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Official: Northern Illinois Officer was Struck by Two Bullets

The official says the fatal shot was fired from above the vest in a downward direction.

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Illinois Trial Lawyers Take Issue with Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda”

The state's trial lawyers are responding to Thursday's news that Illinois is third-worst in the nation when it comes to civil courts' friendliness to business.

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Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Restore Death Penalty

Senator Bill Haine says the shooting of a Fox Lake police officer and the Charleston church shooting motivated him to sponsor a bill.

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Restrictions Easing After Deadly Bacteria at Veterans Home

Officials at the Illinois veterans' home where nine elderly residents have died from Legionnaires' disease say they still have not pinpointed the water-borne bacteria's source.

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Ray LaHood Proud of Son’s Win

Ray LaHood is proud of his son Darin for being elected in Thursday's special election.

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One Arrested for East Side Murder

An overnight shooting on Springfield's east side has claimed a life.


Rauner Honors Illinois First Responders on 9/11

Rauner calls first responders "the ultimate public servants."

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.

Hastert Lawyers Get More Time for Pre-Trial Motions

A federal judge has given lawyers for former Congressman Dennis Hastert more time to file pre-trial motions in his hush-money case.

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Schock Makes Public Appearance

Former Congressman Aaron Schock has made a rare public appearance in Chicago.


AFSCME, Rauner Continue to Negotiate

State officials will continue contract negotiations with Illinois' largest public employee union without the possibility of a strike, work slowdown or lockout.

Law Talk

Survey Regarding Lawsuits Released; One Group Calls it “Bogus”

A survey ranks Illinois among the worst states for its lawsuit climate, a claim which the state's trial lawyers call "bogus."


Tornado Touches Down in Mason County, Strong Storms Rock Springfield

The National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down briefly in Mason County causing minor damage.


No Additional Conditions to be Added to Medical Marijuana Program

The health department rejected all of them with no explanation.


Darin LaHood Wins 18th District Congressional Seat, Will Replace Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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SIU School of Medicine Names New Dean

Jerry Kruse joined the SIU system in 1984 as an assistant professor. He was named the CEO of SIU Healthcare in 2013.

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Springfield Police Officer Awarded Medal of Valor

Bryan Henson was attacked by Antonio Florence in February of last year during Florence's arrest.

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Colleges, Lawmakers Urge MAP Grant Funding Passage

A lack of MAP grant funding could force students to quit school.


GOP Rep. Floats New Pension Idea

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that 2013 legislation that cut public-employee pension benefits was unconstitutional.


Illinois Gets Grants for More Flex-Fuel Gas Pumps

The USDA says the money will pay for 430 pumps in Illinois, roughly 5,000 nationwide.

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