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Springfield Panhandlers to Sue City; Cite Free Speech

Panhandlers are suing the city for allegedly violating their First Amendment rights to free speech by stopping them from asking for money.


AAA: Declining Gas Prices Stemmed by Syrian Conflict

The debate over whether the U.S. will take military action in Syria is affecting gasoline prices in Illinois.


Houston: City’s Largest Workers’ Comp Claim Money Well Spent

A hefty Workers’ Compensation claim settlement can be looked at as protection in the future.


Quinn Pans Rauner’s Ideas on Term Limits, Reorganized Legislature

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t on board with all the changes proposed by a potential Republican opponent.


Crops Could Use Rain, But Still Better Than Last Year

With a late-summer dry spell, you could complain about the 2013 crops. But it’s a matter of perspective.


City Approves Coal Tar Cleanup Money, Health Care Administrator

The city will pay a total of $1.7 million — $508,000 of that from City Water Light and Power — to clean…

School Board Says Yes to New Residency Policy, ISAT Scores are in

A policy is now in place in School District 186 that says administrative and supervisory employees are required to live…


Sangamon Co. Authorities Interview Police Impersonation Suspects

Thanks to a sharp memory, Sangamon County deputies are questioning two Chatham teens in a recent rash of police impersonations.


Dillard Announces Tracy as Running Mate

State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale), who is running for governor, says he hopes Illinois voters see his latest decision – that of a running mate – as an example of the kind of judgment he will bring to the state’s highest office if elected next year.


Ball-Chatham Official: Fits & Starts with the New School Lunch Menu

It is too early too tell for sure, but one school district says students may be coming around to the idea of eating healthier in the school cafeteria.

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.

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Lawyers for Schock Say Documents Handed Over to Prosecutors

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Attorneys for former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock say they have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on documents currently under review by a federal judge.

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Senate Democratic Candidates Seek Backing From Big Names

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Some powerful Democrats in Illinois are backing different candidates in the party’s U.S. Senate primary.

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Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.