Local: News


150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address in Springfield

If you weren’t at Sixth and Jefferson Streets in Springfield at midnight, you missed out on a chance to be…

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Obama Calls Quinn after Tornadoes

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s received a phone call from President Barack Obama after fatal storms hit Obama’s home state.…


Illinois Offers Insurance Counseling Following Tornado

The state of Illinois is offering free insurance counseling for victims of the tornado that struck the Washington area. The…


Thousands without Power in Illinois

About 25,000 Illinois homes and businesses remain without power after storms raked the state. Ameren Illinois’ outage center shows there…


Fraud prevention topic for health overhaul council

A governor’s task force is scheduled to meet to hear about the progress and problems of the rollout of the…

Durbin Addresses Senate about Tornadoes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed his colleagues in Congress on Monday about helping Illinois recover from severe weekend storms. Durbin,…

Springfield NAACP Seeks Increased Minority Hiring in District 186

District 186 residents and community groups aren’t impressed with what they say is lack of progress in minority hiring and…


Edwards Running for City Treasurer

Springfield could see a new treasurer in 2015. Current City Treasurer Jim Langfelder has been reportedly eyeing the mayor’s office.…


Confusion, Frustration for Illinois Residents Affected by Weather

People displaced by Sunday’s tornadoes in Washington, Ill., are being kept out of what’s left of their homes indefinitely.


Police Net Heroin, Marijuana in West Side Drug Bust

A Springfield man is behind bars on drug charges after police found a good amount of heroin and marijuana.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

turkey 2

If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

in Local

City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

in Local

Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

job apps

Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

in Local

Rauner Issues Pardons

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.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

in Local

Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.