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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…


White’s Organ Donor Program Wins Two Awards

Secretary of State Jesse White’s Organ/Tissue Donor Public Awareness Campaign won two awards this week. The program was recognized during…


Publicity Battle Over Lawmakers Pay Continues

The governor has not given up his fight to keep paychecks away from state lawmakers, while the comptroller has already…


Adult Education Week

It’s Adult Education Week across the country. The Illinois Community College Board is reminding what’s offered in the way of…

Prison for bank ex-president

Embezzled more than $500,000

Doctor pleads guilty

Billed insurance for treatment he did not perform


Watchdog Group: Juvenile Justice System Needs Overhaul

A report from the John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group, claims that the Illinois Youth Center in Kewanee doesn’t have…


LLCC: Still Among the Best Values, Most Friendly to Vets

In addition to having some of the lowest tuitions across the state, Lincoln Land Community College has again passed a balanced budget for the next fiscal year

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100 Days In… Still No Budget Progress


To say Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats are at an impasse is an understatement.

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Rauner Appoints Jacksonville Businessman to Lead IHPA

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Jim Bruner is known for his business acumen, having led United Contractors Midwest since 2001.

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Amtrak to Suspend Chicago to St. Louis Train Service Oct. 17 – 31


The work was scheduled for later in the month to avoid disrupting travel during the NLDS between the Cardinals and Cubs.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

State Fair Vendor

Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.