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Champaign TV Anchor Only has Months to Live

Popular anchor suffering brain cancer

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

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

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Measure Introduced to Eliminate “Patent Trolls”

Proposed legislation would eliminate on-line scam

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More Eyes on the Police and Their Work?

Dash cams, body cams in the news after Ferguson shooting

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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

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State Officials Commemorate 9/11

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

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Fire Union Goes for Quinn

ISP command group picks Rauner

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$10M Award for Gillespie Schools

Sought $22M in school collapse

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Shutdown Unlikely, Durbin Says

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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