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Five Sent to Springfield Hospitals for Weekend Stab Wounds

Springfield Police say they're investigating two sets of stabbings that appeared to be beef between two rival gangs.


UIS Uses Crowdfunding to Kick Start Hepatitis C Research

Professors at the University of Illinois Springfield don’t want research to slow down because of the state budget impasse


Illinois Students of For-Profit Schools to Get Debt Relief

About 2,700 Illinois students of for-profit schools will receive about $3 million in debt relief

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Progress on Obama Library

What will it look like? Who will design it?

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Reaction to Class Action Tobacco Case in Illinois Supreme Court

"Light" and "low tar" cigarettes were marketed as less dangerous


UI Study: Diet Pop Strategy Backfires

Dieters may feel like pigging out, since they're drinking diet pop

Ag Drone

SIU Ag Students Learn about Drones

They're here to stay

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Lobbying Is Big Business in Illinois

ICPR: It comes with a new administration


Congressman Bypasses Colleague in Endorsement

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis picks Andrea Zopp for Senate

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Construction of Carbondale Solar-Energy Field Stalled

A solar-powered energy station in Carbondale is on hold while the developer waits on potential state help.

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Durbin For Closure of GITMO but Wants to See Why President Would Use Executive Order

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin supports closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, but wants to see the legal rationale for President Obama doing so without going through Congress.

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Madigan Can’t Attend Budget Summit, Rauner Postpones It

Meeting postponed until December 1; Madigan to attend a family funeral this week.

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Dunkin Unapologetic About Serving Constituents

Dunkin could find himself a pariah in the House Democratic caucus, as his decision not to cast votes on two social service bills Democrats found crucial this week kept those bills from passing the House.

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Illinois Department of Insurance Discloses Privacy Breach

The Illinois Department of Insurance disclosed the privacy breach Friday in a news release.

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Rauner Proposes Open, Then Closed, Budget Negotiation

The Republican says the media should then be shown the door "so we can continue with constructive negotiations in private."

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Illinois Innocence Project Begins “Latino Innocence Initiative”

Latinos will be the focus of a special look at wrongful convictions.

Pot Bust 1

377 lbs. of Marijuana Found in Semi Truck

Driver from Texas in custody.


Durbin Criticizes Trump’s Springfield Visit

Durbin talks immigration and Trump's Springfield appearance.


Medical Marijuana Sales: $211,000

$211,000 worth of medical marijuana sold in the first week in Illinois.


Clinton Landfill Won’t Accept Certain Types of Chemical Waste

Clinton Landfill Inc. had agreed to a consent decree prohibiting the landfill from taking waste such as toxic PCBs.

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways


Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill for a two- to three-week sprint to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.

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Senators call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq


Two senior U.S. senators called for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.

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World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris


More than 150 world leaders arrived at United Nations climate change talks in Paris armed with promises and accompanied by high expectations as they look to hold back the Earth's rising temperatures.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 30


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.