tried to kill a Decatur police detective wounded during a raid last year.

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Illinois Third Party Candidates Have No Easy Time

Chad Grimm is the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, but he's not campaigning this summer as much as defending his spot on the November ballot.

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U.S. Rep. Davis: Diplomacy First in Middle East, Ukraine

During a stop in Springfield Friday for a small business roundtable, the congressman took a minute to answer questions about the news of the day

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Prosecutors Respond to Blagojevich Appeal Request

Say Blagojevich's attorneys misread ruling

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Cops Ride For The Fallen

Police from across the state made a stop Thursday in Springfield as part of the Concerns of Police Survivors - COPS - bike ride across Illinois

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Rauner Takes Aim at Property Taxes

Local government would raise them by referendum only

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Put Down That Phone!

SPD busy writing tickets

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Employment Report Looks Good for Illinois

Biggest three-month drop since record-keeping began

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Plenty of Room Left for Garbage

Popularity of recycling credited

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Rauner: Cut Income Taxes, Raise Sales Tax

Rauner wants the income tax to revert to the 2010 level

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Kayakers Rescued from Sangamon River North of Springfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation says a water rescue is underway in the Sangamon River near I-55.

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Audit Commission Agrees to Postpone NRI Hearings

Next meeting scheduled just weeks before November elections

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“Scourge of Summer” is Plentiful

Moist enough in Illinois this year to attract plenty of mosquitoes, but not the kind which carry West Nile virus yet

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Durbin Wants Air Force Building Named for Dixon

Scott AFB may have a building bearing the late Senator Alan Dixon's Name

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Knox County Sheriff Wants Inmates to Have E-Cigs

Inmates hooked on nicotine may get some help

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GM recalls 717K vehicles, not for ignition switches

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General Motors Co. announced six recalls covering more than 700,000 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons.

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Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

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Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

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Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

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A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dancing Grandpa is the best Grandpa

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This man might need two canes to walk, but he doesn't need any help to dance!

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California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

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Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots sold at major retailers including Kroger and Costco are being recalled over concerns of possible listeria contamination.