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Clinton Lake home explosion

Cause unknown; occupants okay


Gun permit backlog

Even without concealed carry requests

Juvenile prison population down

Alternatives cheaper, group says


Lawmaker: Abolish ISBE

Local schools need the money more, says Rep. Dan Brady


Springfield Jobs Summit for Minorities, Women

Construction jobs are coming to the area, eventually. With the Springfield Rail Relocation Project, the Illinois High Speed Rail Project…

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Health Exchange: How Does it Work

The health insurance marketplace, now named Get Covered Illinois, will open Tuesday. The marketplace will be a website where customers…

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Illinois short on ‘Obamacare’ Guides

Illinois officials say only a fraction of the expected army of outreach workers will be certified and ready Tuesday to…

Illinois Lottery Brings Back Halloween Raffle Game

The Illinois Lottery is bringing back a Halloween-themed game that offers four $1 million prizes. The lottery’s Halloween Millionaire Raffle…


Simon to Hold Rural Emergency Medicine Summit

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is bringing together emergency medical workers and health care providers from rural communities to discuss how…

New Berlin Vet Memorial

Illinois Democrats Seek Benefits for Filipino Vets

Democratic members of Illinois’ congressional delegation have introduced a bill to restore full veterans’ benefits to all Filipino-Americans who fought…

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Springfield Micro-Lending Fund Gives $120K in 1st 2 months

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The city of Springfield's new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans.

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U of I Business Incubator has NSF Grants for Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

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The people trying to turn ideas into commerce at the University of Illinois have a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in a program called AWARE.

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SAA Hopes to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano with Crowdfunding Help

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A crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise the final $7,500 needed to bring a possibly 180-year piano back to playable condition.

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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.