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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,…

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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…

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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…

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East Side Stabbing Sends Several to Hospital

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

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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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Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

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Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

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Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

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The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

13 hours ago in Local

Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

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Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.

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DuQuoin State Fair Starts Vendor Payment Program

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Officials with the Du Quoin State Fair have created a new program to pay vendors who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.

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Lawmakers Question Auditor General About Spending

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A group of Republican lawmakers is demanding that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino explain spending by his campaign committee while he was a state representative.