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Travel Advisory…Heavy Rains Close Some Roads

Heavy rains close some roads in Springfield


The Sniping Continues

Vallas wants Rauner to come clean; Rauner accuses Quinn campaign of throwing up distractions


State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody


Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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.

Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

Proposal would base funding on need, not student population


Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.


Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.

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County May Settle with “Klutzo” Family

Amon Paul Carlock died after struggle with jailers


Sen. Kirk Makes the Case for the Export-Import Bank

Resists calls from other Republicans to scrap it


Another Good Week for Illinois Crops

Many soybean farmers could use another rain or two


Gill: School Bells Rang and the First Day in Springfield Ran Smoothly

By most accounts, another school year in Springfield got underway without major problems


U.S. Sen. Kirk Worries About MO National Guard Deployment

Diversity in the police force may help Illinois cities avoid violent protests like those happening in a St. Louis suburb, according to U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).


Human Remains Found in Rochester Identified

Circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death continue


West Chicago Man Dies in I-55 Accident Near Atlanta

A 30 year old suburban Chicago man is dead following a single-car crash about a half hour north of Springfield.


Your Garden Bounty Doesn’t Need to Go to Waste

New study puts a face on area hunger


Schnucks Reaches Potential Settlement in 2012/2013 Security Breach

A tentative settlement has been reached between Schnucks and credit or debit card users that may have been affected by a months-long security breach.

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Advice for Activists and Local Governments

If you’re interested in your local government, a group that helps people like you has some advice

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Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown


Despite many signs of economic recovery, Americans are more worried than they were right after the Great Recession.

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U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent in second quarter


After a bleak start to the year, the economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter.

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Search efforts to resume for missing National Guard pilot


Rescuers have resumed searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote area of western Virginia.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Friends’ reunion


WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel wrote some "Friends" fan fiction and got Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in on the act.

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FBI investigating reports of cyber attacks on banks


Hackers may have have carried out cyber attacks against JPMorgan Chase and another unnamed U.S. banks in mid-August.