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Two Illinois Congressmen Arrested

Illinois congressmen are among those who were arrested for civil disobedience during an immigration rally in Washington.


Springfield High School Briefly Locked Down

Springfield High School was placed on a brief soft lockdown Tuesday as police looked for suspects in a stabbing.

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Springfield Public Schools Investigating “Significant” Theft

The Springfield Public School District is investigating what it’s calling a significant amount of money stolen from a high school’s activity fund.

Johnson: Lanphier Teachers Should “Work Harder.”

A handful of Lanphier High School teachers stormed out of the Springfield School Board meeting, angry and offended by comments from a board member.


Rauner Selects Lt. Gov Running Mate

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has picked his running mate: Evelyn Sanguinetti.


Illinois Prepares for Immigrant Drivers Licenses

Illinois officials are preparing for a massive effort that will give thousands of immigrants in the country illegally permission to drive.


Cullerton and Madigan: Send Lawmaker Pay Case to Supreme Court

House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton say they’re okay with the Illinois Supreme Court hearing arguments over the governor’s cancelled pay initiative.


No USDA Crop Report — Does it Matter?

The partial shutdown of the federal government will not, of course, stop farmers from running their combines or milking their cows.

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Springfield BOE Considers County-Wide Sales Tax Increase

The conversation has started — the Springfield Board of Education is considering a one percent, county-wide sales tax hike to benefit mainly Springfield public schools.


Quinn: Gay Marriage Bill Could Pass in Fall Session

Gov. Pat Quinn believes the gay marriage bill can be passed in the Illinois House during the veto session later…

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

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The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.