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Suspected Meth Lab in Caseyville Motel

Illinois State Police have taken one suspect into custody and are investigating whether they were cooking meth in a Caseyville Motel.

07/20/2015

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Rauner OKs Ending Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to end mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles.

07/20/2015

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Legal Fight Over State Worker Pay Sees 2 Key Rulings Friday

The legal ping pong over paying Illinois government workers without a budget took new bounces Friday, with appellate justices reversing one order and the Supreme Court declining to step into the fray.

07/17/2015

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Illinois High Court Rejects Intervention on State Paychecks

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a request by state officials to decide the issue of paying government workers during the budget crisis.

07/17/2015

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20:  Packages of "No-Doz" caffeine tablets are shown May 20, 2005 in Sydney Australia. Several high-profile athletes in Australia have admitted taking the tablets to boost performance after the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) removed them from the banned list at the start of last year. The director-general of WADA David Howman said that taking caffeine tablets to boost performance is "bordering on cheating" even though the use of the pills is no longer banned.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Death From Caffeine Powder Prompts New Laws in Illinois

A state Senator says one teaspoon of caffeine powder is like 25 cups of coffee.

07/17/2015

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Freeburg HS Alumni Want to Keep ‘Midgets’ Mascot

Authorities with the Freeburg School District say the name originated in the 1930s, and was meant as an honor for a scrappy basketball team that played well despite having very few players who were tall.

07/16/2015

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Newly-signed Legislation Brings Happy Hour Back to Illinois

Happy hour drink specials will make a comeback in Illinois under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

07/15/2015

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Temporary Budget, Likely Doomed, Goes to Illinois Governor

Illinois lawmakers sent a stop-gap budget plan Wednesday to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who will likely dismiss the one piece to emerge from a flurry of Capitol activity, which did little to move the state toward a yearlong spending agreement.

07/15/2015

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Forklift Operator Killed in Metro-East Warehouse Accident

Forklift falls after truck pulls away from dock.

07/15/2015

KEENESBURG, CO - OCTOBER 20:  A rescued bobcat waits to be fed at The Wild Animal Sanctuary on October 20, 2011 in Keenesburg, Colorado. The non-profit sanctuary is a 720 acre refuge for large carnivores that have been confiscated from illegal or abusive situations and is currently home to over 290 lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other animals. It is the oldest and largest carnivore sanctuary in the United States, having been in operation since 1980. On Tuesday the owner of a private 73 acre animal reserve in Zanesville, Ohio set loose 56 animals, mostly large carnivores, before shooting himself. Of the animals that fled, 49 were hunted down and killed by sheriff?s deputies and other law enforcement officers.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bobcats Beware: New Hunting Law Passed in Illinois

Bobcat hunting season will be open in Illinois from November 1 to February 15.

07/15/2015

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