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Quinn Makes New Appointments, Reappoints Gaming Chairman

Governor Pat Quinn has reappointed Aaron Jaffe to serve as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board. In a statement Friday,…

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Prep Football Refs Advise Extra Breaks for Players

The Illinois High School Association is advising schools to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related problems as prep football begins…

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$14.4 Million Awarded for Springfield Underpass

The federal government has awarded a $14.4 million grant for a railroad underpass in Springfield that will improve service along the emerging 110-mph Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis.

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Authorities Search for Missing Schuyler County Man

Authorities are looking for a man they say could be in danger.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Murder

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a man’s New Year’s Eve 2010 stabbing death.

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More Cameras on School Buses

Cameras seem to be watching our every move. Next up: a camera to see if you’re illegally passing a stopped…

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No-Bid State Contracts Up 33 Percent

State officials authorized more than $135 million in emergency no-bid contracts during the most recent fiscal year — about 33 percent more than the year before.

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New Director Named for Camp Butler Cemetery

An Army veteran who earned two bronze stars for combat operations in Iraq has been named the new director of Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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Man Faces Charges After Blow Dart Attacks at U of I

A 19-year-old man is facing a reckless conduct charge after two people were shot with blowgun darts as they walked on the University of Illinois campus.

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Lopez Sticks to HS Consolidation Idea Despite Backlash

The Springfield Board of Education’s vice president is sticking to his guns — he wants to explore high school consolidation.

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Central Illinois Mitsubishi Plant Sold to Liquidation Firm

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Maynards Industries will take possession of the property in Normal on June 1.

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Illinois Man Charged With Threatening Prosecutor

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Travis Withers of Brooklyn, Illinois has been charged with threatening the life of St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly.

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Flooding Leaves Behind Sand, Debris in Illinois County

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Debris piles and massive sand deposits were left behind after waters went through the breach of the Len Small Levee.

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U of Illinois Reaches Agreement with Non-tenured Faculty

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A contract ratification vote will be held later in the week.

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New Director Named to ALPLM

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Governor Rauner announces two new appointees, one to the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library.