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New Survey on Rural Schools ‘Gives Them Voice’

The special problems of small and rural schools are now locked up in a three-year study completed through the Association…

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Museums Provide Governor’s Mansion Decorations

Illinois museums are providing holiday decorations for the governor’s mansion in Springfield. Decorations at the mansion feature trees decorated by…


Lt. Gov: Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is encouraging residents to shop at local businesses for holiday gifts this year. The Democrat…

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Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Savings Average $801

Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs are seeing some gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act.…


Danville Could Join Chicken Friendly Cities

Another Illinois town is considering giving its residents the option of raising chickens within its city limits. A few months…


Cash Registers are Chiming as the Holiday Season Kicks Off

Retailers say the holiday shopping season appears to be getting off to a healthy start. Here, in Springfield, store workers…


Unions Rip Pension Deal

General Assembly returns to Springfield Tuesday


Black Thursday Is Here

Retailers don’t want to miss out on your dollar


Pension Deal Could Be in the Works

Lawmakers are back in town next week. Pension reform deal to be finalized?


Proposal to Settle Document Shredding Lawsuit to be Considered Next Week

Springfield aldermen will consider an ordinance Tuesday from Mayor Mike Houston to settle with Calvin Christian III regarding the shredding…

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.

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Lawyers for Schock Say Documents Handed Over to Prosecutors

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Attorneys for former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock say they have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on documents currently under review by a federal judge.

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Senate Democratic Candidates Seek Backing From Big Names

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Some powerful Democrats in Illinois are backing different candidates in the party’s U.S. Senate primary.

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Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.