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Springfield AT&T Layoffs Total 188

AT&T plans to close the Springfield call center and cut 188 jobs starting August 3.

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Help Wanted: School District Looking for Cable TV Sponsors

School cable channel looking for help from business community

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Quinn Signs Capital Construction Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges.

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Howlett Building Closed Tuesday Due to Fire

Small fire has been put out


Vallas Rips Rauner Budget Proposal

The numbers don't add up, Dem lt gov candidate says


More Good Weather Leads to More Good Crops

81 pct corn, 69 pct soybeans in good to excellent condition.


An Ill Wind at Southwind Park

Wind turbine to be fixed


Will County I-55 Crashes Kill Five

Illinois State Police are reporting five people were killed in accidents involving trucks and autos on Interstate 55 south of Chicago in Will County.


Appellate Court Will Hear Term Limits Appeal

An Illinois appellate court has agreed to hear an expedited appeal of a ruling that banned a question on term limits from the November ballot.

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Human Remains Found in Rochester

An investigation has begun into human remains found over the weekend.


West Nile Not Prevalent This Year… Yet

Illinois’ summer has been, for the most part, too moist and cool for the sort of mosquitoes which carry the West Nile virus.


An Incentive to Hire Construction Trainees

Employ Illinois gives $15 an hour to contractors


More Help Is Available for Domestic Violence Victims

Expansion a 'duh' moment, says Lt. Gov. Simon


Medical Marijuana for Kids Approved

Seizure disorders are in focus


GOP AG Hopeful Would Do Things Differently on Pensions

Paul Schimpf: Part of the new law is indefensible


Illinois Is at Risk for an Earthquake

New report from U. S. Geological Survey


Half-brother Is Charged in Menard County Man’s Death

Both men found in a truck near the Mississippi River.


Cubs Lawsuit: Team Goes After Fake Mascot

The Chicago Cubs are suing over a fake "Billy Cub" mascot character.


Illinois Manufacturers Association Endorses Rauner For Governor

Bruce Rauner gets endorsement of Illinois Manufacturers Association.

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill


Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some


Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill


The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care


The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.