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Extreme Binge Drinking Not Uncommon in High School

A new report finds almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking. That…

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Illinois Farm Bureau Predicts Good Harvest

The harvest has begun, but only for those who started early.

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Topinka’s up for another term

Seeks second term as comptroller

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NRA disappointed in conceal rules

The drive to implement Illinois’ new concealed-carry law is dragging before it even starts, according to one of the state’s leading gun rights advocates.

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Organizers Pleased with World Tour Celtic Festival

The World Tour Celtic Festival was a success. Organizer Beth Ogilvy said the event went well, with dancing, singing and…

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Otter Hunts Were a Success in Illinois

Illinois’s first otter trapping season in 84 years has been deemed a success, as about 2,000 otters were captured, beating…

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University of Illinois Considers Firing Professor

University of Illinois trustees are expected later this month to consider the rare step of stripping a professor of tenure…

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Remains Identified as Villa Grove Woman

Police say they’ve identified human remains found in rural central Illinois last month as a 23-year-old Villa Grove woman. Champaign…

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Rutherford Touting Jobs Plan

If he’s elected governor, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford will create a new office to attract businesses to the state, headed…

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City of Springfield: Thanks for the Help!

One area business owner took matters into his own hands and one thing led to another…a new city initiative.

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On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

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Won't give up on "structural change"

8 hours ago in Local

Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

11 hours ago in Local

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

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An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

12 hours ago in Local

Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

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The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.