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New Children’s Hospital Director Takes Over June 20th

Vernessa Glover is currently a business manager for the hospital.

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Coast-to-Coast Food Bank Volunteer Stops in Springfield

Jess Kurti is going around the country volunteering at food banks in order to bring awareness to their plight.

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Local Businesspeople: Illinois Is a Tough Place

Selvaggio: Our workers' comp costs are three times Indiana's

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Crimestoppers Opens First Cold Case

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers have put forth the first cold case they're looking for the public's help in solving.

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Sex Offender Sent to Prison for 120 Years

A Champaign County judge has ordered a 120-year prison sentence for a convicted sex offender who repeatedly molested his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter for more than a year.

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Gang Member Put on FBI Most Wanted List

A Chicago-area man suspected of taking part in the killing of a teenager who was beaten and shot before his body was set on fire has been added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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Investigator: Allegations Against Rutherford Unfounded

An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee's allegations of sexual harassment by the one-time gubernatorial hopeful found no evidence of harassment or retaliation.

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2 Amtrak Trains Crash Wednesday

One was on the way to Illinois.

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Appellate Court Reverses Peoria Murder Conviction

An appellate court panel has reversed the murder conviction of a man serving a life sentence for a shooting death in Peoria County.

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IL Unemployment, Jobs Up

The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.

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EIU Pres: Stopgap Money Isn’t Enough

The president of Eastern Illinois University says the $12.5 million the school receives in stopgap state funding won't be enough to get it through the summer.

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Rauner’s Endorsed Changes Are in Pot Bill

$100-200 ticket for up to ten grams possession.

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“Stingray” Limit Passes

Cell simulators would need warrant

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6 days ago

“Labor Day” at the Capitol

Votes follow big rally

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Thousands Rally Against Rauner, For Budget Solution

The unions claim 10,000, while Secretary of State Police estimate 8,000. Either way, the masses flooded the Capitol Wednesday with their message that Governor Bruce Rauner is bad for Illinois.

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21-to-Smoke Bill Passes Senate

Illinois could become third state to raise smoking age to 21

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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Mel Reynolds Reverses, Won’t Plead Guilty

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he no longer wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal tax charges and that he's "sorry for any confusion."

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Illinois Fights U.S. Spy Agency Decision to Stay in St. Louis

Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency elsewhere in St. Louis, rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in a suburban area of southern Illinois.

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Rauner Cool to Idea of $15 Hourly Wage for Home Care Workers

Gov. Bruce Rauner is signaling a cool reception to legislation that raises the base salary for home care workers to $15 an hour.

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Judge Sets Trial Date in Lawsuit Against Duckworth

A judge in southern Illinois has set an Aug. 15 trial date in a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth.

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