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Springfield Man, 89, Causes Three Vehicle Crash on I-72

Westbound Interstate 72 between MacArthur Boulevard and the 6th Street split was closed for a couple of hours as Illinois State Police investigated a three vehicle crash.


Enyart Defends Vote Against Military Chaplain Resolution

As the former head of the Illinois National Guard, Enyart calls the measure “an absolutely phony, feel-good bill” that doesn’t resolve Washington’s bigger issues.


Quinn Says Federal Shutdown Affects Illinois Jobs

He urges Congress to “end the nonsense”


Poshard: Illinois Shorts Schools in Poor Areas

He’s retiring, but he’s not shy about sharing his opinions.


Illinois Lags in Caring for Poor: Study

Study says getting more people insured would help


Drought Hurting Crops

Much of Illinois is experiencing a drought. Forty-six percent of the state is in drought, and 90 percent is at…

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Topinka Optimistic on Pension Compromise

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she likes what she has heard so far of a pension compromise proposal that…


Quinn Not Ready to Endorse Pension Deal

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t ready to endorse a pension reform deal being discussed by the conference committee. Quinn said based…

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12,000 Apply for Medicaid with New Website

More than 150,000 people have visited a state website to learn if they qualify for Medicaid or to buy health…


U of I Sees Increase in Stolen Bikes

Officials of the University of Illinois police department say they’ve seen an increase in the number of stolen bicycles this…

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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.