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A Plea Deal Could Be Coming for Ex-Rep Charged with Child Porn

Lawmaker dropped out of House after computers were seized

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Lincoln Bank Teller Embezzles $2 Million

A former bank teller is facing up to 30 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to embezzlement.

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Taylorville Man Injured in 3 Vehicle Crash

A Taylorville man on a motorcycle was forced into the back of another car after a three-car accident Thursday.

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Parsons Appears in Federal Court; Reveals New Buy/Sell/Trade Business

A man who owes his former employees more than $12 million dollars has appeared in Springfield to answer questions about his assets.

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State NRI Hearings Continue Despite Federal Intervention

A request from the U.S. Department of Justice won’t stop next week’s hearings on the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative

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Fire Damages Downtown Office Building

Fire damaged a largely vacant state office building in downtown Springfield Thursday afternoon. Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin says the…

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Illinois Tourism Up Significantly

Tourism in Illinois totaled 105.7 million visitors last year.

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Gutierrez Urges Obama to Act on Immigration

It's for the kids, he says

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Same-sex Marriage Is Off to a Fast Start

About 5000 couples involved

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Peoria: Carp City?

Up to 40 new jobs possible

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The Farmer and the Drone

This could be reality next year

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IDES Touts On-Line Job Site

IDES says site under-utilized

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Republican Lawmaker Calls for IDOT Federal Hiring Monitor

Quinn has place hiring moratorium on IDOT

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Police Seek 4-5 Young Men in Series of North End Crimes

Police say 4-5 kids could be responsible for a slew of serious crimes on the north end.

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Quinn Signs New Adoptee Information Law

Intended to streamline search process

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Two of “Most Wired” Hospitals in Nation in Central Illinois

The use of technology at patients' bedsides has resulted in a prestigious distinction for two local healthcare facilities

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Scott AFB Is in the Running

Pentagon unit linked to Osama capture could relocate to Illinois

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Some Starved Rock Trails Are Closed

Several tickets issued

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

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U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

A New York Police Officer stands guard inside a cordoned area at the site of a shooting in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York on July 28, 2014.

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.

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U.S says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting.

In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.

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Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region on July 28, 2014.

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.

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Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, California on July 26, 2014.

Fire officials spotted a drone over the Sand Fire and immediately called police to have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision.