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Sangamon County Deputies Seize Pot

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested for manufacturing and delivering cannabis. Tracey Hardin was arrested on Saturday after police were…

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Building Purchased to House New Menard Co. Fire Dept. Not Appraised

The Petersburg Community Fire Protection District is breaking off to form its own fire department, and it’s under contract to buy a building that wasn’t appraised.

Fitch Downgrades Illinois Credit to A-

It didn’t take long for a credit rating agency to make good on a promise to Illinois.

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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…

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Springfield Opens New Park

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3-26-15 Playground

Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

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Former U.S. Rep. Jackson Leaves Prison

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FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.

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Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

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The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

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Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

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Macoupin County Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Madigan's office says the arrest of Timothy Saxton, 37, is the 75th since her office started what's called "Operation Glass House".