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Audit: SIU Missing “Our” Property

A state audit of Southern Illinois University has found it lacking in some areas: too few computers in Carbondale and…

New Lincoln Artifact Discovered

Two Illinois State University math professors doing research into the history of school math recently found another leaf of Abraham Lincoln’s workbook at Harvard’s Houghton Library.

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Susan G. Komen Foundation Announces $80k for Local Agencies

The Susan G. Komen Foundation Springfield Race for the Cure will be in May of next year at the state…

Sen. Dillard Calling on Fellow Lawmakers to get Pension Deal Done

What are the chances for success when lawmakers meet June 19 to discuss pension restructuring? There’s no deal in place,…


CWLP ‘Round Up’ Program Kicks Off

City Water, Light and Power customers will see a donation form in their June bill for Round Up. The program…

Durbin: Student Loan Interest Must Stay at 3.4%

The U.S. Senate failed to pass two bills that would have stopped a possible increase in student loans for those…


Springfield Man Threatens to Kill Father, Eludes Police

Springfield Police are looking for a man who threatened to kill, and pulled a gun on, his father. Police arrived…


East Side Stabbing Sends Several to Hospital

Springfield Police are looking for a suspect in an early morning stabbing.


Madison Co. State’s Attorney Won’t Enforce Existing Gun Laws

A Metro East prosecutor is taking the state’s lack of a concealed carry law into his own hands.

Durbin, Kirk, Davis React to Verizon Data Mining

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says Congress should look into the government’s secret gathering of phone data.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.