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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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Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

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Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

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LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

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Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

5 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

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President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

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Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

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In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

11 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

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President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.