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Judge: Sex-Harassment Case Against Rutherford May Proceed

A federal judge has ruled allegations of sexual harassment against former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford can go to trial over the objections of state lawyers.

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EPA: No Chemicals Detected in Air Near Oil Train Fire

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois.

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Palazzolo Proposes City Department Consolidation, “Neighborhood Coordinator”

Springfield mayoral candidate Paul Palazzolo wants to create a new city position if elected he says will help consolidate a number of city departments under one umbrella.

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Davis, Shimkus Support Tax Credits for Food Pantry Donations

You donate money, land, an old car -- and you can write it off on your taxes. A bill in Congress would allow you to also claim a deduction for donating to food banks.

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Pumpkin Pie: Illinois’ State Pie?

Illinois could have an official pie.

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Davis Says Passenger Rail Helped by House-Passed Bill

Congressman Rodney Davis says a bill that passed this week dealing with passenger reform and requiring more transparency for Amtrak will also help rail projects in Springfield.

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

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Madigan Forms School Funding Task Force

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has formed a task force to deal with education funding.  Madigan says the panel on…

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Two Rail Cars Still on Fire in Galena

The number of rail cars on fire in Galena is now two.

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Tips for Submitting Medical Marijuana Application

Selfies aren't necessary for a medical marijuana application.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

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Union Fights Rauner’s “Fair Share” Lawsuit

The lawsuit to stop Governor Bruce Rauner's executive order no longer requiring non-union state employees to pay union dues wasn't the only legal action state labor unions filed Thursday.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best photos in sports.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Spring ahead! Daylight-saving time starts Sunday

Don't forget to spring forward this weekend.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Kid celebrates World Book Day by going to school dressed as Christian Grey

The 11-year-old was sent home from school after he came in a costume modeled after the S&M-loving star of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Grateful Dead plan Jerry Garcia tribute

The surviving members will perform a concert billed as "Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia."

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Making a ‘smart’ swing set

One company is trying to combine high-tech equipment with old-school playground gear.

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Craig Sager returns to the sidelines

The NBA sideline reporter for TNT was back at work last night for the first time in nearly a year.

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Remembering the Selma march, 50 years on

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic march in Selma, Alabama.

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Kid celebrates World Book Day by going to school dressed as Christian Grey

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The 11-year-old was sent home from school after he came in a costume modeled after the S&M-loving star of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Grateful Dead plan Jerry Garcia tribute

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The surviving members will perform a concert billed as "Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia."

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Stallone adapting ‘The Expendables’ for TV

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The "Rambo" star has signed a deal to develop the series, which will unite action stars on a mission to stop a terrorist.