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2014 Good for Tourism in Illinois

Illinois saw record numbers for visitors and hotel-motel receipts.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Rauner Not Worried About Getting Budget Deal Passed

The Governor expects a deal can be reached before the end of the Spring session.

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SIU Engineering Professor Charged in Fight with Student

Weston remains on unpaid leave and barred from campus.

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Illinois State Police Get FAA Approval for Drone Use

ISP says drone use to photograph major traffic accidents will clear roadways more quickly and insist drones are not for surveillance.

Law Talk

Man Gets 20-Year Sentence in Springfield Stabbing Death

James Eudy sentenced for 2009 stabbing death of Erick Huckaby Jr.

Budget Cuts

Cancer Screening Program Advocates Appeal to Lawmakers not to Cut Program

Illinois Breast and Cervical Screening Program is facing budget cuts of $10 million.

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Funnel Clouds Over Sangamon County? Yes, But Don’t Worry.

The National Weather Service issued a special statement warning of funnel clouds.

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Springfield Park Board Releases Details on Police Chief Misconduct

Destruction of evidence, failure to complete entire shifts and failure to cooperate with park district administration -- just to name a few.

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Langfelder Announces Appointments, Familiar Faces in the Mix

Several new, but several old faces will be present in city government.

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Senate Committee Advances Measure to Prevent PCBs at Mahomet Aquifer

An Illinois Senate committee has approved a measure that would give added protection to Clinton's Mahomet Aquifer.

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Ill. Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Law

Back to square one for governor, General Assembly

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Kirk: Iran Review Bill Is Incomplete

Iran is unusually hostile, he says.

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A Singular Commencement at ISU

Grad will honor an in-law, an Iraq War veteran who is graduating

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Girard County Market Lost in Fire

Fire departments from multiple communities were on the scene of a fire that has all but destroyed a grocery store in Girard.

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Speaker Madigan Schedules Right to Work Vote

House Speaker Mike Madigan says he's scheduling a vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to allow employees to opt out of unions.

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Hundreds Gather to Remember Fallen Police Officers

Oak Forest police officer James Morrissy left behind a legacy -- a "blueprint" for how the job should be done.

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield and Illinois Get “F” for Air Quality

Springfield was graded "F" for air quality -- and so was all of Illinois.

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Man Charged with Death of SIUE Student

Michael Gordon is being held at the St. Louis County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

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U of I Wants Credit Rating Separate from State

U of I Financial Head Wants "Decoupling" of Credit Ratings

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Retiring U of I President Gets Another Bonus

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has agreed to give the college's outgoing president a big performance bonus.

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Colbie Caillat performing as part of the Star 94 Jingle Jam 2013 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Atlanta.

Colbie Caillat celebrated her 30th birthday with an engaged to her musician boyfriend.

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