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Heinz to Buy Kraft Foods

Illinois-based Kraft Foods is being bought out by H.J. Heinz.

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University of Illinois to Help Minority Ph.D. Candidates

The University of Illinois says it's using its share of a $3 million grant to help minority students seeking doctoral degrees.

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Springfield Man Rolls Vehicle, Crashes Into House

A Springfield man is in custody following a rollover crash on south 3rd street early Wednesday morning.

3-24-15 Springfield Police Hostage

Springfield Hostage Taker Identified

Springfield Police have responded to a hostage situation on Seven Pines Road.

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State Unemployment Rate Drops, Still Above National Average

It's now down to 6 percent, a .1 percent drop from January.

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Funding Available Related to Specialty Crop Growing

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has a chance to make a -- pardon the pun -- "growing" industry even bigger.

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Kidzeum Closer to Construction Fundraising Goal

Another $26,000 in donations has put the Kidzeum of Health and Science closer to its $6 million goal so construction can begin on East Adams Street.

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Rauner to Film Studio: Give Illinois Back Its Money

Governor Bruce Rauner wants a television and movie studio to give back the $10 million state grant now-former Governor Pat Quinn gave them to buy property that wasn't for sale.

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UI Labs Works on Urban Infrastructure

Urban infrastructure is the subject of the latest project by a public-private partnership started with the help of the University of Illinois.

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House Passes Plan to Fill State’s $1.6 Billion Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature is advancing a plan introduced by House Speaker Michael Madigan to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

3-19-15 Mayoral Debate

More Debating Between Langfelder, Palazzolo

Another day, another debate between the two remaining candidates for Springfield mayor.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady speaks during a debate Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Naperville, Ill. The four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor faced off in a debate on the central issue in the campaign _ the state's economy.

Beware of Overtime, Says Sen. Brady

Staying in Springfield past May 31 does not get you what you want, he warns

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Proposed FY 15 Budget Fix Moves Today

$1.6 B in fund sweeps, budget cuts

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New Lawmaker Says Budget Solution Coming

The youngest member of the Illinois legislature says she's hopeful the mess with the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget is this week.

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Guards Injured Following Inmate Attack at Pontiac

Three guards at the Pontiac Correctional Center were injured today when an inmate attacked them with a homemade weapon.

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Three Union Workers Added to Rauner’s “Fair Share” Lawsuit

The drive to dilute the influence of public sector unions in Illinois continues.

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The State Budget Fix May Be In

The Republican leader in the Illinois Senate calls this a "do or die week" on dealing with the shortfall in the current budget.

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AG Madigan: Rauner’s Right to Work Ideas are Illegal

The governor's idea of allowing local jurisdictions to be right-to-work and to opt out of the Prevailing Wage Act is not legal, according to the attorney general.

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Calvin Christian Arrested in Jacksonville, Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Springfield blogger Calvin Christian is again in trouble with the law -- this time in Jacksonville.

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Chamber Head Talks Rauner “Turnaround” Agenda

Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" will put Illinois on the right path, supporters say, but it's not going to be quick.

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