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Weapons Charge for Convicted Felon

There is one less gun on the streets of Springfield

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Illinois Marketplace to be Called “Get Covered Illinois”

Illinois officials have decided on a brand name for the new health insurance marketplace set to open Tuesday.

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Data Shows Decreased Smoking in Illinois

Judging by state tax receipts, smoking appears to be down in Illinois – but it’s hard to say by how much.

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Springfield Proposes $2 Million More on Infrastructure Repairs

The city of Springfield wants to spend an extra $2 million in dedicated money on infrastructure repair, but Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says it’s inappropriate.

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Bomb Threat Found on Commuter Plane with Springfield Origin

An American Eagle plane originating in Springfield landed at a Louisiana airport after a note about a bomb threat was…

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Chatham Trustee: Despite Complaints, Few Attend Council Meetings

Despite what some say are broken promises, it appears that Chatham residents are giving a collective shrug

AG Madigan Calling on FDA to Ban Sale of E-Cigs to Teens

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the FDA to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to teens. The battery…

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Williamsville Looking Forward While Looking Back

With an eye on the future, the villaqge of Williamsville is still keeping an eye on its past

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Sec. of State White Highlights Veterans’ Stories

Because the secretary of state is also the state librarian and archivist, Jesse White can appreciate a good story

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Illinois Crop Harvest Slow

The progress of the Illinois corn crop is slow.

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17 hours ago in Local

Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

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Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

17 hours ago in Local

LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

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Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

18 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

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President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

23 hours ago in Local

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

24 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.