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Red Cross Starts “RapidPass” Program

The American Red Cross says it's making it easier for people to donate blood, by giving you the chance to do some of the prep work ahead of time.

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Pick Made for Vacant Sangamon County Board Seat

Pending board approval, Annette Fulgenzi will represent District 17.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Hastert Attorney: Media Has Complicated Case

Attorney Thomas Green tells a federal judge in Chicago the allegations of past sexual misconduct are "an 800 pound gorilla."

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Quincy Hit with Severe Weather

Residents warned to stay inside

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Caught in the Act?

One side of the story: a robber interrupted a prostitute and her client

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USDA Welcomes Hot Forecast

Corn, soybeans below average

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Roomful Agrees: Don’t Close the State Museum

Closure would save $4.8 million per year

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Police Look for Suspects in Downtown Gun Battle

Springfield Police are looking for two or more people engaged in a rolling shootout downtown early Monday morning.

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“Downtown Bacon Throwdown” Sizzles

What was described as a shift away from the more-traditional "Taste of Downtown" of years past seems to have worked in its first year.

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Madigan Files Supreme Court Appeal in State Employee Pay

Could resolve conflicting court orders about whether state employees can be paid during the budget impasse.

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6,800 State Workers to Get Paid On Time

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says her office has completed processing paychecks due Wednesday and 6,800 employees will be paid on time.

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Owner of Springfield Medical Cannabis Dispensary Preparing for Open

Chris Stone plans on opening up "Healthsource" across from the downtown Hilton hotel.

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Severe Weather Expected Later Monday

Heat first, storms later. That's according to the National Weather Service.

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The Heat is On!

Heat indices are poised to reach triple digits.

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Albion Company Begins Growing Medical Marijuana

Ataraxia will make oils, edible products, and creams, along with pot for smoking and vaporizing.

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The Importance of Third Grade

All-day kindergarten is not the only remedy, says Meeks

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Kirk, Durbin Agree: No Short Term Fix

Federal Highway Trust Fund

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Love for Old Theatres

Elmhurst's York hosts memorabilia

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Bourne Disappointed

Says Republicans have little say in budget talks

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Speak Up for the Museum

Closure would save almost $5 million

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