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ADM Considering Sites for HQ

A spokeswoman for Archer Daniels Midland Company says the agribusiness giant is still considering a variety of locations for its…


Man Facing Sex Charges

A Springfield man is facing sex charges


St. Pat’s School: Thanks!

As hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the city Friday afternoon, one small struggling Catholic school is looking a bit…


Jerome Officials Confirm Muslim Appreciation Campaign is a Sham

The village of Jerome is responding to a national report that they have a school celebrating Muslim Appreciation Month in…


Students, Zoo Animals Complete Enrichment Project in Decatur

Animals at a central Illinois zoo got to play with unusual toys designed by a group of elementary school students.…


Quinn: Focus on Pensions Not ADM in Decatur

Gov. Pat Quinn says there will be no tax breaks to keep Archer Daniels Midland in Illinois until a pension…


Man in Critical Condition in Springfield Shooting

A shooting Friday morning has left a man in critical condition. Springfield Police responded to a home invasion and shooting…


Pension Plans Being Floated

The president of the Illinois Senate is sharing pension proposals with newspaperpeople around Illinois. The key to a compromise being…


IDNR Fracking Permit Website Up and Running

The people who want to do hydraulic fracturing in Illinois are closer to drilling. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources…


New Consulting Firm in Springfield

A new company has a Springfield address for its international headquarters. ZG Worldwide has hung out its shingle and company…

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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.