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No reports of arrests or damage in Chicago protests

Read StoryA Chicago police spokesman says there have been no arrests and no reports of damage to property after hundreds of people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision made their way across the city.Associated Press
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Judge denies bid to halt Ill. fracking rules

Judge denies bid to halt Ill. fracking rulesA southwestern Illinois judge has denied a bid by landowners group to put Illinois' new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling on hold.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Crime

Ill. firefighter arrested for wielding gun

Ill. firefighter arrested for wielding gunThe Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.
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  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Illinois

Illinois employee pension overhaul ruled unconstitutional

Illinois employee pension overhaul ruled unconstitutionalJudge rules landmark Illinois employee pension overhaul is unconstitutional.
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  • 4 days ago
Local

Massive flames damage vacant building

Massive flames damage vacant buildingInvestigators are trying to figure out what caused a massive building fire in East St. Louis, Friday morning.
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  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
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Collinsville boil order lifted

Collinsville boil order liftedA Boil Water Order issued for part of Collinsville Wednesday has been lifted.
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Semi overturns on I-55/70 in Fairmont City

Semi overturns on I-55/70 in Fairmont CityOvernight crews work to clean-up a big mess on the roads in the Metro East.
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  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
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Boil order issued for part of Collinsville

Boil order issued for part of CollinsvilleA Boil Water Order has been issued for some Collinsville residents.
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  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
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Asian carp plant stops operations in Grafton

Asian carp plant stops operations in GraftonThe chief executive of a southern Illinois Asian carp processing plant says the facility has ceased operations ahead of a 30-day deadline to stop emitting rotten odors or shut down.
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  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
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Cupich becomes archbishop of Chicago

Cupich becomes archbishop of ChicagoBlase Cupich has succeeded Cardinal Francis George as the Archbishop of Chicago.
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  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
Illinois

German Christmas market coming to Belleville

German Christmas market coming to BellevilleThe German Christmas market in downtown Belleville is set to begin the day after Thanksgiving. It will wrap up the city's celebrations for its bicentennial year.
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  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Illinois

Univ. of Illinois will name new president Wednesday

Univ. of Illinois will name new president WednesdayThe University of Illinois plans to introduce its new president on Wednesday.
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  • 6 days, 22 hours ago
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Judge hears arguments over fracking injunction

Judge hears arguments over fracking injunctionA southern Illinois judge is mulling over whether to grant a preliminary injunction to stop new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect.
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  • 1 week ago
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3 communities to get upgraded tornado sirens

3 communities to get upgraded tornado sirensThe Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery is helping three local communities upgrade the storm warning systems.
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  • 1 week ago
5 on Your Side

Granite City man lobbies for more handicap parking

Granite City man lobbies for more handicap parkingAn injury left a Metro East man disabled and battling depression. Adding to that, he says it's hard to get around in his city. So he turned to 5 on Your Side's Mike Rush.
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  • 1 week ago
Illinois

Police: Dad threatened daughter's bully on school bus

Police: Dad threatened daughter's bully on school busA 33-year-old man turned himself in Monday late afternoon after allegedly going onto his daughter's school bus earlier that day and threatening to harm a boy that was bullying her, the Collinsville Police Department said.
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  • 1 week ago
Illinois

Sen. Mark Kirk wants voting investigation

Sen. Mark Kirk wants voting investigationU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is requesting a federal inquiry into what he's calling "voting irregularities" and "mishandling of ballots" during this month's election.
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  • 1 week ago
Crime

Coroner: ISU student died from hanging

Coroner: ISU student died from hangingThe McLean County coroner says an Illinois State University student found dead in his dorm room died from hanging.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Autopsy set for ISU student

Autopsy set for ISU studentAn autopsy is scheduled for an Illinois State University student found dead in his dorm room.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Crime

Alton man admits role in friend's heroin death

Alton man admits role in friend's heroin deathA southwestern Illinois man faces up to two decades in federal prison after admitting he played a role in a man's heroin overdose death last year.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Crime

St. Clair Co. officials want new evidence vault

St. Clair Co. officials want new evidence vaultThe St. Clair County state's attorney says he will ask the Illinois Legislature for money to create an evidence locker for the municipalities of Brooklyn, Washington Park, Alorton and East St. Louis to share.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Rebuilding after Ill. tornado moving quickly

Rebuilding after Ill. tornado moving quicklyOfficials say most of the buildings that were damaged or destroyed one year ago when a deadly tornado tore through the central Illinois community of Washington will be rebuilt by the end of 2014.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Officials: 1 EIU student dead, 1 injured in crash

Officials: 1 EIU student dead, 1 injured in crashAuthorities say an Eastern Illinois University student is dead and another injured after a weekend pickup truck crash.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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ISU student found dead in dorm room

ISU student found dead in dorm roomAuthorities say an Illinois State University student has been found dead in his dorm room.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Belleville Police found runaway juvenile

Belleville Police found runaway juvenileThe Belleville, Illinois, Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Montana Armbruster, a 12-year-old girl who has run away from home.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Smooth start for Illinois insurance sign-ups

Smooth start for Illinois insurance sign-upsMore than 70 Illinois events in libraries, hospitals and churches are being held to mark the launch of insurance sign-up season under the nation's health care overhaul.
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Ill. National Guard team heads to Afghanistan

Ill. National Guard team heads to AfghanistanAnother Illinois National Guard team is deploying to Afghanistan to help NATO forces from Poland.
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Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st female mayor, dies

Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st female mayor, diesJane Byrne, Chicago's first and only female mayor, has died at the age of 80.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Illinois

Schnauzer poisoned by tainted dog treats

Schnauzer poisoned by tainted dog treatsSchaumburg police are investigating after a dog was deliberately poisoned by tainted dog treats planted in its owner's backyard.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Illinois

Illinois residents object to proposed carp plant

Illinois residents object to proposed carp plantResidents in the small central Illinois village of Spring Bay have voiced opposition to a proposed Asian carp processing plant, saying they're worried about the odor.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Hey Heidi

Hey Heidi: What's being done to the Eads Bridge?

Hey Heidi: What's being done to the Eads Bridge?You may have noticed painters, carpenters and iron workers are hard at work on the Eads Bridge, but J. Ingram in Belleville wanted more information.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago