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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,…


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…


$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.


Authorities Search for Missing Schuyler County Man

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


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.


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…


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.


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.


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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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.