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Shooting Death Victim’s Brother Charged with Murder

The Sangamon County State's Attorney has charged the older brother of a Springfield teenager shot and killed last week with murder.

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Illinois Corn Crop Deteriorates, Some Areas Could Use Rain

Most of the state’s been getting a break from heavy rain over the past few weeks, but that could be a problem pretty soon.

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Illinois’ Economy Still Steadily Growing

Illinois’ economy is still steadily growing.

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Ill. Senate Taking Up Plan to Spend $5B in Federal Money

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the measure today.

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Northwestern University Given $17.5 Million to Study New HIV Treatment

Northwestern University has been given a $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to invent.

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Clean Jobs Coalition’s Idea to Comply with Federal Mandates: Pass Our Bill

How will Illinois comply with the president’s Clean Power Plan? One group has the answer – pass our bill.

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Florida Healthcare Technology Firm to Hire 300 in Decatur

Convey Health Solutions announced that it will open an office in Decatur and need to hire a mix of permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time workers.

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Outbreak of Mumps Affecting Mostly U of I C-U Campus Students

Sixty people in the Champaign-Urbana have been reported since April as having the mumps -- most of which are from University of Illinois students.

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Weekend Springfield Fires Displace At Least 15

Two fires displaced at least 15 Springfield residents over the weekend.

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Teens Arrested for Shooting

A Springfield teenager is behind bars for what police suspect was a drive-by shooting Sunday night.

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Durbin: Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood

Efforts to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood are misguided, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

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New ISBE Superintendent’s Salary Questioned

Depending on your view, lawmakers are either diligently protecting the public's dimes or they're browbeating the new administration's appointees.

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IDOT: Buckling Up Improves to New High

If you do not buckle up when you're in the car, you're in a small, small group.

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“Mitsubishi Task Force” Formed

Officials have set up a task force to help Mitsubishi Motors employees who will soon lose their jobs and help the company as it tries to find a buyer for the company's only U.S. plant in Normal.

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Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

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Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

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 Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

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Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

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