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Antonio Phillips Sentenced to 65 Years

Antonio Phillips has been sentenced to 65 years for the 2009 murder and armed robbery of William Suggs.


LLCC Offers Army Cooking Classes

Lincoln Land Community College is expanding its partnership with the Illinois National Guard.


Two Arrested in Capitol Fracking Protest

At least two people have been taken out of the Capitol in handcuffs this week.


WTAX Announces New Program Lineup

Newsradio WTAX Thursday announced several programming changes that will take effect on Tuesday, May 28th. WTAX’s new Monday through Friday…


Concealed Carry Compromise Advances

A compromise concealed carry bill has passed a House committee by a comfortable 13-3 margin. It includes bans on guns in…

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ComEd and Ameren Will Be Raising Rates

It’s official. ComEd and Ameren will be raising rates in the near future.

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Possible Changes To Sex Ed Curriculum In Illinois Classrooms

Sex education is causing a bit of a rift in the legislature.

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Illinois Could Soon Increase Speed Limit to 70 MPH

Lawmakers are split on whether the speed limit on rural interstates should be increased to 70-miles an hour.


Topinka: Bills Getting Paid… for Now

It’s not a new story, but the state’s comptroller is telling it anyway.


Meredosia Asking For Federal Aid After Floods

Officials in Meredosia are hopeful the federal government will provide aid for reimbursement after flooding along the Illinois River.

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.

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Lawyers for Schock Say Documents Handed Over to Prosecutors

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Attorneys for former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock say they have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on documents currently under review by a federal judge.

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Senate Democratic Candidates Seek Backing From Big Names

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Some powerful Democrats in Illinois are backing different candidates in the party’s U.S. Senate primary.

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Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.