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Danville Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Slaying

A Danville man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2012 shooting death of…

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Durbin, Monken Tour Tornado Ravaged Washington

Residents awaiting aid for tornado recovery

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Cardinals Trade Freese, Salas to Los Angeles Angels

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal.

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Springfield Man Killed in Friday Crash

A Springfield man killed in a deadly crash Friday morning has been identified.

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Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly

October’s jobless rate shows a slight improvement

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Sangamon, Menard Regional Ed Offices to Consolidate

The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by…

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Christian: Document Shredding Settlement Could Be in the Works

He’s not releasing any details, but Calvin Christian III tells WTAX a settlement is indeed in the works between he and the city regarding the Springfield Police Department document shredding scandal.

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Mourners Gather to Remember Decatur Teenager

About 100 people attended a peace rally to remember a 15-year-old from central Illinois who died after being shot in…

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Unions Have a Bone to Pick on Pensions

Lawmakers may return after Thanksgiving

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Legislative Leaders Report Pension Progress

Leaders of the Illinois Legislature say they’re making progress negotiating a plan to deal with the state’s $100 billion pension crisis.

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UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

5-4-16 UIS Groundbreaking

Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

14 hours ago in Local

Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

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Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

14 hours ago in Local

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

15 hours ago in Local

Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

16 hours ago in Local

Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

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Sponsors blame Rauner