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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…


ISBE Announces FY15 Budget Hearings

The Illinois State Board of education will be holding public hearings across the state to discuss the education FY15 budget.…


Construction on new Rochester Water Main to Begin Soon

Rochester is getting a new water main. Water lines within the infrastructure were built in the 1930’s and are approaching…


Local Corn Farmers Battle 25-Percent Moisture

A Springfield-area farmer says the yields could be excellent – in areas where the moisture is not too much.

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.

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Lawyers for Schock Say Documents Handed Over to Prosecutors

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Attorneys for former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock say they have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on documents currently under review by a federal judge.

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Senate Democratic Candidates Seek Backing From Big Names

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Some powerful Democrats in Illinois are backing different candidates in the party’s U.S. Senate primary.

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Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.