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Monday in Election 2014, Local

School Mergers Fail, Citizens Efficiency Commission to Continue

The proposed merger of the PORTA and AC-Central school districts will not go forward.

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Monday in Election 2014, Local

Barr Wins GOP Sangamon Co. Sheriff’s Race

Campbell says he has no regrets

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Monday in Local

Council: Proposal to Out-Source Vehicle Parts Supply Needs More Study

A contract to out-source the supply of parts needed to keep the city's vehicle fleet on the streets was sent back to committee Tuesday night

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Monday in Local

UIUC “Ready to Respond”

U of I first certified campus in the state for emergency response plans

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Monday in Election 2014, Local

Area Lawmakers Prepping for Governor’s Budget Address

The governor, facing light opposition in Tuesday's Democratic primary, is preparing his budget message, scheduled for March 26.

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Monday in Music, Entertainment

Rolling Stones call off tour after L’Wren Scott death

The fashion designer and longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger was found dead of an apparent suicide.

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Monday in Local

DeRyke Pleads Guilty to Murder of Willow Long

Justin DeRyke has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his neice, 7-year old Willow Long.

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Monday in Music

Recording industry optimistic despite revenue fall

Music industry insiders say they are optimistic about growth despite declining sales figures.

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Monday in National

Helicopter crashes near Seattle Space Needle; 2 dead

Two people are dead after a TV news helicopter crashes and burns near the Seattle landmark.

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Monday in Local

183rd May Take On a New Mission

A new mission for the 183rd Fighter Wing may be on the horizon

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Monday in Sports

Phil Jackson returns to the Knicks

Phil Jackson has returned to the New York Knicks as their team president.

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Monday in Local

MacArthur Boulevard Reduced for HyVee Work

MacArthur Boulevard is reduced while construction ramps up on Springfield's new HyVee.

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Monday in National, World

Plane search spans Asia, shows little progress

An international land and sea search for a missing Malaysian jetliner now covers an area the size of Australia.

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Monday in Music, Entertainment

20 photos of Adam Levine on his 35th birthday

The lead singer of Maroon 5 and judge on "The Voice" turns 35. Let's celebrate with 20 of our favorite photos.

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Monday in Lifestyle

Walmart to buy back used video games

Walmart will allow shoppers to trade in used games for anything from groceries to gadgets.

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Monday in Viral Videos

What the dog does when he’s home alone

We've always assumed dogs do this when we leave the house, but now we've got proof!

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Monday in Sports

A’s pitcher Parker to miss entire season

Jarrod Parker, who was favored to be the Oakland Athletics' Opening Day starter, will undergo elbow surgery and miss the season.

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Monday in Sports

Mr. T gets Hall of Fame nod

The wrestler and actor is being honored for helping to launch the WrestleMania franchise three decades ago.

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Monday in Entertainment

Brittany Murphy’s final film gets release date

The actress' last film finally gets a release date, four years after her death.

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Monday in National, World

Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian

The Russian president, defying protests and Western sanctions, says Russia will move forward to annex the Crimean region.

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