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Arrests Made in January Murder

Three suspects nabbed for murder


Political Games Alleged with Student Loans

Davis: Durbin and Callis make it political.


Durbin, Schock react to ISIS

Durbin: We need to help Iraq stand on its own feet. Schock: Example of Obama's failure.


Two Found Dead in Springfield’s Riverside Park

Springfield Park District Police say two people were found dead inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.


IDOT Eliminates 58 “Political” Positions

The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.


Ill. GOP Predicts a Red U.S. Senate

If the predictions of Illinois Republicans hold true, the U.S. Senate will be painted red come next year.


Long-Awaited Rail Project Finally Kicks-off

The project is designed to make freight trains and high speed rail traffic move more efficiently through Springfield

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Police Capture Man in SMTD, West Side Hotel Incident

Several law enforcement agencies are staging off I-72 just east of Veterans Pkwy.


Illinois to get $300 Million in BOA Settlement

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois consumers who believe they were impacted by "shoddy'' mortgages through Bank of America can call her office or the bank for help.


No Ethnic Festival This Year

Maybe another time

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Fair Time in Du Quoin

Now that the fair’s over, it’s time for the fair. Illinois has two state fairs: the Illinois State Fair, which…


One Last Chance for Term Limit Amendment

State Supreme Court must act quickly if November ballot is to include referendum

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Blood Center Opens New Lab, Administrative Center

CICBC unveils its new headquarters

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Durbin Pushing for Safer Rail Tankers

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to enact stricter safety regulations on trains carrying crude oil and ethanol

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Gubernatorial Debates Set; No Springfield Plans

Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November -- but not in the state capital.


More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

Another night, another couple of shootings


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

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab


U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in economic turnaround


With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.

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Fast-food workers plan intensified protests


McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.