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ISF Trophy Named After Arenzville Native, Fair Enthusiast

The Illinois State Fair has renamed a trophy in honor of the late Wilbur "Webb" Parlier.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk Says His Visit to MMC More Important Than GOP Rally

Kirk says Memorial offers better stroke care than Chicago-area hospitals

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Dips to 6.8 Percent

The state’s unemployment rate is now down to 6.8 percent.

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Illinois Republicans: We’re Fired Up and Ready to Win

Rauner pledges financial support to candidates statewide

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Fall Sports Season Here; Concussions a Serious Health Threat

Symptoms don't always show up immediately

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Another Night, Another Shooting

Wednesday night shooting leaves one wounded

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Term Limit Fight Returns to Court

Campaign attempts to return to ballot

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PCB Landfill Plan Is Blocked

Concerns about Mahomet Aquifer

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Dems Rally The Troops at State Fair

A refugee from a Monopoly game provided the comic relief Wednesday during a brief Governor's Day program on the Director's Lawn at the Illinois State Fair

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Plans Nixed for Esquire Theater Site

A developer who wanted to turn the site of the old Esquire Theater at South Grand Ave. East and MacArthur Ave. into a strip mall has pulled his plans off the table.

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Springfield Police Seek Tips on Sno Bizz Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for help solving a robbery at a west side shaved ice stand.

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July Home Sales Down Slightly, Up for the Year

Springfield-area home sales dipped slightly in July after flirting with record territory in June.

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Health Professionals: Hopeful Williams’ Death Spurs Conversation

Mental health experts hope the death will spur more open conversation

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Illinois GOP: NRI Still Active and Getting Money

Republican state lawmakers believe the troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative is alive - and still getting millions in state funds.

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Dem Day at the State Fair

Thursday is GOP Day

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Illinois State Museum May Get a New Name

Governor expecting lawmakers to take up the resolution this fall

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Central Illinois Chopper Crash Is Fatal

Paul Reynolds, 47, of Mansfield, is the vitcim

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Top Steer Sets Record; Rauner Buys a Champion

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor placed a winning bid on a champion steer at the Illinois State Fair.

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Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

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Lawmakers are calling for calm and a change in police tactics as the St. Louis suburb continues to be rocked by racially charged clashes.

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

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Google is considering online accounts for children under 13, giving parents control over how the service is used.

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White House wants ‘crash-proof’ cars

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will begin drafting rules to require anti-crash technology in new vehicles.

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Thousands evacuated ahead of California wildfires

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Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

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Advocates urge Supreme Court not to block gay marriage

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Gay marriage supporters want the Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.