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Keeping Kids Safe

New report shows room for improvement on product recalls

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

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State Tries to Up its Game in World Trade

State chamber official is back from Washington

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Bill Seeks Warning Labels on Illinois Medical Pot Products

Medical marijuana products in Illinois would be required to carry warning labels about possible side effects.

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Consumer Research Group Finds Illinois Less Reliant on Federal Money

WalletHub says Illinois ranks 45th among all the states when it comes to federal funds going back to states.

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Illinois Lawmaker: State-Owned Vehicles Should Come Off Road

Rep. Bill Mitchell says Illinois should pull state-owned vehicles off the road during its budget stalemate unless money is appropriated to self-insure them.

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Governor Announces Director for Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director Jim Schultz will take over that position.

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U of I Union for Non-Tenured Faculty Considers Strike

Members of the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 say that their negotiations with the university are not progressing after meetings with a federal mediator.

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Salvation Army to Move to Former Gold’s Gym Property

The Salvation Army will be relocating to the former Gold's Gym property.

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They’re Back: Lake Area Disposal Reopening Recycling Center

Lake Area Disposal Recycling Center will be reopening their facility with limited hours.

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Woman Dead After Fire in Motel Room

One person is dead after she became trapped in her Springfield hotel room when fire broke out.

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History a Part of Lincoln Half-Marathon

Runners in Saturday's Lincoln Presidential Half-Marathon might do a double-take during at least one of the sites they'll see.

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Federal Jury Convicts Man of Enticement

It didn't take long for a federal jury to convict a Springfield man of charges suggesting he used a cell phone to try and entice a minor into having sex with him.

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State Pays $900M in Late Payment Fees

Figures from Comptroller Leslie Munger's office show Illinois has spent more than $900 million on late-payment penalties over the last six years because of the state's inability to pay its bills on time.

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Judge Not Releasing Man Convicted of 1957 Murder Yet

A northern Illinois judge has refused to immediately release a man sentenced to life in prison for the 1957 killing of a 7-year-old girl despite accusations that the investigation and trial were deeply flawed.

Trooper Chad Dermyer's patrol car sits on display in front of the Virginia State Police Administrative Headquarters in North Chesterfield County, in this undated handout photo provided by the Virginia State Police, April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Virginia State Police/Handout via Reuters

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Virginia Shooting Suspect is From Illinois

Greyhound says its Richmond bus station is reopening Friday after a police say a gunman from Illinois fatally shot a trooper before he was killed.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Doctor Appointed to Review Hastert’s Health

A judge overseeing Dennis Hastert's hush-money case has appointed a Northwestern University doctor to review the former U.S. House speaker's medical records.

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Official Convicted of Stealing from Toys for Tots

An official with North Chicago's park district has been found guilty of stealing toys at a distribution event for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots charity.

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US Spy Agency Selects St. Louis Location Over Illinois

The preferred location for the project is a blighted north St. Louis area that city leaders hope will see an economic turnaround.

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

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IHPA to Hold Events this Weekend to Commemorate Civil War Era

Events happen Saturday and Sunday at the Old State Capitol.

GAS PUMP

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New Gasoline Tax Takes Effect in Decatur on Friday

A new gas tax taking effect in the central Illinois city of Decatur on Friday will fund street repairs. Owners…

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