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Arrest Made in Weekend Homicide

Springfield Police have made an arrest in the Saturday murder of Rebecca Cleaton.


Kidzeum Recieves $1 Million From State

One bill that beat the legislative deadline will provide one million dollars to Springfield’s Kidzeum.

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NWS Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Decatur

The National Weather Service has confirmed some of Friday’s desctruction in Decatur was caused by a tornado.


Rail Consolidation Moving Forward

Its just one more step in the long, drawn-out process but it is a major one.  Sangamon County Board members…


Conceal Carry on Quinn’s Desk

Lawmakers are breathing a little easier this week, knowing they met their deadline on passing concealed carry.  They sent a…

Pension Reform (or not)

The Illinois legislature has adjourned for the summer without restructuring the state’s pension system. House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego)…


Flooding in Sangamon County

Rains on Friday caused flooding problems in the surrounding area. Flood warnings were in effect for southwestern Sangamon County until…

Lawmakers Fighting for Murray Center

State Representatives are once again asking Governor Pat Quinn to keep the Murray Developmental Center open. State Rep. Charles Meier says…


Rutherford Announces Gubernatorial Run on WTAX

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford told WTAX’s Ray Lytle show that he’s running for governor.


Harris Found Guilty In Beason Murders

Chris Harris is guilty. A jury says there’s enough evidence to prove he killed five members of the Gee family in Beason, back in 2009.

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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

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

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.