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More Second City Shows Cancelled Following Last Week’s Fire

The Second City comedy theater says last week's fire that destroyed its Chicago offices has forced the cancellation of this week's performances.

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Plenty New at Decatur Farm Progress Show

Crop demonstrations are back after an absence of a couple of years at the show.

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Pros, Cons of Municipal Bankruptcy

Governor's pension proposal studied

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Commerce Secretary, Members of Congress Laud UI Labs

Hultgren, Bustos hope for statewide impact

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Another Call to Override Heroin Veto

Drug treatment expert estimates $58M in savings

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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption

Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

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Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

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Bringing International Business to Springfield

International business was the focus of the monthly Citizens Club discussion.

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Springfield’s Newest Postmaster Takes the Helm

Springfield's 41st postmaster has officially taken his oath of office.

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University of Illinois Fires Football Coach

The university cites preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior.

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Farm Progress Show in Decatur Has Neighbors

Company's coming to the Brix familiy farm near Decatur.

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Don’t Drink the Chicago River Water

High levels of bacteria from human waste at more than a dozen spots along the Chicago River.

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LaHood, Mellon in Second and Final Debate

LaHood, Mellon talk about ACA, Campaign Finance Reform.

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