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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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Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency

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Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

Oberweis wants seven debates before Nov. 4.

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Many More Data Breaches Discovered

Attorney general: don't be a victim

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Pontiac Cop’s Killer Pleads Guilty

Officer and his canine partner were killed by a drunk driver

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Downtown Springfield Buildings Eye TIF Money

The iconic Myers building in downtown Springfield needs some facade work.

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Obama vows not to fight another ground war in Iraq

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Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.

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N.Y. man charged with trying to help Islamic State

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A 30-year-old man has been charged with trying to provide material support to the militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers.

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Islamic State campaign test Obama’s commitment to allies

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While Americans support the campaign of airstrikes against militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Barbra Streisand’s ‘celebrity’ duets

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The star appears on late-night TV for the first time in 50 years and is joined by some big names to perform a series of duets.

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Children’s respiratory illness spreads to more states

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A serious illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states and it's predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.