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Lawsuit Filed Over 2014 CO Leak at North Mac

Lawsuit has been filed against North Mac and contractors.

9-14-15 Mayor Microloans Announcement

City Announces “Microloan” Program for Small Businesses

Aa microloan program for small businesses that might not otherwise be eligible for loans due to credit and other problems.


REO Speedwagon’s Richrath Dies, Illinois Mourns

A leader of Downstate Illinois' favorite rock and roll band, REO Speedwagon, has passed away.


More Springfield Traffic Signals Taken Offline

The city of Springfield is taking some more traffic signals offline.


Two More Die in Quincy Legionnaires’ Outbreak

That increases the number of recent deaths from the water-borne illness in Quincy to 12.

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5th Street Downtown Detoured Monday due to Water Main Break

It's unclear what caused the major break.

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Christian County Authorities Looking for Escapee

Gregory Hays, 21, of Tower Hill was being arrested on a domestic battery charge when he allegedly escaped


Durbin Wants Highway Bill Passed; Davis Wants Better

Sen. Dick Durbin says passing a long-tern federal transportation funding bill is job one.


Springfield Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Cory Small, 35, allegedly implied he had a gun and demanded money and cigarettes from the cashier.


Lawsuit Climate Study Is “Bogus,” Say Trial Lawyers

Study skewed, group says, to paint Illinois as plaintiffs' paradise


Pawn Shop Law: Unintended Consequences?

It could fuel illegal gun trafficking


Look Out, Hillary Clinton

Sanders is getting attention

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Study: Illinois Infrastructure Gasps for Survival

Third big problem for Illinois; budget and pensions are the other two


Lawmaker: Reinstate Death Penalty

Mass / serial killers, cop killers would qualify


U of I Veterinary College Promises Changes After Cow Deaths

Five cows developed complications after surgery. One died and the other four were euthanized.

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Lawmakers Hear About False Claims Against Illinois Businesses

Two business owners and the head of the state Department of Revenue were before an Illinois Senate committee to tell their stories.


SNAP Recipients, Grocers Complain About Payment Schedule

SNAP recipients say it's sometimes difficult to find fresh fruits, vegetables and meat in the last two weeks of each month.

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Official: Northern Illinois Officer was Struck by Two Bullets

The official says the fatal shot was fired from above the vest in a downward direction.

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Illinois Trial Lawyers Take Issue with Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda”

The state's trial lawyers are responding to Thursday's news that Illinois is third-worst in the nation when it comes to civil courts' friendliness to business.

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Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Restore Death Penalty

Senator Bill Haine says the shooting of a Fox Lake police officer and the Charleston church shooting motivated him to sponsor a bill.

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