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Schneider: Need More Time on BGA Investigation

The head of the Illinois Department of Transportation is waiting for more information about a Better Government Association investigation alleging…


Take the ‘No Texting While Driving’ Pledge

We should vow not to text while driving, 4H members tell us. You can take a pledge, either on-line or…


Daley: No point in Seeking Cook Dems Endorsement

A spokesman for former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he expects Cook County Democrats to endorse Gov.…

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Dairy Building Offers Alternative to Fried Food at Fair

A new sweet treat – and it’s not even fried – is at the Illinois State Fair this year


Illinois 3rd in Nation for Number of People Signing Up Under DACA

A measure giving temporary legal status to illegal immigrants who came here as children is now a year old.


Statewide Teen Tan Ban Signed

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that bans tanning in Illinois for anyone under age 18.


SIU School of Medicine Makes Donation to Enos School

Enos school was once again the recipient of a long standing relationship with the SIU School of Medicine.


U.S. Sen. Kirk Appears in Springfield, Rallies GOP

Illinois’ top elected Republican fired up the troops during the party’s rally at the state fair Thursday.


Illinois Jobless Rate Climbs

The unemployment rate rose slightly in Illinois in July, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.


Republican Day at the State Fair: Introducing the Crowded Field

The four Republican gubernatorial hopefuls pushed a message of both party unity and that they’re the right person to lead the state at a gathering of Republican county chairmen at the Springfield Crowne Plaza.

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Opponents Upset Chief Illiniwek Merchandise Still Available Online

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Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann says the items are available because there wasn't "any edict to wipe all history or tradition from our books."

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Lisa Madigan Calls for More Compassion Towards Victims of Sex Crimes

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The state's Attorney General says a shift in attitude toward victims of rape, sexual assault, and other such crimes will lead toward more of these crimes being reported.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of a Former Pleasant Plains Woman

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One suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the murder of a former Springfield area woman.

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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.