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No Endorsement for Campbell, Barr from Sangamon Co. GOP

The Sangamon County Republican Party’s Executive Committee has agreed to endorse neither Undersheriff Jack Campbell nor retired deputy Wes Barr in the Republican primary for sheriff.


Hanna: Bomb Threat Likely Not Connected to Springfield

The plane was to have gotten a fresh crew and a cleaning out, so it would appear the only way a Springfield passenger would have left the note would be if the cleaning crew missed it at DFW.


Two Women Arrested on Weapons, Battery Charges

A domestic dispute about cigarettes became bloody Tuesday night.


Weapons Charge for Convicted Felon

There is one less gun on the streets of Springfield


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.


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.


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…


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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Opponents Upset Chief Illiniwek Merchandise Still Available Online

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Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann says the items are available because there wasn't "any edict to wipe all history or tradition from our books."

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Lisa Madigan Calls for More Compassion Towards Victims of Sex Crimes

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The state's Attorney General says a shift in attitude toward victims of rape, sexual assault, and other such crimes will lead toward more of these crimes being reported.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of a Former Pleasant Plains Woman

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One suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the murder of a former Springfield area woman.

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

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Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.

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Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents


The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.