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Nearly Two-Dozen Arrested in Christian County on Drug Charges

Numerous Christian County law enforcement agencies served nearly two dozen arrest warrants for drug charges.


McCann Disappointed in Inaction; Blames Leadership

Lawmakers didn’t accomplish much during their shortened first week of veto session this week, and lawmakers continued to miss deadline after deadline imposed by the governor.


Jackson Jr. To Sell Home To Pay $750,000

Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington to help pay $750,000 in penalties stemming from his sentence for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items.

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“Blood Challenge” Underway

Game on…not only are high schools competing on the gridiron this fall, they are also competing for blood donations.


Police Still Seeking Tips on July Homicide in Rochester

Sangamon County authorities are still looking for help in figuring out who murdered a 78 year old Rochester woman.


Three Dead in Crash Near Mount Olive

Four people are dead after a serious crash on I-55 near Mount Olive and Litchfield.


Ex-Rep. Costello Donates Papers to SIU

Joins documents of Simon, Gray Poshard


UI Labor School’s Future Uncertain

It could be folded into a larger school


Question of Back Pay for State Employees Could Face Lawmakers in November

Lawmakers’ opinions differ as to whether they must act


More Hearings to be Scheduled for Shredding Case

The city is asking the court to force Christian to turn over his records;

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Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.

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Wanted: Historic Farmhouses in Sangamon County

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Do you own a pre-1860's farmhouse?

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Rauner on Refugees: “Take a Deep Breath”


Refugee-resettlement groups say Rauner has no authority to stop incoming Syrians.

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Attorneys: Schock Has Complied with Subpoenas

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Schock's attorneys: our client has done his job.

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Madigan Encourages Online Safety During Holidays

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Tips and guidelines for managing your child’s internet use are a major focus in this year’s Safe Shopping Guide.