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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.


DCFS Sees Increase In Backlog of Cases

Abused kids in Illinois may not be getting proper attention from the state.


U of I Computer Systems Hacked

A former U of I student may have gained access to three thousand student social security numbers when he hacked the systems.


Poll Shows Majority of Illinois Voters Support Immigration Reform

Another public opinion poll shows support for immigration reform among Illinoisans.

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Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract


A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.

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Butler Supports Rauner’s Refugee Move

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State Representative Tim Butler stands behind Governor Bruce Rauner in temporarily halting the admission of refugees from Syria into Illinois.

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Pension Benefits Cut for New Firefighter Hires

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Firefighters hired from here on out for the Springfield Fire Department will not receive a perk that current firefighters get.

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Appeals Court Upholds Beason Murder Conviction


The Fourth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home.

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Judge Will Not Reinstate Bloomington Murder Charges


A McLean County judge has turned down a prosecution request to reinstate murder charges against a Bloomington woman in the death of her young son.