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District 186 Teacher On Payroll with No Job

A Springfield School District 186 employee linked to the Capital College Preparatory Academy student ISAT test score leak will not be appointed as a guidance dean of Washington Middle School, following a 4-3 vote by the school board.


House GOP Leader Eyeing Statewide Run

House GOP Leader Tom Cross may have his sights set on a statewide gig.


State Proposal to Require Earlier Start Date for School

Kids in Illinois may soon have to start school sooner than normal.


Newtown Parents to Lobby Illinois Lawmakers

Parents who lost their kids in the Sandy Hook school shooting are in Springfield today.


New law increases penalities for violent flash mobs

Governor Pat Quinn says the state doesn’t want anyone using social media to harrass or threaten others.


IDES website available in Klingon

Blame it on “Star Trek” and Microsoft, or at least on their latest translator update


Motorcycle, pickup collide in Cass County

Illinois State Police are responding to a two vehicle crash in Cass County near Virginia.

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Zopp Wants Chicago Police Superintendent to Resign


U.S. Senate hopeful Andrea Zopp says Chicago Police superintendent Garry McCarthy should step down.

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Judge to State: Pay Insurance for Home Health Care Workers


SEIU Healthcare Illinois took legal action against Gov. Bruce Rauner and Comptroller Leslie Munger earlier this month to force the payments.

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Man Dies After Being Trapped in Corn Dryer

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A piece of metal fell on the unidentified man as he walked through the Illinois Corn Processing plant and trapped him.

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Renovation of Historic Properties Grows in Springfield

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Credit given to low interest rates, federal historic tax credits and more awareness of the significance of historic buildings.