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Central Illinois Vets Recommend Dog Flu Vaccine

Vets say flu is highly contagious and owners should have their dogs vaccinated.

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Strong Storms Move Though Area, Topple Trees

Strong winds toppled a tree on the grounds of the state Supreme Court building in Downtown Springfield.

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Illinois Residents Honored for Emergency Response

The awards go to volunteers, paramedics and others who respond to emergencies.

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Map Amendment Subject of Lawsuit

A lawsuit could knock the Independent Map amendment off the ballot.

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Crimestoppers Seeks Help Finding Burglary Suspects

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers wants the public's help solving a burglary attempt at a local dollar store last weekend.

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

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Last of 6 Champaign Dismemberment Suspects Arrested

The last of six people wanted in connection with the dismemberment of a Champaign woman has been caught.

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State Fair Hosting Karaoke Contest

WInner "opens" for Little Big Town


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Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Will Be Held After All

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has announced that the Governor's Prayer Breakfast will still take place this spring.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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Prosecutors Dispute Reynolds’ Solitary Claims

Prosecutors are disputing former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds' claim that he can't adequately prepare for trial on misdemeanor federal tax charges from jail and will be forced to change his plea to guilty.

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Family of CPD Officer Indicted in McDonald Shooting Speaks

The family of a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times has spoken about it publicly for the first time since he was charged with murder.

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Energy Interests Want Legislative Attention

The nuclear, coal and renewable-energy industries find themselves vying for the attention of Illinois lawmakers this legislative session.


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Wrong Way Driver Charged with DUI

A Christian County woman is accused of driving drunk and going the wrong way down I-55 near Springfield early Friday morning, causing a car crash.

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Rauner Talks SEIU Protesters, Arbitration at LLCC

Rauner talks about protesters, and whether he will sign or veto HB 580.


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Little Pleads Guilty

Could get 20 years in fatal DUI


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25-Year Sentence in Police Shooting

Paris Sadler, alleged curfew violator


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Body Pulled from the Lake

Medical student Ambrose Monye, 28


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Duckworth on the Defensive

Workplace retaliation suit proceeds

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Police Win Lawsuit

Shot in robbery investigation

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Commencement Speaker: Garland

Nominee to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia


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Sex Traffic Plea

The victim is a minor

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