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Oak Ridge To Be Privatized?

Oak Ridge Cemetery could be in the hands of a private company

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Sangamon County Board Approves Balanced Budget

The 2014 Sangamon County budget has been set and approved by the board. On Tuesday night, the county board approved…

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Schock: We Need to Force the President to Keep His Promises

A Republican congressman who wants to send the Affordable Care Act to the showers brought out a small businessman to…

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City Back in Court Again

Calvin Christian III files yet another lawsuit against the city.

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It is Official: Governor Introduces Running Mate

Gov. Pat Quinn has formally introduced his pick for lieutenant governor.

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Audit May Show Some Problems With State Lottery

Illinois’ lottery superintendent is navigating his way through some bad press.

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Winter Weather Is Already Fatal

Collision on I-39 in Woodford County

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Growing Up Gay Is Difficult in Rural Illinois

In ten Illinois counties, nobody has tried to get a civil union license

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35 Years Ago, Now THAT was SNOW !!

Last big snow here was Ground Hog Day 2011

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Missing a Military Medal? The State May Have It

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford used Veteran’s Day to highlight the state treasurer’s unclaimed property division, branded as I-Cash, has a…

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9 hours ago in Local

Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old’s Death

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A Madison County jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding 42-year-old John Holman III guilty.

9 hours ago in Local

North Mac Elementary School Evacuated After Strange Odor was Detected

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No gas or carbon monoxide leaks were detected but a new temperature control system was installed in the building.

20 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

21 hours ago in Local

Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

1 day ago in Local

Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.