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Rushville Doc Closes Doors After 58 Years

A small town doctor is shutting his doors after nearly 60 years of treating patients. In the town of Rushville…

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UIS Students Gather 11,000 Pounds of Food for Needy

A group of students at the University of Illinois Springfield helped to collect over 11,000 pounds of food for the…


Temporary Driver Licenses to be Issued to Undocumented Residents

Don’t shoot the messenger…that’s the word from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. His department is preparing to issue temporary drivers licenses to undocumented residents but it is costing him money he didn’t budget for.


“What Do We Own?” Audit Shows the State Has No Idea

A recent audit shows the state has no idea what property it owns.


Hartsburg Man in Car Crash Died for a Medical Reason

Thursday night wreck in Logan County


20-Year Sentence in Anakin Credit’s Death

Then-coroner Boone had said it was cancer, not a beating


New Effort to Keep ADM in the State

Illinois State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) says a bill he filed Thursday to keep Archer-Daniel Midlands’ corporate headquarters in Illinois could also lead to replacement jobs to be lost in Decatur.


Rauner Learning More About Legislature

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner – a venture capitalist who is the only one of the five candidates who is not in elective office now – has changed his message.


Blaze Heavily Damages Southern View Home

House fire in Southern View displaces family


Springfield, Chatham Extend Trick or Treating Hours

Springfield and Chatham are extending trick of treating hours through Friday. Lincoln has postponed trick or treating entirely.

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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

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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.