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Tornado Damage Assessment Begins

Federal and state officials are set to meet in Washington to start conducting preliminary assessments of the damage caused by a string of tornadoes that struck Illinois on Sunday.


Springfield Bishop Leads Prayer Service to Oppose Same-sex Marriage

Read the bishop’s homily and hear his question-and-answer with reporters


Quinn Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill

The signing ceremony at the University of Illinois Chicago capped a successful effort to make Illinois the 16th state to allow it.


SHG/Washington Game to be Televised Statewide

Saturday’s playoff game between Washington and Sacred Heart Griffin High Schools will be broadcast statewide as a way to promote tornado recovery efforts.


IEMA: Number of Damaged Washington Homes Will Grow

State officials now say that at least 900 homes were either destroyed or badly damaged by Sunday’s tornadoes. And that figure is likely to grow.


JP Morgan Chase Settlement Nets $100M for Pension Systems

Illinois’ public pension system is getting $100 million from a settlement with JPMorgan Chase.

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Observances of JFK Death Begin

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago will show TV…


Aldermen, Mayor at Odds Over Oak Ridge

At least one alderman is incensed at the mayor over the possible privatization of Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Alderman Frank Edwards…


Outlets at Springfield Announces First Leases

The Outlets at Springfield is starting to take shape.

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

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The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.