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Illinois National Guard, Lincoln Home Prepare for Shutdown

A government shutdown wouldn’t cease all Illinois National Guard operations, but a lot of people would feel the pain.


Stevenson Drive Shut Down due to Motorcycle Crash

Springfield Police have shut down Stevenson Drive between Allis St. and Stanton Ave. due to a car vs. motorcycle accident.…


Car vs. Deer Collisions Down in Illinois

This is according to State Farm Insurance. They say the chance over the last year was 1 on 214, down from 1 in 162 the year before.

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…

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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

school test

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