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Global warming isn’t taking a break

An apparent slowdown in the pace of global warming is likely an illusion after a new study found no break in the trend of rising temperatures.


in Lifestyle

Lawmakers eyeing stronger protections for pregnant workers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation to boost protections for pregnant workers in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling.


in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, June 5.


in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, June 5

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today, Friday, June 5.


in Local

Water Woes Have a Ripple Effect in Chatham

Deputy police chief, six dispatchers could go


in Local

Workers’ Comp Bill Passes Illinois House

Republicans are mad; Gov. Rauner may veto the bill

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

in Local

Again, Says the House Speaker, Moderation Will Win the Day

Don't forget, says Madigan, the governor's proposed budget was out of balance

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Local National Guard Troops Going to Cuba

The 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment will deploy Sunday for training in Texas, then a nine-month mission in Cuba.


in Local

Kirk to Give Hastert’s Campaign Donation to Charity

A $10,000 campaign donation from former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to Senator Mark Kirk's political campaign is going to charity.


in Local

Springfield Police Chief Ready for Body Cameras

Chief Winslow: the legislation sent to Governor Bruce Rauner allowing police departments to use body cameras is "workable."

road construction

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Transportation Group Wants More Road Money

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition says budget crisis or not, the state road program needs to be better funded before it's too late.

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State Farm to Have New CEO

Bloomington-based State Farm will have a new CEO for the first time in decades.


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Rauner Administration Calls Purvis Hearing a “Sham”

The governor’s office played the sex card in defending its secretary of education.


in National

Recall: Safety of Takata air bag replacements questioned

At least 400,000 of the replacement Takata air bags used to fix the historic recall will need to be replaced again due to another potentially defective part.


in Viral Videos

Watch Channing Tatum prank a bunch of unsuspecting ‘Magic Mike’ moviegoers

Who could have guessed this creepy marketing guy is actually the star stripper in disguise.


in Local

Police Looking for Man Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Police are looking for help finding a man they say made thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card purchases in the Springfield area.


in Lifestyle

‘Death risk’ calculator can predict your five-year outlook

Compare your "Ubble age" to your real age in a few simple steps.


in National

Texas doctors do first skull-scalp transplant

The surgery marks the first transplant of its kind, to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.


in Entertainment

Showtime to start streaming next month

The network will start streaming programs on July 12, coinciding with the new seasons of "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan."

Recent Headlines

in Local

CWLP Not Concerned About Supreme Court EPA Ruling


The Supreme Court decision striking down the EPA's regulations on toxic air emissions from power plants doesn't effect City Water Light and Power too much.

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Rauner Vetoes Portions of Transportation Budget

Budget Cuts

Gov. Bruce Rauner sliced some chunks off the state construction budget before signin

in Local

Dems Propose One Month State Budget


The state greets the new fiscal year with no budget, but there are alternatives.

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Ill. Route 97 Reopened at Koke Mill, Moore Rd. Following Accident


Police so far haven't said what caused the crash, nor have they said if there are any injuries.

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Man Dead After Motorcycle Crash


A Springfield man is dead after an early morning motorcycle crash.