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Two-Dozen Fall Ill at All-City Catholic School Mass

About two-dozen Catholic school students from across Springfield fell ill at an outdoor Mass at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School’s west campus Monday morning.


Police Seek Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect

A man trying to steal a wallet ended up with a bruised body and bruised ego instead.


Manchester Shooting Victim Recovering Well

The grandmother of a 7-year-old who survived an April shooting in Manchester that left six members of her family dead says the girl is adjusting to life.


Quinn, Again, Tries to Push Pension Conference Committee

Gov. Pat Quinn says the conference committee working on pension restructuring should hurry up, which is what he has been saying since the committee’s inception.


Illinois State Helicopter Crashes in New Mexico

A helicopter owned by the Illinois Department of Transportation has crashed in New Mexico.


Foreign Firms Employ More Than 350,000 in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has released some figures about the Illinois economy during his trip to Japan.

After 145 years, Marching Illini Come Home

After well over a century without a permanent place to practice the Marching Illini will finally put down some roots…


Illinois Sales Tax Receipts Rise 11 percent

Illinois sales tax receipts rose 11 percent in August. Strong automobile sales likely helped lift the numbers. That runs counter…


Chicago Gets State Loan to Replace Water Pipes

The city of Chicago is getting a $25 million low-interest loan from the state to replace more than 18 miles…


Chicago Considering Way Around Concealed Carry Law

Under a proposed ordinance, bars and restaurants serving alcohol in Chicago could lose their liquor licenses if they fail to ban firearms from their establishments.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.