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Rauner Signs Into Law Compromise Plan to Fix Budget Hole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a compromise plan to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services.

Reform Panel Seeks 25 Percent Drop in Prison Population

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's prison reform commission is examining ways to reduce the state's inmate population by 25 percent in 10 years.

State Representatives Wear Superman Shirts to Support Weston McGhee

State Representatives from across Southern Illinois have become the latest to support the recovery of 14-year-old Weston McGhee of rural Salem by donning their Superman shirts.  

Salem Woman Makes First Court Appearance On Alleged Murder Of 3-Month-Old Daughter

A 23-year-old Salem woman made her first appearance in Marion County Court Thursday morning on two counts of first degree murder in connection with the Tuesday morning death of her three month old child.  

One of Six Arrested in Central City Meth Bust Pleads Guilty

Expert: Recent Illinois Tornadoes Have Struck Out of Season

Suspects in New Islamic State Case Appear in Chicago Court

Drug Symposium Told 43 Have Died From Heroin in Marion County During the Past 5 Years

Familiar Face to Guide Salem Township Hospital During Search for New President

Illinois Senate On Spot to Find Votes to Close Budget Gap

Disability Advocates Call for Closing Illinois Institutions

Autopsy Conducted to Try and Determine Cause of Death of 3-Month-Old Salem Girl

Charges Multiply Against Salem Man

Mt. Vernon Man Gets Two Year Prison Term For Retail Theft

Three Plead Guilty to Drug Charges in Marion County Court

Three Face New Charges in Marion County Court

Police Beat for Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

U of Illinois Sets Up Center for Minority Doctoral Students

Belleville Looks to Eliminate Township Government

Judge Sends Marijuana Permit Challenge Back for Changes

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Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Testifies at Murder Trial

ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) — Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, said Friday in a Boston courtroom that the former New England Patriots star denied involvement in a friend's alleged murder.Hernandez, 25, is accused of orchestrating Odin Lloyd's slaying June 17, 2013.Jenkins said Friday morning that afte ...

Denise Huskins' Attorney Says She Was Not Involved in a Hoax

The attorney for a California woman who was reported abducted but found safe two days later said Thursday that she was not involved in a "hoax.""She is absolutely unequivocally, 100 percent, positively a victim and [there is] no 'hoax,'" said Huskins' attorney, Doug Rappaport."She's distraught, she's emotionally and physically ...

Texas Bridge Collapses After Truck Strikes Down Beam

Two massive concrete beams fell on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, Texas Thursday morning, killing one and injuring three others.Investigators believe a semi truck caused the bridge collapse when it slammed into an overpass under construction.Norberto Martinez, who heard the crash, said, "It was the two beams, fell on ...

At Least Two Unaccounted for After NYC Building Fire, Official Says

WABC-T(NEW YORK) — Two people were unaccounted for after a building explosion led to a seven-alarm fire in New York City, according to a New York Police Department official.The NYPD official identified one of those unaccounted for as Nicholas Figueroa, 23. No information on the second person was immediately avail ...

Massive Alligator Spotted Again on Florida Golf Course

NYC Building Fire: Four Critical After Explosion Tears Through NYC Building

Federal Judge Grants Injunction to Halt Expansion of Medical Leave Benefits to Some Same-Sex Couples

Nineteen Injured in Building Collapse, Seven-Alarm Fire in New York City

Seattle Police Wrangle Wild Goats

Courthouse Evacuated During Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Due to Bomb Threat

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Franklin Park Opens Up Home Track Season

Mt. Vernon won both the boys and girls tri-meet. 

RLC Softball sweeps Shawnee, on four-game winning streak

RLC Softball sweeps Shawnee, on four-game winning streak

Bulls beat Raptors for fifth straight time, 116-103

Bulls beat Raptors for fifth straight time, 116-103

Flyers roll past Blackhawks 4-1 in Timonen's return

Flyers roll past Blackhawks 4-1 in Timonen's return

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Metta World Peace: 'I've Matured'

Former NBA player Metta World Peace, formally known as Ron Artest, signed with the Italian basketball club Pallacanestro Cantu on Thursday. World Peace, 35, says he ...

David Ortiz Dismisses Steroid Suspicion, Says He Belongs in Hall of Fame

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz still believes he is a future Hall of Famer, despite testing pos ...

Michael Sam: 'I Am Not the Only Gay Person in the NFL'

Michael Sam, who was the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, said on Thursday that there ...

Top Pick in 2014 Draft Brady Aiken Has Tommy John Surgery

The first overall pick of the 2014 Draft, pitcher Brady Aiken, had Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow.T ...

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Sunburn Indicator Strip Could Be a Real Lifesaver

iStock/Thinkstock(BELFAST, Northern Ireland) — One doesn’t normally think of Ireland as the sun and fun capital of Europe but like anywhere else, people ...

How to Cut White Rice's Caloric Content in Half

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For much of the world, rice is the staff of life. Here in the U.S., it&rsq ...

Average Doctor's Office Wait Time Dipped By a Minute in 2014

Monkey Business/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The waiting is often the hardest part at the doctor’s offic ...

Researchers: Schools Should Counsel, Not Suspend, Pot Smoking Adolescents

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — The war on drugs is becoming less punitive and more supportive, at least at ...


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“Mad Men’s” John Slattery Says He Turned Down “Empire” Role

Michael Yarish/AMC(NEW YORK) — How would Roger Sterling fit in the world of hip-hop music? We may never find out.The actor who plays Roger on AMC's Mad Men, Jo ...

Two Stars Affected by New York City Building Collapse

Kevin Winter/Getty Images/Craig Sjodin/ABC(NEW YORK) — Drea de Matteo, who played Adriana La Cerva& ...

McConaughey's Camp Not 'Alright, Alright' with Revealing Speaking Fee

which the agency has lobbied the Texas Attorney General to enforce. Celebrity Talent International's Glenn Ri ...

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Poem at Reburial of Richard the Third

ABC/Rick Rowell(LEICESTER, England) — Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the late British monarch Richard the ...

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