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Cause of Menard County State’s Attorney Death Determined

Menard County’s state’s attorney has died of natural causes. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards announced Ken Baumgarten was pronounced dead…

Superintendent Candidates Available for Question Wednesday

Residents in the Springfield public school district are being encouraged to make their voices heard in the search for the…

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Rural Communities Can Find Resources on New Site

A website compiling information about resources rural communities can use is making progress, according to the director of the Illinois Institute…

Will We See a Farm Bill?

Will Congress pass a farm bill this year – and does it matter? Illinois Farm Bureau President Phillip Nelson says…

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High-Speed Rail Meeting in Springfield on Tuesday

Questions, comments and concerns will all be addressed on the High-Speed Rail during an open meeting in Springfield. The Illinois…

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Don’t Wait on FEMA Relief, Apply Now

If you were affected by mid-November storms, register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency now. That’s the message FEMA Public…

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Quinn Fights Changes in Ethanol Rules

Governor in Washington to protest EPA proposal

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Illinois, by the Numbers, in a New Census Report

Illinois home values, ownership rate sag

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New Pension Law in Place, But Will it Stick?

The new pension law does not solve the state’s financial problems by itself.

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Menard County States Attorney Pronounced Dead

The Menard County States Attorney has been pronounced dead.

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Springfield Opens New Park

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Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

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Former U.S. Rep. Jackson Leaves Prison

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FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.

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Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

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The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

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Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

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Macoupin County Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Madigan's office says the arrest of Timothy Saxton, 37, is the 75th since her office started what's called "Operation Glass House".