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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…


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…


Quinn Fights Changes in Ethanol Rules

Governor in Washington to protest EPA proposal


Illinois, by the Numbers, in a New Census Report

Illinois home values, ownership rate sag


New Pension Law in Place, But Will it Stick?

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


Menard County States Attorney Pronounced Dead

The Menard County States Attorney has been pronounced dead.


Southern Illinois Prosecutor’s Comments Draw Complaint

The Illinois state disciplinary agency for lawyers has filed a complaint against a southern Illinois prosecutor over comments he made…


Senators Talk Benefits of Illiana Expressway

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coats of Indiana are talking up the benefits of the proposed Illiana…


Wind Turbine Damage Blamed on Strong Storms

The company that operates an eastern Illinois wind-energy farm where two blades recently broke off a turbine near a school…

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Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract


A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.

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Butler Supports Rauner’s Refugee Move

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State Representative Tim Butler stands behind Governor Bruce Rauner in temporarily halting the admission of refugees from Syria into Illinois.

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Pension Benefits Cut for New Firefighter Hires

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Firefighters hired from here on out for the Springfield Fire Department will not receive a perk that current firefighters get.

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Appeals Court Upholds Beason Murder Conviction


The Fourth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home.

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Judge Will Not Reinstate Bloomington Murder Charges


A McLean County judge has turned down a prosecution request to reinstate murder charges against a Bloomington woman in the death of her young son.