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Protest Over GMO Labeling at Sen. Durbin’s Office

A small protest outside U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Chicago office asked for him to vote against a bill which would prevent states from making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory.

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Rauner Vetoes Bill For Better Police, Fire Pensions

Rauner says public -- not city councils -- should decide.

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Springfield Unemployment Down, but “Skills Gap” Remains

4.9% unemployment, but skills gap still a concern.

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Governor Signs Law Forming Springfield High-Speed Rail Commission

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law the formation of a commission that will oversee the transition to the 10th Street Rail Corridor in Springfield.

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Springfield HyVee Evacuated After Small Fire

A small fire evacuated the Springfield HyVee for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Budget Expert Paid $165k Leaves Illinois Without Spending Plan

The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place.

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Medical Episode Sends SUV into Glenwood Intermediate School

The driver is not being charged and suffered from non-life-threatening injuries.

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Union Hopes for New Contract with Mitsubishi

Union officials say they're pursuing contract negotiations with Mitsubishi even though the automaker plans to shut down its plant in Normal.

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Fire at Second City

Offices destroyed, theatre apparently okay

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Mellon, LaHood Square Off in Only Springfield Debate

Debate hosted by the State Journal-Register.

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Farm Progress Show Back in Decatur

In the odd-numbered years, Decatur hosts the Farm Progress Show.

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Schock Attorneys Turn Over Documents

Schock has surrendered more than 10,000 financial records.

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City Needs a New Bank

New regulations requiring the city to transfer all its money from 18 different banks to traditional bank accounts is drawing the ire of the City Council.

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Judge to State: Pay Your Bills

Groups representing developmentally disabled want their money.

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Butler: Weekly House Sessions “Useless”

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) says the Committee of the Whole meetings like Tuesday's are becoming, in his words, "useless" and only stand to get worse.

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Report: 65 U of Illinois Athletes Tested Positive for Banned Substances

That's more than any school year in at least a decade.

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Hundreds Gather to Welcome Veterans Home from Honor Flight

World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans from central and southern Illinois received the trip of a lifetime.

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Salaita Attorney: U of Illinois Destroyed Evidence

When U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber on Aug. 6 denied the university's motion to dismiss Steven Salaita's lawsuit, he also dismissed the evidence claim.

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Locals Want Road Money

Rep. Currie: This is not from general revenue fund

National Headlines

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Millions hit by data hack still don’t know they’re victims

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The U.S. government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago.

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Study: Millennials’ credit scores are in the gutter

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Millennials get plenty of recognition for frugality and their desire to share everything from cars to clothes, but they also have the lowest average credit score of any generation.

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Nearly a quarter of Americans call their jobs ‘meaningless’

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A new poll shows 24 percent of Americans say their jobs do not make a meaningful contribution to the world.

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Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

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At 44-years-old, Kim Davis has been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock.

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Obama has votes to protect Iran nuclear deal

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving the deal.