Three Charged With Embezzling County Funds

Three former Wiliamson County employees charged with embezzling more than $80,000

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A New Executive Director: Illinois State Board of Elections

The upcoming Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections states his views on Illinois elections.


University Receives Grant To Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus

Senator Dick Durbin announces a grant to Nortwestern University to prevent sexual assaults on campus.

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Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.


Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Tells GOP Not to Expect Favors if He is Elected

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner says he won't offer any patronage jobs to GOP members if he wins.


Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.


Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.


Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.


SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.


Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.


Six Arrested in Pair of Sex Assaults

Weekend crimes at SIUC

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Innocence Project Gets Grant

US DOJ awards money to UIS


Rauner Is Not Impressed with Airport Slot Machines

Gambling is addictive and can hurt families, he says

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St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients


Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.


Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.


Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia


CO Detectors Are Not Required in Schools

After North Mac, expect legislation

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Americans are really angry with Washington


Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘The Voice’ vs. Jimmy Fallon


Jimmy Fallon is back with another lip sync battle, but this time he faces off against two of music's biggest names.

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers


Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush put on FBI wanted list


A week-long manhunt continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, who was added to the FBI's "most wanted" list.