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Springfield Company Awarded Concealed Carry Upgrade Contracts

Illinois has awarded contracts for computer upgrades intended to screen out people prohibited from carrying concealed weapons under the state’s new gun legislation.


13th Congressional District Race Grows

A University of Illinois physicist has joined next year’s race for the state’s 13th Congressional District seat.


One Seriously Injured in Springfield Motorcycle Accident

Clearlake Avenue at Martin Luther King Drive was shut down for several hours Tuesday due to a motorcycle/minivan collision.


Ward 6 Ald. Jobe Accused of Battery

Springfield Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe has been accused of battery by one of his neighbors.


Springfield Man Gets 18.5 Years for Injuring Baby

A Springfield man who severely injured his two-month old son has been sentenced to 18-and-a-half years in prison.

Quinn Hints at Special Session During State Fair

Gov. Pat Quinn is hinting at the possibility of a special session on pensions when lawmakers are in Springfield next month for the Illinois State Fair.


Still No Traction for Farm Bill

U-S Senator Dick Durbin says the version of the new Farm Bill that the Senate has passed brings together both…


Student Loan Relief? Rates Could Roll-Back

US Senator Dick Durbin says he is hopeful Congress can reverse the recent jump in interest rates on student loans. …


Illinois Agency Ready for Surge in Calls on Abuse

The Illinois Department on Aging says it can handle an expected increase in hotline calls about alleged abuse of disabled…

Durbin Wants More Police Departments to Trace Guns

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants Illinois police departments to use a federal firearms tracing system that can tell investigators the…

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Morton, Illinois — Pumpkin Capital of the U.S.

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When you enjoy your Thanksgiving dessert, take a moment to think about Morton, a village between Peoria and Bloomington.

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Springfield Police Investigate Early Tuesday Shooting


Police are continuing to investigate a shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man injured.

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Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

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Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

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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.