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Firm Recommends Outsourcing City Inspector General Functions

Should the city of Springfield have an inspector general?

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Debate Format Gives Quinn and Rauner a Little Twist

Each gets to ask the other a question


Illinois Crops Are in Good to Excellent Condition

Harvest advances slowly, surely


City, Springfield PD Embroiled in Civil Lawsuit Over Motorcycle

A Springfield police officer is being sued over a so-called "custody battle" involving a motorcycle

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Home Sales Stagnant, Prices Up

Fall slow down in housing market


Former President Visits Central Illinois

Carter says he still has plenty to offer the world


U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth Retires from Military

Duckworth was commissioned with the Army Reserves in 1992 and joined the Illinois Army National Guard in 1996.


No Vote on Fracking Rules Until November

It's grappling with how to ensure regulations are fair to industry while protecting the environment.


Illinois Supreme Court Expands Electronic Filing

The Illinois Supreme Court has said it will start giving courts a chance to electronically file criminal and traffic case documents.

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No Ebola Concerns at Central Illinois Community Blood Center

There are steps in place to ensure Ebola doesn't spread in central Illinois through a, perhaps, unusual method.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Candidates Tout Vets Credentials

Each says he has a coalition


Activists Target Springfield’s Catholic Community

Organization says local bishop not inclusive despite Vatican's missive


Woman Found Dead Near Cook & Dirksen Identified

Springfield Police are still trying to figure out how a woman ended up dead near a busy intersection.


Callis Says GOP Budget “All Wrong”

Callis in Springfield. Not worried about lack of DCCC support

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Lottery Game Benefits Breast Cancer Research

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Is Columbus Day Passe?

Some don't know why the country marks this day


Rauner Says Prisons Should Be Improved

Rauner says prison is unsafe for inmates, employees


Should AG’s Office Be a Corruption-buster?

Madigan: Not top priority Schimpf: It should be


Oberweis: Term Limits Are Good for POTUS, Why Not Everyone Else?

Calls for twelve years for members of Congress

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Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years


A man suspected in at least seven slayings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years, police say.

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Toyota recalls 247K more vehicles to fix air bags


The automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators.

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Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah faces more charges


A militant accused of participating 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty to 17 charges.

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Hundreds riot during annual pumpkin festival


Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend after violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival.

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U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines


The U.S. will issue strict new guidelines for health workers when dealing with Ebola patients.