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East Side Fire Kills One

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin has confirmed one person has died in a high rise fire on the city’s east side.


City, County Unveil Minority Participation Plan

An effort is underway to get minority students interested in engineering.


Scherer Still Pushes for Gas Tax Repeal

The price of a gallon of gas would go down, under a proposal a Springfield area lawmaker is sponsoring.


CCW Permits Available Only Through Internet

Want a concealed carry permit in Illinois? You’d better have a computer.


Sierra Club Sues FutureGen Alliance

The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project.


Illinois Should Study Policy on Incentives in 2014, Quinn Says

Corporate incentives, or giveaways, will be under scrutiny next year. ADM, Boeing and others are seeking incentives in excess of…


School’s On in Mount Olive

Teachers ratified tentative deal Sunday

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Those Buried at Camp Butler Receive Holiday Cheer

A solemn holiday tradition at Camp Butler took place Saturday


Winter is Here!

Winter has arrived with six inches of snow and ice.

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Opponents Upset Chief Illiniwek Merchandise Still Available Online

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Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann says the items are available because there wasn't "any edict to wipe all history or tradition from our books."

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Lisa Madigan Calls for More Compassion Towards Victims of Sex Crimes

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The state's Attorney General says a shift in attitude toward victims of rape, sexual assault, and other such crimes will lead toward more of these crimes being reported.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of a Former Pleasant Plains Woman

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One suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the murder of a former Springfield area woman.

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

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Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.

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Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents


The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.