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Security Breach at Bradley University

Bradley University in Peoria is the subject of a potential computer breach.

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Lincoln Funeral Train Car Almost Complete

The train car being built to look like the car that was used to carry President Abraham Lincoln's body after he passed away is almost complete.

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Rauner’s Justice League Is Together

Goal: Cut prison population by 25 percent

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LaHood Tours 18th District

Distances himself from dad's record

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Manar, Tumulty Formally Support Hawkins

A former mayor and county and village official is backing a Springfield woman's bid to take the top job in the Springfield City Clerk's office in next week's election.

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Congressman: Don’t Trust Obama Admin or Iran

Iran's possible reversal of a promise to ship out its atomic fuel is more proof that the Obama administration and its foreign policy are failures.

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Duckworth Announces Senate Run

An Illinois Congresswoman is the first to say she wants Mark Kirk's seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Anti-Vehicle Theft Money Cut from Budget

Groups that help fund the prevention of motor vehicle thefts in Illinios are among those that are sounding the alarm on some of Governor Bruce Rauner's budget cuts.

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Lawmakers Consider Requiring Paid Sick Days

The choice of going to work sick or staying home and not getting paid would no longer be the choice – under a bill discussed in an Illinois Senate committee.

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How to Keep Jobs Stateside?

Durbin reintroduces tax credit

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Mayor Not in Favor of Springfield Minimum Wage Hike

The mayor says the man who proposed the minimum wage increase doesn't understand what voters want.

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Smoke Detector Creates SIU Bomb Scare

Springfield Police responded to a bomb scare overnight near the SIU School of Medicine.

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Downstate Farm Fields Serve as Classrooms

Big tour by Harvard students

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Taxing the Other Guy Is Popular

Survey: Millionaire tax and graduated income tax gain ground

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Butler Expects 18th to Stay Republican

Schock's last day in office is Tuesday

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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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