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Durbin, Davis Talk Shutdown-Ending Deal

The partial shutdown of the federal government is over, the debt ceiling has been raised – but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says there still will be political consequences for Republicans in Congress.


Redfield: Early Fundraising in Sheriff’s Race Not Unusual

Contributions are pouring in in the race for Sangamon County Sheriff, but is that a wise strategy?


Rutherford: Illinois Investments Prepared for Debt Default

The state’s top investment officer says he was prepared in the event of a debt ceiling disaster.


Springfield Woman Allegedly Stabs Daughter over Internet “Favorites”

An argument about internet browser “favorites” devolved into a stabbing and sent one woman to the hospital.


University of Illinois, Chief Group Reach Trademark Settlement

The University of Illinois and a group dedicated to the former Chief Illiniwek mascot have reached a settlement over the use of the symbol’s name and image.


Illinois Delegation, Except One, Votes to End Government Shutdown

The lone member of Illinois’ congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation’s borrowing limit says he couldn’t support the legislation because it ignores the nation’s “massive debt.”


Shirley Skinner’s Family Seeks Clemency

The family of an Ashland woman serving a 55 year prison sentence for first degree murder is seeking support for her release.


Springfield Park Board Releases Audit, Narrowly Approves Dog Park Fundraising

The Springfield Park Board’s president says a forensic audit didn’t uncover anything they didn’t already know.


Brothers Busted

Two brothers are facing a number of charges


Chatham Hoping PR Firm Pays Dividends

One of the fastest growing communities in Sangamon County is hoping to draw even more business

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.

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Food Pantries Thankful for Contributions

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Donations at Illinois food pantries during the holiday season helps them stay open year round.

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Businesses Get EDGE Tax Credits


The deals through the EDGE tax-credit program, though, would not provide tax incentives until Rauner and Illinois lawmakers agree on the overdue state budget.

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Historic Site Acquires Historical Portrait

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Olof Krans depicted Bishop Hill in Henry County.

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History Professor to Lead U of I Chancellor Search

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Antoinette Burton will chair the 15-member committee.