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Decatur Holds Town Hall Meeting About Fair Tax Act

Supporters of The Fair Tax Act hosted a town hall meeting Thursday evening in Decatur. Sponsors are on a statewide tour to encourage citizens and lawmakers to support the bill that must be voted on by More>>

Schools Could See Major Cuts in State Funding Aid

Springfield - Schools could see about $451M less in state aid funding if the temporary state income tax increase isn't extended according to the Illinois State Board of Education. More>>

Council to Vote on Major Storm water Improvements

DECATUR- Major improvements are planned for the storm water system, coming with a major price tag of 60 million dollars.  The city has prioritized the areas with the biggest flooding problems.  There are More>>

Man who plead guilty to accidentally hitting and killing a toddler receives sentence

Decatur - In June of 2013 a 19-month-old was the victim of a hit and run, today the man who accidentally hit and killed the toddler received his sentence. More>>

Governor Quinn Announces $1.4 Million for Construction Project in Sherman

Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $1.4 million for a road construction project in Sherman. More>>

Rutherford returns $30 million in unclaimed money

Illinois state Treasurer Dan Rutherford  says his office has returned nearly $30 million in previously unclaimed property to 15,000 owners in the first three months of 2014. More>>

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  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:48 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...More >>
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...More >>
  • Views differ of imam accused in US terrorism case

    Views differ of imam accused in US terrorism case

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:21:00 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.More >>
    An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped...More >>
  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:01:29 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.More >>
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has...More >>
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  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:11:47 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.More >>
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.More >>
  • Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:11:41 GMT
    The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria.More >>
    Syrian state television says 14 people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded outside a mosque in a pro-government district of the central city of Homs.More >>
  • Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:11:37 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.More >>
    The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials...More >>
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