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Decatur Man Faces Federal Murder Charges

The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal grand jury has filed a five-count indictment against Kelton Snyder, 23.

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Pike Co. Man Accused of Traveling Across State Lines for Sex with Minor

Ralph Hathaway, 46. of New Canton faces four felony charges including Transportation of a Minor with the Intent to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity.

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Right to Life Protests Outside Springfield Planned Parenthood

A group of Springfield residents have officially entered the national debate over whether Planned Parenthood should have its federal funding yanked by Congress after videos regarding the harvesting of fetal organs surfaced.

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University of Illinois Chancellor to Resign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise says she is resigning over concerns that what she called "external issues" involving her are a distraction to the university.

8-6-15 State Fair Preview

State Fair: The Show Must Go On

The Illinois State Fair will go on, even without a state budget.

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Politicians Talk GOP Presidential Debate

If you ask Illinois politicians from either party about Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, one candidate is the focus: Donald Trump.

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Crimestoppers Wants Help Solving ATV, Mower Thefts

Sangamon County authorities need help finding those responsible for a series of ATV and zero-turn mower thefts.

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New Law Regarding Police Use of Sexual Assault Kits

A new law extending the statute of limitations on rape kit testing helps the backlog of kits, but it doesn't solve all the issues surrounding sexual assaults.

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Langfelder Owns Seal Statue

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has paid $2,500 to buy a local landmark.

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Illinois “Right to Try” Bill Signed

Potentially life-saving drugs which are still in the testing phase will now be made available to certain patients in Illinois.

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Helicopter Crashes in Western Illinois

A helicopter pilot was taken to a Peoria hospital in critical condition after his aircraft crashed into a soybean field.

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Illinois, Missouri Jeep Owners File Lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler has since recalled 1.4 million Jeeps.

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Rauner Slams AFSCME, Calls Union Requests Unreasonable

Negotiations between the governor and the state's largest public employee union are getting hot – and public.

8-6-15 Let's Go Mungering

Munger Talks Budget, Unpaid Bills at Springfield Agency

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says Governor Bruce rauner may share some blame in the state budget impasse.

8-5-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Approves Economic Development Appointments; Scrutinizing One

The council eventually approved Michael Pittman 9-0, with Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin voting "present".

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City Backs Up on “Y Block”

Karen Davis says a Request for Information was pulled back, so that she could review what should be done.

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Man Who Fled After Christian Co. Police Chase Arrested

The Christian County Sheriff says a man wanted since leading police on a high-speed chase Monday night is now in custody.

8-5-15 COGFA

COFGA Votes to Keep State Museum Open

The state's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability says it doesn't like the idea to close the Illinois State Museum and its satellite locations.

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Lawmakers Nix Pay Raise

The state Senate has voted to forgo annual pay raises, but as expected, there was some dissent.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Wants to Lay Off 171 State Employees

Rauner blames the state budget. State museum employees among the cuts.

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