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Arrest Made in Weekend Homicide

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

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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.

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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Rutherford Announces Gubernatorial Run on WTAX

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

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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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Faith Coalition Backs Manar’s Education Funding Reforms

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Faith Coalition: Republicans Need to Support Manar's proposal.

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Downtown Y To Debut Youth Fitness Center

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A new way for youth to possibly get interested in fitness will officially be unveiled next week at the Springfield YMCA’s downtown branch.

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State Police Emphasize Speed, DUI, Seat Belts

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Click It or Ticket, Border to Border

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Jurors Drain County Resources

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Five-month total exceeds last fiscal year

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Inmate: Drew Admitted Killing Stacy

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Murder-for-hire trial in Randolph County