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

Parsons Ordered to Liquidate Texas Storage Shed

Judge Thomas Schanzle-Haskins said the contents can be liquidated in Texas and do not have to be shipped to Illinois.


Suspicious Package at IDPH Deemed Harmless

Authorities locked down the building for a couple of hours on Friday while teams tested the package.


Chicago-Area Teacher Suspended After Accidental Gun Discharge

School director Jim Thorne said the instructor, a retired FBI agent he didn't identify, wasn't authorized to have the gun.


Historian to Discuss Lincoln Coffin Photo

A retired historian will donate original notes he took about a photograph of a dead Abraham Lincoln that nobody knew existed until he discovered it.


No More Whole Milk for Most WIC Recipients

There’s a change in the diet, effective this month, for people in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program.


Depending on Who You Talk To, Jobs Outlook is Good, Bad

Employment is a bone of contention in the race for governor. Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says the Quinn Administration is…

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One Business Group Not Taking a Stand on Gov Choice

If you're looking to the state's retail merchants for a recommendation on the governor's race, forget it

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Many Don’t Want Major Logan County Employer to Expand

Viper wants for more waste storage space


NRI Investigation Ratchets Up As Election Nears

Gov. Pat Quinn's program allegedly allocated money inappropriately.


Average Illinois Gas Price Drops; Springfield Bumps

The price of gas is falling, but not as much in Illinois as elsewhere.


Students Display Interviews with Illinois Veterans

The people who run a program that has Illinois middle and high school students record oral histories of veterans are trying to throw off the label of “best kept secret.”


Perkins Pleads Not Guilty in Trimby Murder

The man accused of covering up the murder of a Decatur woman by leaving her in a Rochester shed has pleaded not guilty.

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Flash Index Is Inching Along

Slow growth is still growth, but the University of Illinois Flash index shows the improvement in the state’s economy is…


Republicans Try to Block School Funding Bill

Bill has gone nowhere in House


Viper Mine Has Plans for Elkhart

Expansion of waste facility up before zoning board

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Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

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Library Turf War Continues

Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops


Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg

Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting


Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles


More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.

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U.S.: Ground offensive against ISIS months away in Iraq


Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start a sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State.