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One In Seven Illinois Roads In Bad Shape

An audit shows about one in seven roads across Illinois is in need of repair.


Tuition Rising At Northern Illinois University

It will cost two-percent more for incoming freshmen and current graduate students to attend Northern Illinois University.


Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser Starts Tonight

Walkers will be out in force starting at 6:00 this evening to raise money for cancer research in the Relay for Life of Sangamon-Menard County.


Fire Damages Lincoln Senior Center

Firefighters were called to Oasis Senior Center on Pulaski Street.


Former State Legislative Aide Faces Fraud Charges

A former legislative aide to an Illinois State Representative is facing charges related to 1.2 million dollar grant awarded in 2007.


“Petty Political Politics” To Blame For Failure of Farm Bill

A Downstate Republican Congressman blames what he calls “petty political politics” for the failure Thursday of the House Farm Bill.


U.S Senate Nearing a Deal On Immigration Reform

The U.S. Senate is nearing a deal on bipartisan immigration reform. The deal includes an amendment providing border security that hard-liners wanted –

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United Way Celebrates “Dine United”

When you eat out at certain restaurants Friday, you can do a bit more than just enjoy a good meal.


Alternate Routes for Sangamon Co. Fair in Effect

The drive to the Sangamon County Fair should be an easier one compared to years past.


Horace Mann, St. John’s Looking to Fill Vacant Downtown Space

Horace Mann and St. John’s Hospital are reportedly looking to fill the space with executive offices.

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ISU Prez: “Strong and Stable”


Still upset there's no budget

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St Louis Bridge Jumper Is Dead


Bragged; not necessarily suicidal

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Collective Bargaining-Go-Round for Rauner, Dems


Rauner: Democrats have done this before

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Housing Authority Expansion Continues

Springfield Housing Authority

Executive Director Jackie Newman says there wasn't enough room in the basement for the Section 8 voucher program, dealing with hundreds of landlords and tenants alike.

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More Budget Bickering


Slavery has been brought into the rhetoric over the budget stalemate.