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Former Glenwood HS Student Arrested for Twitter Threat

A non-specific Twitter threat sent Chatham Police and Glenwood High School staff into action Wednesday.

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Police Seek Tips on East Side Arson

Springfield Police are looking for help finding those responsible for a couple of arson incidents on the city's east side.

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Polls Show Narrowing Governor’s Race

One poll has Quinn leading

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Illinois Farm Deaths Are on the Rise

Drought credited with previous year's low

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CWLP Mulls $12 Monthly Increase for Residential Electric Customers

Customer charges would go up, but electricity rates would go down in 2015.

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Southeast Student Faces Weapons Charges as Juvenile

A student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to school on Friday has been charged as a juvenile.

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Competing Springfield Outlet Mall Proprietors Join Forces

Two competing interests both looking to build outlet malls have reportedly joined forces.

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North Mac Intermediate School Closed Again Wednesday

The district recreated the carbon monoxide leak that sent nearly 150 people to area hospitals

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Rauner: Medical Marijuana Program “Ripe for Corruption”

Bruce Rauner wants the application process changed for companies vying for dispensary and cultivator licenses.

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New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

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JCAR Wants More Time to Consider Fracking Rules

A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

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UIUC Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Professor

Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.

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Belleville “Needles in Meat” Man Again Seeking Bond

A Metro East man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps'' wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

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Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

He's not involved, spokesman says

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Enough Rain Already, State Corn Farmers Could Say

It's too late to do anything for corn except delay harvest

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Deal with 186 Teachers in Reach

Springfield School District teachers have struck a tentative deal on a one-year contract

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Slottag Seeks Ward 8 Seat; Theilen Alleges Political Meddling

A familiar name is running for Springfield City Council.

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Rauner: Quinn Needs Patronage

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wants everyone hired under patronage rules at the Illinois Department of Transportation, but given non-patronage, work to be fired.

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Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

The owner of Springfield's Bel-Aire motel likely died of natural causes.

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Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.

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Congress vote on campaign against ISIS could lag to 2015

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Congress may not vote until next year on authorizing air strikes against Islamic State militants, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.

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Secret Service director faces grilling over security breaches

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Republicans and Democrats alike say they want Julia Pierson to explain how she plans to change the agency's culture and procedures.

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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

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President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to deepen their countries' strategic partnership.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fan tackled on field

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An Ohio State fan tried to rush the field in the middle of Saturday's game, but he wasn't counting on a quick-thinking coach.

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CDC probing cases of virus-related paralysis in children

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Health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children who developed paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus.