Madigan Files Pension Appeal

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.


Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.


$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.


Flyers: Know Your Rights!

Financial hurt for airlines who keep you on the tarmac


Springfield IG Position On Hold Pending Ward 10 Appointment

An ordinance is on the table to create the Office of Inspector General, which could be a full time or part time contractual employee.


Springfield Prayer Vigil Held in Wake of Ferguson Riots

Riots in Ferguson spark frank discussions in Springfield


Man Takes Money, Jewelery From North End Store

Springfield Police are looking for a man that robbed a north end payday loan store Tuesday morning.


Christian County Authorities Investigate Baby Death

A one month old baby is dead in Kincaid.


Illinois Ebola Hotline Suspended

The number of calls to it has fallen sharply.


Abner Mikva Receives Congressional Medal of Honor

A longtime federal judge and five-term Democratic congressman from Illinois has received America's highest civilian honor.


USDA: That’s a Wrap for Illinois Crops

Corn 97 percent finished


UPDATED: No Indictment Against Ferguson Officer Wilson

A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown


Like to Play the Numbers? Do it for Veterans

A new lottery ticket is going on sale to help Illinois veterans

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I-55 Closure Tuesday

Plan ahead for some pre-holiday work


Highway Deaths Down

But they’re making a comeback


Two Thirds of Illinois Fourth Graders Fall Short

Advance Illinois promotes its report


Durbin Expects to Work with Rauner

Blagojevich an exception, Durbin says

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off in NYC, officially ushering in the holiday season.

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Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters


Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.

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Ebola survivors thankful for ‘second chance’


Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the U.S. met for the first time.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high


More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.