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Southern Illinois wreck kills 1, injures several

AVA (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois' Jackson County say one person was killed and several others injured in a weekend crash of an off-road vehicle.

Authorities say nine people were in the vehicle at the time of the wreck shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday near Ava. The passengers included seven children, ranging in age from 2 to 14 years old.


Shootings leave at least 8 dead in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police are investigating a series of weekend shootings that left at least eight people dead and 44 injured — including five children who were hurt Sunday evening when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they played outside.


Chicago bike-share program breaks one-day record

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say the city's bicycle-sharing program has set a single-day record.


Peoria school district lays off 200 workers

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria's school board has voted to lay off nearly 200 employees — mostly full- and part-time teachers.


AUDIO: Illinois crop report 4-8-14

AUDIO: Illinois crop report 4-8-14: Play now!

State crop statistician Mark Schleusener has the first crop report of 2014.

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Judge Michael McCuskey - Penny For Your Thoughts 03-27-14

Judge Michael McCuskey - Penny For Your Thoughts 03-27-14: Play now!

Jim Turpin welcomes federal court judge Michael McCuskey into the studio for two hours of discussion on local, state and national legal matters.

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AUDIO: 2014 Illinois Budget Address

AUDIO: 2014 Illinois Budget Address: Play now!

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers the 2014 Budget Address on 3/26/14.

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Tuesday's winners & losers (video)

Gov. Quinn had a bad night. Carol Ammons had a great night. And Rodney Davis and Ann Callis, well, they had mixed results. That's the word from Tom Kacich, who took to video to analyze what happened during Tuesday's primary election.

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On to November for Davis


U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, easily defeated two challengers Tuesday in the Republican Party primary in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.


Hyatt Place hotel construction tour

A photo tour of the Hyatt Place hotel being constructed on the corner of Church and Neil streets in downtown Champaign on Thursday, March 6, 2014.


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