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Study: More High School Diplomas Are Key to Economic Growth

Class of 2012 in Illinois has only 71 percent graduates


Farm Bill Should Be Priority Now, Durbin and Schakowsky Say

It’s one of three priorities the President has laid out for the rest of the year


Quinn Hopes Veto Session Produces Pension Answers

Lawmakers are here three days this week and three more in two weeks


Paperless Courtrooms Becoming Real Possibility

Peoria County is moving one step closer to a paperless courtroom as judges test the new $7 million upgrade to…


107.5 FM Down Until Further Notice

We hope to have at least a temporary set up by Tuesday to once again broadcast on 107.5 FM.


Landmarks Illinois Announces Richard Driehaus Awards

A group that salutes those who preserve history is preparing another round of awards. Landmarks Illinois has announced the winners…


BBB Reports More Over-the-Phone Scams

The Better Business Bureau says scammers are, as usual, playing on the fears of the vulnerable with a new round…


Judge to Rule on SPD IA File Dispute

Does the Freedom of Information Act trump a police union contract? A Sangamon County Circuit Judge will soon decide the fate of so-far unreleased Springfield Police internal affairs files.


Southeast Employee Accused of $100k+ Theft Arrested; Security Guard Husband Still Working

Illinois State Police have arrested Southeast High School teacher Amy Day. She’s been charged with theft of more than $100,000, which came from the school’s activity fund.


New Study Says River Otters in Illinois Exposed to Banned Chemicals

A new study from the University of Illinois says pollutants that have long been banned in the state are still…

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100 Days In… Still No Budget Progress


To say Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats are at an impasse is an understatement.

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Rauner Appoints Jacksonville Businessman to Lead IHPA

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Jim Bruner is known for his business acumen, having led United Contractors Midwest since 2001.

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Amtrak to Suspend Chicago to St. Louis Service Oct. 17 – 31


The work was scheduled for later in the month to avoid disrupting travel during the NLDS between the Cardinals and Cubs.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

State Fair Vendor

Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.