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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. …


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.


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…


PCCC Sustains Minor Damage in Monday Weather

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


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…


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…


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.


Gambling Bill’s New Sponsor Outlines Proposal

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


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.


Severe Weather, Microburst, Rips Through Springfield Area

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

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

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Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.

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Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents


The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.

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State Rep. Avery Bourne to Run for Full Term


State Rep. Avery Bourne to run for election.

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United Way’s “Days of Action” This Weekend

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The United Way of Central Illinois is holding the annual Fall Days of Action.

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Former Gov. Quinn Appears in Champaign

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

"One day a peacock, the next day a feather duster."