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Report: Sunday Afternoon Shooting

SJ-R: Non-life-threatening injuries

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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Study: Madigan Well Known, but Not Well Regarded

General Assembly has 9 percent approval rating


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Royals reign after beating Mets in World Series

The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets early Monday morning after a 12 inning contest to secure their first World Series championship in 30 years.

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Bill Would Provide Tax Incentives for Employers Who Help with Student Loans

A new graduate's employer can help pay off a student loan. That's already available, but a bill proposed by Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis would make that tax-free for both worker and employer.

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State’s Education Report Card Shows Illinois Students Below Average on ACT’s

Less than 25 percent of students scored high enough in each subject to be considered ready for college classes in all those areas.


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Second Arrest Made in October Murder of Springfield Man

Friday night, Springfield police took 20-year-old Darrion T. Harris into custody for the October 14th shooting death of William Dougherty.


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PHOTOS: 20 celebrities who dress like Halloween all year

Some celebrities dress like every day is one big costume party.

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Naperville Man Called Hero for Pulling People From Van

A 40-year-old Naperville man is being called a hero after helping several members of a family escape from their van after it rolled over and landed upside-down in a pond.

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Woman Gets 1 Year Probation For Abandoning 2 Dogs To Die

Regina Robards also must pay more than $1,000 in court costs. She could have faced three years in prison for her conviction on two counts of aggravated cruelty to a companion animal.


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Illinois Hospitals Part of $250M Medicare Billing Settlement

The nine Illinois hospitals are affiliated with Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. of Downers Grove and Springfield's Memorial Health System.

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Striking East St. Louis Teachers, School Board Approve Deal

District spokeswoman Kelli Hawkins says the hope is for school to resume Monday.

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Butler: Maybe Public Budget Meeting Will Work, Maybe Not

"Get 'em in the room, and let 'em start talking."


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Feds Decline Giving 10th Street Rail Money

"As of right now, the deal is kind of blown apart."


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Downtown “Food Mart” Closing in January

Food Mart was owned and operated over five family generations.


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CWLP’s Bond Rating Improves

CWLP electric bonds are now A, outlook is stable instead of negative.


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Graduation Rates Increase at District 186 High Schools

The overall district rate is now 79 percent.

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UIS Gets Federal Money for Innocence Project

The University of Illinois Springfield is getting $754,000 for its "Illinois Innocence Project."


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Springfield Man Convicted of Child Porn

Marcus B Fifer, 44, was convicted on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.


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Davis, Durbin React to Federal Budget Passage

Rep. Rodney Davis: “This bill, while not perfect, is a good first step,”

President Barack Obama poses for a photo with a jersey given to him by head coach head coach Jill Ellis as he welcomes the U.S Women's National Soccer Team, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington during a ceremony to honor the team and their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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This week’s best sports shots

A look back at some of the biggest plays in sports this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.

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Change your Amazon password now


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years


For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.