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Abused Women in Central Illinois Have Several Agencies Willing to Help

Whether domestic violence is “trending” on social media or not, it’s going to hurt long after Ray Rice is forgotten

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Champaign TV Anchor Only has Months to Live

Popular anchor suffering brain cancer


Durbin: GOP to Blame for the Death of Campaign Finance Reform

A proposed amendment to the U.S.. Constitution on campaign financing has stalled


Measure Introduced to Eliminate “Patent Trolls”

Proposed legislation would eliminate on-line scam


More Eyes on the Police and Their Work?

Dash cams, body cams in the news after Ferguson shooting


Corn, Soybean Yield Projections Far Exceed Last Year’s Totals

A revised forecast published Thursday anticipates even more corn and soybeans in Illinois.

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Chatham Students Mark 9-11

The younger generation remembers the gut-wrenching day

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Heating Assistance Program Again Accepting Applications

Popular program returns on first-come, first served basis


State Officials Commemorate 9/11

Thirteen years after the 2001 terrorist attacks, Gov. Pat Quinn says those who lost their lives are not forgotten.


Fire Union Goes for Quinn

ISP command group picks Rauner


$10M Award for Gillespie Schools

Sought $22M in school collapse


Shutdown Unlikely, Durbin Says

Kirk: Don't expect any action until after the election


Tax and Budget Center: Rauner’s Numbers Don’t Work

Martire can't find more than $700M to offset $8B in cuts

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Oil Spill Cleanup Nearing End

Heavy rains keeping spill from becoming worse


City Wants to Purchase 40 Police Cars, Fire Engine, Street Sweeper

The City of Springfield wants to purchase 40 new police cars, a new fire engine, a street sweeper and a bevy of public works tools.


Illinois Officials Keeping Medical Pot Under Wraps

It's unclear if state officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois.


Police Seek Tips on Gabatoni’s Armed Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for four men they say robbed a man behind Gabatoni's on Laurel.


Durbin Previews Tonight’s Speech

Don't expect ground troops, he says

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U.S. manufacturing jobs data best since ’12


Employment in America's manufacturing sector grew at its best pace since March 2012, a new report says.

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White House moves to deal with child migration issue


Refugee processing centers in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will try to deter unaccompanied minors from crossing the border on their own.

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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.


A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in America.

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California is first state to ban plastic grocery bags


Single-use plastic bags will disappear from California grocery stores under a first-in-the-nation state law.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jeff Goldblum’s bizarre ad


The "Jurassic Park" actor shows you the benefits of mood lighting, wearing nothing but tiny swim trunks and a bad wig.