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5-15-15 National Guard Deployment

Guard Deployment About Poland, Support, Family

Five members of the Illinois Army National Guard's Bilateral Embedded Staff Team are deploying to Afghanistan.

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Sangamon Co. Looking to Fill Board, County Auditor Positions

There are two vacancies in Sangamon County government -- applications are being accepted for them until next Friday, May 22.

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Police Looking for Help Solving Recent Murder

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers says a man was shot and killed in the Capitol City Lodge parking lot at Brown and Martin Luther King Dr. late this past Saturday night.

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IDOT: Rough Roads Ahead

Multi-year plan unveiled

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Lawmakers Promote Illinois Coal

Rep Bradley: Illinois' footprint could shrink

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St. John’s, SIU Partner on NICU, Women’s Health Care Expansion

What some say has been a rocky relationship recently between Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine and St. John's Hospital in Springfield is a little bit better.

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Illinois “Right to Work” Legislation Shot Down

Democrats in a heated debate said the proposal would adversely affect middle class families.

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Audit: $321k Paid for Services to Dead or Incarcerated People

A report from the state auditor's office has found more than $321,000 was paid for services to dead people through a program in the Illinois Department of Aging.

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IDPH: New Medical Marijuana Conditions Aren’t Approved Yet

Eager Illinois marijuana patients are jumping the gun by submitting applications for diseases that haven't yet been officially approved

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City Council Hears About Potential Student Housing Development

A developer of off-campus student housing throughout Iowa and elsewhere in Illinois, among other places, wants to do so here.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Rauner: Some of My Ideas Are Off the Table, Pensions Still Unclear

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he plans several simultaneous pension strategies, now that he knows it's difficult to predict what the Illinois Supreme Court will do.

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Amtrak Makes Case for Continued State Funding

State support for Amtrak would go down by more than one-third, under the governor's proposed budget.

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Peoria Cathedral to Get Remodel

$2.3 million of work has started on Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

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Peoria to Begin Using Parking App

Need to pay for parking in Peoria? There's an app for that.

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Special Olympics, IHSA Partner for Bass Fishing Tournament

Another state high school athletic tournament is this weekend, but this one will involve the Special Olympics.

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Center for Wrongful Convictions Wants New DNA Testing in 1977 Peoria Murder

Johnnie Lee Savory spent 30 years in prison for the 1977 deaths, and was pardoned in 2011 by then-Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

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Hobbie to City Council: Go With Hunter Lake

Outgoing City Water Light and Power head Eric Hobbie is urging the new Springfield City Council to move forward with building up Hunter Lake so it can be a secondary water supply for the city.

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Advances for AMBER Alert

It's helped find 42 kids in 13 years

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More Pension Ideas Are Afloat

House Dems: Guv's ideas won't fly

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Rauner Endorses LaHood in 18th District Congressional Race

Rauner says LaHood favors "limited government, low taxes, individual liberties (and) personal responsibility.''

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’

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Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

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The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.