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Blagojevich Attorney, Family, Disappointed in Appellate Ruling

Len Goodman blasted the ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming it ignored problems in the original trial.

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Experts: Blagojevich Could Get Reduced Sentence, Based on Jury Confusion

Lower sentence possible, as is a comeback, for Blagojevich.

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Prosecutors Mum on Next Step in Blagojevich Case

Prosecutors wont' say what their plans are after an appeals court overturned some corruption convictions against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Some of Blagojevich Corruption Convictions Overturned

Blagojevich argued he'd merely engaged in legal, run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.

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Man Accused of Hitting Pedestrian with Truck After Fight

Two people are injured and one person faces charges.

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Springfield Police Investigate Two Shootings

Springfield Police are continuing to investigate two more shootings.

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Rauner Meets Press; Gives Same Budget Message

Rauner still wants negotiation on budget and Turnaround Agenda.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Enjoy Lincoln Museum and a Cup of Tea

The library says it will present a "World's Fair Tea" on August first.

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Heavy Rains Hold Back Crop Progress

Only about half the crop is in good or excellent condition

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No More Mandatory Life for Juveniles

State law follows U.S. Supreme Court ruling

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District 186 Remains Concerned About State Aid Payments

With the exception of one area, the Springfield Public School District has all the money owed to it in the last fiscal year.

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National Guard: Donation Calls Are a Scam

The Illinois National Guard may be the target of a scam.

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Sherman Police Chief Taking Part in Special Olympics World Games

Sherman's police chief and Director of Illinois' Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics gets one more chance to run with the torch this year.

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Lawmakers: Rejecting Iran Nuke Deal Bad Idea

Rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement would bring some severe consequences, according to supporters of the deal.

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State, Federal Officials Tour Flooded Farms

They're from the government, and they're here to help.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

Rauner to Lawmakers: Stop Listening to Madigan, Start Listening to Voters

"It's important government continues to function," Rauner says.

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Changes to Concealed-Carry Law

A new law took effect this month clarifying some items considered vague in Illinois' concealed-carry law.

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Group Publishes Report on Bullying By Sexual Orientation

Illinois is making progress on stamping out school bullying based on sexual orientation, according to a national advocacy group.

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U of I Pres. Favors Online Courses, But Favors On-Campus Courses More

Timothy L. Killeen says the college campus should not be seen as an anachronism.

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Kirk Admits Gun Measure Will Face a Fight

Tough to go up against NRA, he says

National Headlines

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

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The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

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The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

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The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

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The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.