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U.S. Senators to Discuss Help for Kids with Allergies

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk want states to improve school access to medication used to treat children’s allergy…


Farming Jobs Could Be Affected by Lack of Action on Horse Racing Bill

When you’re tallying up what didn’t get to the finish line at the Statehouse this fall, don’t forget horse racing.…


Is Farming an Old Person’s Game?

Farming seems to be an older person’s game, and new research shows that can lead to financial trouble. Norm Walzer…


IL Awards $100K in Grants for Wildlife

Illinois officials are awarding $100,000 in grants from donated funds to wildlife preservation projects. The Wildlife Preservation Fund is a…


Panel: 3-Year Suspension for ex-Blagojevich Aide

An attorney disciplinary board has recommended that Rod Blagojevich’s former chief of staff be suspended from practicing law for three…


Arrest Made in Bank Robbery

Virden man in custody for robbery of Warren-Boynton State Bank


Quinn Selects Running Mate

Gov. Pat Quinn has selected former Chicago schools CEO and 2002 gubernatorial candidate Paul Vallas as his running mate in 2014.


New High-Tech RR Gates to be Installed

Authorities will spend more than $3.8 million to upgrade a series of central Illinois railroad crossings near Springfield to make them safer for drivers.


Legislature Eyes Dec. 5 Return

Fall session is over with no discussion of pensions


Funding Approved for Concealed Carry Program

A bill that includes funding to implement Illinois’ new concealed carry law awaits the governor’s signature.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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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.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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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.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.