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Fireworks: Not Much is Legal

Even though there seems to be a patchwork of laws regarding fireworks, Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says that is…

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Cameras Could be Placed on School Buses

Passing a stopped school bus is against the law, but not everyone agrees a bus-mounted camera to catch the scofflaws…

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Jacksons to be Sentenced on Wednesday

Prosecutors in the case against former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. are asking for permission to take control of his…

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Illinois Comptroller Gearing Up for Reelection

Illinois’ comptroller is ready for a battle to keep her job. Judy Baar Topinka is Illinois’ most successful Republican over…

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Bike Trail Modifications Could Bring in State Money

Illinois’ off-road trails are poorly marked, an advocate says. Steve Buchtel of the group Trails for Illinois says the off-road…

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Summer Food Programs Available for Low-Income Families

Homework and tests aren’t the only things students go without during the summer. For some, food can also be cut.…

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Pekin Hopes Pipeline Will Produce Economic Benefits

Pekin and the surrounding communities are looking for an economic boost from the upcoming Enbridge pipeline project and the 600 workers it will employ.

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Early Saturday Fire Displaces Five

The fire erupted about 3:45 a.m. at 1824 Hastings Road.

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Illinois Roads Suffering Due to Spending on Bridges

The condition of Illinois roads has deteriorated in recent years.

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Fireworks in Rochester Sunday Evening

Springfield area residents can enjoy fireworks ahead of next week’s Fourth of July holiday.

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Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase

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The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

7 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

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Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

8 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

8 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

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Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.