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NewsChannel 20 Top Stories

Foodbanks Ask Hunters For Donations

Mercy Kitchens' Program Offers Fresh Start To Homeless in Decatur

Design Ideas To Open Holiday Outlet Store

Benefits Protected: Judge Strikes Down Pension Law

Murder Victim's Family Speaks

Retirees To Get Healthcare Premiums Back

Faith Coalition Urges Communication Ahead of Ferguson Decision

IDOT Prepares for Winter Weather

Springfield Clinic Donates Holiday Food to Food Center

Thanksgiving: Leading Day For Home Cooking Fires

Holiday Hours For White Oaks Mall

Rauner Talks On Making Springfield His New Home

Judge Rules Illinois' Pension Law Unconstitutional

Pork Donation To Central Illinois Foodbank To Assist Mobile Food Pantries

Lee Elementary Students Enjoy Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

Online Prostitution Popular In Springfield

No Vote To Extend Temp. Income Tax

Design Ideas To Open Holiday Outlet Store To Public Saturday

Rauner Talks Minimum Wage in the Capitol

Rauner Wants More From Quinn on Budget

Simon Says Illinois Bases Will Be Impacted By Cuts

Pension Case Gets Its Day In Court

Bel-Aire Motel Hearings Continue

Woman Accused of DUI Deaths Will Stand Trial

Springfield Attorney Takes Plea Deal In Drug Charges

Springfield Fire Captain Arrested Over Property Dispute

Man Behind Bars After Home Raid

Safety Reminders From Conservation Police For Firearm Season

Renting a Former Meth Lab: Loophole Leaves Renters in Dark, Maybe in Danger

Great American Smokeout To Help Smokers Kick The Habit

Mercy Kitchens' Program Offers Fresh Start To Homeless in Decatur

Reminder To Be Safety Conscious During Firearm Hunting Season

Veto Session To Focus On Minimum Wage Increase Today

Downtown Springfield Zoned for Medical Pot

New Leadership For University of Illinois

Gas Prices Down In Central Illinois

City of Springfield Prepares For Winter Weather

FCC Proposes Rate Hike for Phone Users

Hearing On Proposed City Budget Bill To Happen Thursday

Charlie Parker's Diner Wins Tourism Award

Macon County Sheriff's Office Now On Social Media

Man Charged With Murder In Baby Death

Cross Concedes to Frerichs In State Treasurer Race

First of Two Veto Sessions Begin Today

Monitor To Overlook IDOT Practices

Viper Mine Expansion Approved In Elkhart

Chatham Resident Fights Water Bill

Timothy Killeen Named 20th U of I President

Holiday Decoration Dangers

School Funding Bill Faces Hurdles in the House

Final Ballots Counted In Treasurer's Race

Sierra Club Voices Concerns Over Dallman Upgrades

Three Separate Jacksonville Shootings Suspected To Be Related

Two Arrests Made In Death Of Springfield Man

Health Insurance To Be Discussed During Veto Session

Late Payments From State Could Be Trouble For District 186

Technology: Bridging the Gap Between Parents And Children

Knox Flats Building Demolished

Cop Charged With Charity Theft

District 186 Plans For Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

"Movember" Spotlights Prostate Cancer Awareness

Coats For Kids Campaign Grows

Former School Bus Driver Sentenced 12 Years For Sexually Exploiting A Minor

Last Day To Report Race Results For State Treasurer

19th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Inspires Those Who Attended

Number of Homeless Children At All-Time High

School Funding Bill Far From A Sure Thing When Debate Starts Tuesday

Warming Centers Around The Capital City

Man Officially Charged For Shooting At Police

Road Reminders From ISP and IDOT

Rebuilding A Community: Washington Reflects

Charges Filed In Beardstown Baby Death

How Young: Leaving Children At Home Alone

Filing Day in the Capital City

Student Found Dead In ISU Dorm Room

20-Year-Old Student Dies After Car Crash Saturday

ACA Enrollment Running Smoothly

School Funding Formula Hearing To Happen Tuesday

State Lawmaker Pushes To Reboost Horse Racing

Keeping Zoo Animals Warm During Winter

Washington Residents Still Rebuilding One Year After Storms

Second Period of Enrollment Begins For The Affordable Care Act

Car Hits Home In Springfield

National Guard Deploys Five To Afghanistan

Purple Heart Memorial Raising Funds

Knox Flat Passes Demo Deadline

Workers Decorate Capitol With Holiday Lights

Possible Merger Between Edinburg and Pawnee School Districts?

Winter Driving Tips from ISP

Firefighter Injuries Down Nationally

Thousands Donated To Simmons Cancer Institute

Teen Stabs Another Teen in Litchfield

Quinn Advises Rauner To Raise Minimum Wage

ACA Enrollment Begins Saturday

USPS Workers Picket Plant Closures, Delayed Mail

Local Girl Publishes Book About Child Abuse

Part 2 Benefits Behind Bars: Inmate Mental Healthcare

NAACP Hosts 2nd Town Hall Meeting On Race Relations

Millikin University Students Raise Awareness for Hunger and Homelessness Week

Tips for Parents Looking for Safe Child Care

Historic Unknowns in the Treasurer's Race

Alderman Protests Outsourcing Tourism Literature

Sherman Uses App To Report Infrastructure Issues, Problems

Medical District Progress Report

Springfield Ranked High For Equality

Mother Who Placed Newborn In Dumpster To Serve Juvenile Sentence

What To Expect In The Upcoming Veto Session

Deer Accidents Declining, Officers Warn Of Need For Caution

Benedictine University Working to Accompany Junior and Senior Students

Man To Serve 12 Years In Prison For Drug Conviction

Man Faces 8 Counts Of Child Pornography

Newchannel 20 Helps Kick Off Salvation Army Campaign

DCFS Success Story: Dominique Wilson

Treasurer Hosts Online Auction For Unclaimed Property

Two Men Arrested After Allegedly Shooting At Cop Car

Police Searches For Man Committing Multiple Thefts

New Resident In Enos Park

PART 1 Benefits Behind Bars: Inmate Healthcare on the Taxpayer's Dime

Pleasant Plains Schools Bring in Mediator For Teacher Contracts

Non-Traditional Heating Causing Fires In Central Illinois

Sangamon County Board To Vote On Budget

Mayor's Race Could Require Primary

Red Cross Works To Recover One Year After Deadly Tornadoes

NAACP To Host Second Town Meeting

Effingham Offered A Million To Consider Cultivation Center

ISP Leaky Roof Over Evidence Room

Quinn and Rauner Speak For First Time Since Election

DMV Computers Down State-Wide

Residents Fighting New Fracking Rules

Girls And Guns: A New Trend

IDOT Hiring Hearing Sets Deadline to Submit Documents

Auburn School District Expecting Summer Improvements

Griffin Resigns As Alderman

Food Pantries Running Low Before Thanksgiving

Organizations Plan To Stay Focused On Stopping Violence

Rauner and Quinn Observe Veterans Day At Soldier Field

Buckle Up For Brooklyn: Campaign For Teen Drivers

Possible Illegal Practices In Treasurer Race

Non-Profit Hopes To Build Purple Heart Memorial

Pleasant Plains Teachers Protesting For Contract

Mother Reminds Teens to Buckle Up After Daughters Death

Postal Service Hacked: Local Workers Fed Up

Honoring Veterans at Camp Butler National Cemetery

Illinois Congressman To Receive Highest Honor For American Citizens

Hofer Sentenced Six Years in Prison

Change In Venue Brings Better Turnout To Jacksonville Vets Ceremony

Capital City Honors Vets With Annual Parade

Lincoln Land Honors Vets

Community Activist Joins Mayoral Race

School's In Session: Local School Honors Vets

Gen H Kids Receives Thousands From SOB Festival

Benedictine University Hosts College Fair For Students

Hiring More Heroes Act Gets Fresh Start

Hiring More Vets In Congress

Treasurer Pushes Veteran Project Operation Reunite

New Way of Tracking Meth Ingredient Sales

Brad Demuzio Dies At 50 of Natural Causes

Coats For Kids

Central Illinois Foodbank Nationally Ranked

Still No Chief in Kincaid

Some in Ed Community Fear Rauner Could Privatize Schools

Springfield Urban League Receives Large Grant

Stark Back In Court

District 186 Hosts Veterans Event

Salvation Army To Kick Off Kettle Campaign This Week

Woman Arrested In Connection To Shooting

Improvements Coming To Mentally Ill Inmate Treatments

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Riverton Middle School Celebrates Veterans

Annual Parade To Honor Vets Tuesday

Raymond Memorial Funds For Three Teens

Waverly Balloon Release Honors Veterans

Memorial Medical Center's Festival of Trees Coming Soon

Man Dead After Being Shot While Riding Bike

Rep. Phil Crane Passes Away

One Dead After Vehicle Hits Combine

Williamsville Home Catches Fire, Under Investigation

Springfield Residents Honor Veterans Ahead Of Veterans Day

Teens Killed in Crash: Accounts Set Up for Families

Springfield Residents Attempt To Raise Funds For Ebola Relief

Liheap Applications are Being Accepted

Rauner's Promise: Move State Government Back to the Capital

Illinois Lawmaker Pay

South Jacksonville Sewer Rate Increase

Springfield Police Looking For Armed Robbers

Decatur House Fire Leaves Damaged, Injured Firefighter

Urbana Man Arrested on Child Porn and Exploitation Charges

Raymond Responds To Tragedies In Small Town Way

Man Sentenced After IRS Fraud

Christmas Comes Early to Capital City

Two Suspects Wanted In Connection To 2013 Sweetwater Murder

Ronald McDonald House Receives Thousands In Donation

Affordable Care Act Begins Open Enrollment Soon

Man Sentenced 285 Years For Sexual Assault

South Jacksonville Votes On Location Of Pot Facility

SIU Gets $250k for Behavioral Health Program

Postal Service To Deliver Holiday Packages On Sundays

Man Robbed At Knife Point, Crimestoppers Search For Leads

Capital City Weekend Festivals

Victory For Futuregen Project

Ansar Shrine Circus Comes To Springfield for 68th Year

Frerichs To Expand Campaign Past Election

Rauner, Quinn Work Towards Minimum Wage Reform

Community Mourns Together After 2 Teens Killed In Car Crash

GOP Vows to Repeal Obamacare As Some See Health Costs Rise

Quinn Wants Minimum Wage Hike Before Leaving Office

Fracking Rules Passed

Homeless Population Growing

Low Turnout at Unemployment Workshop Doesn't Mean Low Unemployment

Farmers Voice Opposition Of Proposed Raw Milk Rules

ADM Appoints New President

Congressman Lane Evans Dies

Rauner Announces Members Of Transition Committee

Three Applications for Interim Ward 10 Seat

County Recorder Provides Incentive Program To Veterans

FSA Harvests Turnips For Those In Need

Decatur Salvation Army Kicks-off Holiday Campaign

Couple Hundred Medical Marijuana Applications Have Been Accepted So Far

Two Teens Dead, One Fighting For Life After Car Accident

Springfield's Local First Holiday Sweepstakes

Shoppers Expected To Spend More This Holiday Season

Man Sentenced 8 Years In S&K Crash

Second Lawsuit Filed Against District 186

Man Turns Down Job As Kincaid Police Chief

Lake Mauviasterre Dredging Completed

Man Determined Unfit To Stand Trial

Two Plea Not Guilty In Gas Station Robbery

20-year-old Arrested For Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: One Arrested in Decatur Homicide, Police Still Searching For Another Suspect

Traffic Caused By Debris From Building Demolition

Springfield School Board Round-Up

Leaf Pick-Up Begins in Springfield

Coats for Kids: Outfitting Head Start Children for Winter

Workshops For The Unemployed

Decatur, Champaign School Districts Receive Grant For Mental Health

Two Teens Face Charges For Firing Gun Last Week

New Winery Opens In Springfield

Man Charged In Connection To Baby's Death

Cash For Candy Gives Back To Troops

Leaf Pick-Up Begins Today

Construction Begins On Two Projects

Man Wanted For Domestic Battery

Beardstown Child Death Investigation Continues

Decatur Police Search For Info About Weekend Homicide

Chemical Waste on Ballot in DeWitt County

A Push To The Polls

Decatur Man Killed Overnight

Griffin Nominated for Council Coordinator

Riverton May Take Different Route for School Bus Drivers

Man Sentenced 20 Years For Robbing Bank And Leaving Pipe Bomb Downtown

Donation To Shelter Will Make A Big Difference

Cooper's Hawk Winery Comes To Springfield

Robert Morris University to Host Transfer Fair At Benedictine

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