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State Will Stop Charging Retirees Premiums

Local ruling is in line with state Supreme Court


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


Kidzeum Fundraising Efforts “On Track”

Long-awaited museum could open next year


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.


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.


Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.


Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

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


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


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


Pontiac Cop’s Killer Pleads Guilty

Officer and his canine partner were killed by a drunk driver


Downtown Springfield Buildings Eye TIF Money

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

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Springfield Parks to Try Smoke-Free Zones

Smoke-free zones at Springfield Parks being established

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week


A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington


Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘The Voice’ vs. Jimmy Fallon


Jimmy Fallon is back with another lip sync battle, but this time he faces off against two of music's biggest names.

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers


Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush put on FBI wanted list


A week-long manhunt continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, who was added to the FBI's "most wanted" list.