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Kyle Day Accident

Illinois Man Killed Running Across I94 in Minneapolis

28 year old Kyle Day was from Springfield.


Kirk Sponsors Bill That Sets Data Breach Notification Standards

Mark Kirk says his bill would override state standards and set a federal standard.

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Rauner Wants to Steal Business Back to Illinois

The Governor says Illinois has to become more attractive to business first.


Kirk Signs Letter to Iran

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was among the 47 Senate Republicans who signed a controversial letter to the leaders of Iran.


Universities to Feel Budget Ax

College presidents want more money, not less.


Mayor Houston Gives “Key” to “Cobra Commander”

Mayor Houston gives the enemy a key to the city?

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New State Troopers On Duty

37 people graduated from the State Police Academy today.


Another Chance to Sign Up for Health Insurance

The State of Illinois says if you were surprised by the tax penalty you were hit with if you are uninsured, you will get one more chance to sign up.

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Illinios Attorney General Files Brief in Supreme Court Gay Marriage Debate

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a "friend-of-the-court brief" related to the Supreme Court's review of anti-same-sex marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

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Next Up for Budget Cuts: Park District Projects

Park district projects could fall thanks to Governor Rauner's budget cuts.

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“Ebertfest” Lineup Announced

The lineup for Champaign's "Ebertfest" has been announced.


Yet More Controversy for Rep. Aaron Schock

Business dealings between Schock, campaign contributors.

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Plans Progress for Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

There are some plans that can be confirmed, some inconveniences, and a rumor.


Shots Fired Call Thursday Morning in Springfield

Another shooting-related incident Thursday in Springfield.


Unemployment Drops in Illinois

Unemployment drops again.

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Public Universities Concerned Over Budget Cuts

Public universities concerned over the budget ax.

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Autism Group Wants State Funding Restored

The Autism Program in Illinois could lose millions.


Police Want Help in Solving Weekend Shooting

CrimeStoppers wants your help.


Historic Rehab Helps State

An Illinois Historic Preservation Agency effort to help private developers and others qualify for federal tax credits to rehab historic buildings is meaning big money for the state economy.

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Another Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Filed

The second lawsuit has been filed claiming Illinois didn’t follow its own rules when issuing medical marijuana cultivation permit.  White…

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.