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Vehicle Chase Equals Power Outage

A home invasion on Dirsksen Parkway early this  (Wednesday) morning resulted in a brief power outage for some area residents. …

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Milhiser Won’t Investigate Police Document Shredding

Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser says he cannot investigate the Springfield Police document shredding lawsuit because it’s a conflict of interest.

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Medicaid Expansion Heads to Governor

Hundreds of thousands of low-income Illinoisans could get access to healthcare under a plan that’s passed through the legislature. Lawmakers…

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PCCC Sustains Minor Damage in Monday Weather

Monday’s heavy rainfall in Springfield caused some damage to the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

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A Tale of Two Gun Bills

As the concealed-carry debate continues in Springfield, we have a tale of two bills. A bill which has already passed…

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Rash of Fires Has Officials Suspicious

A rash of suspicious fires over a two week period have officials examining all leads.  Senior Springfield Arson Investigator Mitch…

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Police, Fire Service Enter 13th Annual Badges for Life Campaign

Local law enforcement and fire rescue will be gearing up for a friendly competition for the 13th annual “Badges for Life” blood drive.

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Gambling Bill’s New Sponsor Outlines Proposal

Another re-write of the gambling expansion bill in Illinois is underway.

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What’s Next for Concealed Carry?

With the governor and the Senate president already against it, backers of a concealed carry bill which passed the House Friday remain optimistic.

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Severe Weather, Microburst, Rips Through Springfield Area

Severe weather plowed through the Springfield area bringing widespread unconfirmed reports of tornadoes.

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.