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More Early School Closings Due to Heat

Springfield School District 186 is joining other area districts in dismissing students early because of the oppressive heat.


Mixed News for Ball-Chatham Schools Budget

The 2014 fiscal year draft budget has been presented to the Ball Chatham Community School Board. Transportation and per pupil…


Millikin Student’s Cause of Death “Undetermined”

The Macon County coroner’s office says the preliminary cause of death for a 19-year-old Millikin University student is “undetermined.”


Savings of Madigan’s Pension Proposal Disputed

The estimated savings on a pension proposal backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan earlier this year is nearly $25 billion less than originally thought.


Kirk Advocates for Syrian Missle Strike

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is advocating for the U.S. to launch a missile strike at the Syrian regime which is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians.


Smart Phones Useable as Proof of Auto Insurance

Illinoisans can now use their phones to show proof of car insurance.


Concealed Carry Appeal Date Set

A federal appeals court will hear arguments October 3rd over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s concealed-carry law.


Glenwood Coaches Mindful of Heat as Season Approaches

As the football season kicks into high gear, area schools are still mindful of the hot weather we will still have.


Quinn So Far Mum on Proposed Pension Changes

Gov. Pat Quinn won’t say whether he’s behind the pension plan being considered by the conference committee, but says their progress is “positive.”


Speciality License Plates Approved, But Not Yet Produced

Before a new plate can be manufactured, there must be commitments from at least 1500 motorists.

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

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Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.

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Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents


The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.

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State Rep. Avery Bourne to Run for Full Term


State Rep. Avery Bourne to run for election.

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United Way’s “Days of Action” This Weekend

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The United Way of Central Illinois is holding the annual Fall Days of Action.

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Former Gov. Quinn Appears in Champaign

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

"One day a peacock, the next day a feather duster."