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Body Camera Use Concerns Illinois Police Officers

Law enforcement officials in Illinois are asking lawmakers to come up with a state law governing the use of body cameras.


Knights in Shining Armor to do Battle in Springfield

You may hear some accents from around the world as you are out and about this weekend. Contestants from Belarus,…


Quinn, Rauner Continue Courting Black Voters

Both candidates for governor are pulling out all the stops to court African-American voters.


Curtin Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged $700k Embezzlement

The former head of St. John's Children's Hospital has pleaded not guilty to embezzling more than $700,000 from the institution over six years.

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Commission Says ‘Sweepstakes’ Machines Are a Racket

Old-time Outfit move, says Chicago Crime Commission

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Higher Wages Would Mean Less Hunger, Activists Say

1 in 7 Illinois families regularly get help from food banks


Rauner: I’d Work with Congress on Immigration

Current system doesn't work, he says


Ebola Screening at O’Hare Underway

Another step in to air travel in place


Some Health Professionals Say Not Enough Ebola Information Provided

State's top medical official says state ready to react to Ebola


Improving Real Estate Market = Loss of Jobs

Declining foreclosures means some in the mortgage industry are joining the unemployment line


State Establishes Ebola Hotline

Illinois' top health official says state is well-prepared for Ebola


Springfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Sangamon County authorities have charged a 20-year-old Springfield man in the stabbing of his stepfather.


Decatur Man Steals $20 from Grandmother, Charged

Police have arrested a 23-year-old Decatur man who they say broke into his grandmother's home and stole a $20 bill.


Northeast Side Flooding Topic at Public Meeting

Residents of Springfield's Northeast Side got a chance to hear from city and U.S. EPA officials about what's to be done about perennial northeast side sewer problems.

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Crime Victims’ Rights to Get Attention on Ballot

Notification to victims of release of offender could be required


City Wants to Pay Attorney $190/Hour to Defend Officer, Attorney on City Retainer

Aldermen may bring in outside counsel to defend itself in court


Lanphier Students Sent to Hospital Following Bus Crash

Five Lanphier High School students were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after the bus they were on was rear ended by a van.


Firm Recommends Outsourcing City Inspector General Functions

Should the city of Springfield have an inspector general?

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting


Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles


More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.

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U.S.: Ground offensive against ISIS months away in Iraq


Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start a sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State.