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Guilty Plea in 2010 Murder of Mother, Daughter

A guilty plea Thursday resulted in in a 46-year prison sentence


Still No 24-Hour Casinos

Around-the-clock gambling will not be allowed at Illinois casinos


Ready … Set … Inaction

Lawmakers cancel today’s session


Lawmakers Again Hear about Gambling Expansion

Refresh arguments for and against


Indoor Pot Operation Taken Down

Drug Interdiction Response Team (DIRT) raided a home in the 400 block of West Canedy Street

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Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Have Their Say

In the first two days of the fall veto session, there have been two rallies and two points of view – and no vote.


Ameren Illinois Predicts Lower Natural Gas Prices

The average price for a therm of natural gas will drop between 3.5 and 7 percent this winter.


DeRyke’s Trial Likely to Start Next Year

The trial of an Effingham area man charged with killing his niece probably won’t start until next year.


The Walls Come Tumbling Down

Finally, the Sankey towers are down after more than 8 hours for the implosion of the high-rises on the city’s near west side.

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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.