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Alleged Rest Stop Killer Pleads Not Guilty

A man suspected of two summer murders has pleaded not guilty. Terence Doddy has been charged with first-degree murder as…


Decatur Man Acquitted of Attempted Murder

A jury has cleared a man of charges that he tried to kill a Decatur police detective wounded during a raid last year.


Illinois Third Party Candidates Have No Easy Time

Chad Grimm is the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, but he's not campaigning this summer as much as defending his spot on the November ballot.


U.S. Rep. Davis: Diplomacy First in Middle East, Ukraine

During a stop in Springfield Friday for a small business roundtable, the congressman took a minute to answer questions about the news of the day


Prosecutors Respond to Blagojevich Appeal Request

Say Blagojevich's attorneys misread ruling

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Cops Ride For The Fallen

Police from across the state made a stop Thursday in Springfield as part of the Concerns of Police Survivors - COPS - bike ride across Illinois


Rauner Takes Aim at Property Taxes

Local government would raise them by referendum only


Put Down That Phone!

SPD busy writing tickets


Employment Report Looks Good for Illinois

Biggest three-month drop since record-keeping began


Plenty of Room Left for Garbage

Popularity of recycling credited


Rauner: Cut Income Taxes, Raise Sales Tax

Rauner wants the income tax to revert to the 2010 level


Kayakers Rescued from Sangamon River North of Springfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation says a water rescue is underway in the Sangamon River near I-55.


Audit Commission Agrees to Postpone NRI Hearings

Next meeting scheduled just weeks before November elections


“Scourge of Summer” is Plentiful

Moist enough in Illinois this year to attract plenty of mosquitoes, but not the kind which carry West Nile virus yet

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Durbin Wants Air Force Building Named for Dixon

Scott AFB may have a building bearing the late Senator Alan Dixon's Name


Knox County Sheriff Wants Inmates to Have E-Cigs

Inmates hooked on nicotine may get some help


Update: NRI Hearing Postponed

No testimony Wednesday


Sherman Park Improvements Getting Underway

Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter says a new park complex that is getting underway soon will lead to some economic development

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Making headlines this week


A look at the news that made headlines and the stories you might have missed.

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Meat, seafood prices soaring on drought and disease


Get ready for your grocery bill to jump even higher.

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Republicans may try to impeach Obama


A top White House adviser says Republicans may try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.

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White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on border crisis


White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not approve $3.7B in emergency funds to tackle the child migration crisis.

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Creepy porcelain dolls left on California front porches


Police are investigating dolls left on the doorsteps of at least eight families, that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters.