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Springfield Man in Critical Condition Following Crash

A motorcycle and mini van crash at the intersection of Clear Lake Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on…

Lincoln Letter Verified

A new document related to Abraham Lincoln has been verified by a program administered by Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library…


Report Highlights Water Pollution From Coal-Fueled Powerplants

A new report claims coal-fueled power plants have gotten around clean water laws for decades, and Illinois has some of the worst offenders.


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…

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

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Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.

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Former Gov. Ryan Calls for Criminal Justice Reform


Former Gov. George Ryan is using examples from his own time in prison to call for changes to the criminal justice system.

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Students from China Help Champaign-Urbana

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More than 5,200 students from China attend the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana.

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Kent Gray Named Trump’s Illinois Campaign Director

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

Featuring: Donald Trump
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 03 Sep 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

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Gray directed reporters' inquiries to Hope Hicks, a national communications director for Trump, who wouldn't let us talk to him.