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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.

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Quinn v Rauner on Minimum Wage

Both candidates for governor say they support raising the state’s minimum wage—but under different circumstances

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Durbin Says President Should Take Unilateral Action on Immigration Reform

Durbin is encouraging the president to unilaterally deal with issues surrounding the unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. border

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State Will Stop Charging Retirees Premiums

Local ruling is in line with state Supreme Court

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Flooding Thursday

Some power is still out, says CWLP

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Immigration Reform Advocates Rally in Springfield

Organizers of a Springfield rally Thursday say they will continue their fight

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Denies Connection to Intimidation by Private Investigators

Bruce Rauner says he had nothing to do with armed investigators coming up to people who signed nominating petitions for the Libertarian Party.

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Downtown Festivals Could Get a Tune-Up

DSI: We don't just put on festivals

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Kidzeum Fundraising Efforts “On Track”

Long-awaited museum could open next year

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Galesburg Teachers End Strike

Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.

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Meth Lab Found in Hillsboro Church

Small fire starts as cops dismantle lab

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Stating Their Case, but Not Face to Face

Bloomington is the farthest south the two pairs could get until Election Day

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Illinois Supremes Back “Home”

Illinois Supreme Court Building rehab completed

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Veteran Walks for Others

He doesn't carry physical scars from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but the wounds are still there

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

Judge Threatens Jeff Parsons With Criminal Contempt

A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.

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Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.

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Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.

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GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

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General Motors will pay compensation for 19 deaths, more than the 13 the automaker previously admitted were caused by the recalled part.

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Apple receives record orders for new iPhone

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Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

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U.S. to help train people to spot potential violent extremists

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The U.S. government launched a program to stop radicalized young people joining extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

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The push to raise the minimum wage has largely found success in liberal-leaning states, but could make headway in the conservative heartland.

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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive tomorrow

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The President is expected to detail a plan to boost America's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak.