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9-3-15 KEEP DRIVING SOBER

Extra Police Patrols for Labor Day Weekend

"Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over."

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Sangamon Co. Clerk Disputes Voter Roll Study

Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray says don't believe what you read when it comes to alleged analysis of the county's voter rolls by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

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CWLP Bond Rating Analyzed

City Water Light and Power says Moody's Investors Service is keeping the electric utility bond rating at A3.

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Durbin: Enough Votes Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal

Democrats in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to uphold a preserve the Iran nuclear deal, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is aiming for a higher goal.

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Video Recovered That Could Help Manhunt

Authorities believe they've recovered video that will help the investigation into who killed a Fox Lake police officer.

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Rauner Appoints New Guard Commander

Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Paul of Springfield will serve as assistant adjutant general.

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U of I Champaign-Urbana Names Acting Provost

Edward Feser will serve as interim provost until someone is hired to permanently

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Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges

Jaymar McGrone, 16, made the plea after learning a grand jury has filed charges including First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

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Bail Set For Woman Who Misled Police in Lake County

Kristin Kiefer is charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report.

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State Police Search for Escaped Prisoner

Joshua Drinnon broke out of a vehicle operated by Inmate Services Transport Company.

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House Overrides Amendatory Veto Regarding Heroin

The vote was 105-5 to reject Rauner's removal of Medicaid coverage from the measure.

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Fox Lake Update: Tipster Allegedly Lied

Countless man-hours wasted in Gliniewicz investigation

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Child Care Assistance Program Changes Fail By One Vote

A plan to restore state-subsidized child care assistance for low-income working parents has failed by one vote in the Illinois House.

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House Fails to Override Veto of Union-Backed Bill

The House voted 68-34 to override Rauner's veto of the bill. It needed 71 votes to become law.

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Woman Accused of Fatal Accident Wants New Attorney

Andrea Little had been expected to plead guilty.

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Decatur Residents

Two Decatur residents have been charged by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

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Peoria Settles With Man Who Parodied Mayor on Twitter

The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor.

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Legionnaires’ Deaths Increase

State officials are reporting six new cases of Legionnaires' disease at a state veterans home where seven residents have already died.

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House Approves Home Care Spending

The House has endorsed a plan to spare thousands of people who receive state-subsidized at-home care.

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Mayor Reacts to State Budget Situation

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he feels it will be the public outcry that will end up forcing legislators at the capitol to come together and finally solve the state's budget mess.

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