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Mumps Hits Another Campus

Northern Illinois University joins Eastern, UIUC.

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

Featuring: Donald Trump
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 03 Sep 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

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“Trump’s a Goof,” Says Former IL GOP Head

Pat Brady predicts Trump will be long gone from the race by Illinois primary day


Police Union to Rauner: Budget Now

Public pressure from FOP


Police Investigate East Side Shots Fired Call

Police are investigating a late afternoon shooting on Springfield's east side.

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Town and Country Bank to Merge with Premier Bank of Jacksonville

Two locally-owned and operated banks are merging, and while executives say they will get bigger, they won't get too big.

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Ground Broken on “Villas at Vinegar Hill”

Ground has been broken on the Springfield Housing Authority's new "Villas at Vinegar Hill" senior housing complex.


McMenamin Pleased With Union Contracts Having Residency Clauses

The Springfield City Council will soon act on collective bargaining agreements reached with several of the city's labor unions.


Madigan Wants Answers from Volkswagen

The Illinois Attorney General's office has issued a subpoena to Volkswagen over its manipulation of emissions tests.

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Illinois Praised for Jobs Tied to Historic Projects

A new report says Illinois is leading the nation in creating jobs through historic preservation.


Caterpillar Announces Yet More Layoffs

Caterpillar says it is indefinitely laying off 230 workers at its plant in East Peoria.


Investigator: Fox Lake Officer Was Killed With Service Weapon

The lead investigator on the case of the Fox Lake police officer found shot dead has confirmed that the police lieutenant was shot with his own weapon.


Contract Accord at Deere

Awaits UAW vote.

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Madigan Fights Domestic Abuse

Midwest conference going on in Illinois.


Final Four for Auditor General

Two are state lawmakers


Durbin: 21 to Smoke

A bad decision to start, he says

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Fair Share Is Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

SEIU: This is an Illinois Policy Institute presentation. IPI: No, it's not.

Illinois State Museum

Illinois State Museum Officially Closed — What’s Next?

For State Senator Andy Manar, that's a good question he can't necessarily answer.

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The Great Hunter Lake Debate Continues

Residents continue to speak out about the council's commitment to build Hunter Lake as a secondary water source.

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Month-Long Road Closure on 9th Street Starts Thursday

9th between Converse and Black Avenue will be closed so that Union Pacific can do some work on the railroad bridge.

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Featuring: Cheap Trick,Robin Zander,Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson,Bun E. Carlos
Where: Malibu, California, United States
When: 10 May 2014
Credit: SIPA/WENN.com

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