Springfield Woman Faces More DUI Charges in Crash That Killed Two

Faces 11 counts in the deaths from a fatal October crash

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Committee Hearings Begin on YWCA Block Redevelopment

Two city blocks eyed for redevelopment


State Pension Ruling Expected Friday

A Sangamon County judge says he'll issue a ruling Friday over the constitutionality of Illinois' pension overhaul.


Illinois Job Numbers Not Showing Improvement

Unemployment rate holds at 9%

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Koch Looks Forward to Killeen Presidency

University of Illinois Springfield chancellor Susan Koch is elated by the decision.

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Military a Big Employer in the State

$13 billion; 150,000 jobs attributed to Illinois economy

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 Calls State Budget “Stunningly Bad,” Wants Hiring Freeze

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad'' and it will require "strong action'' to fix it.


Congresswoman Duckworth Gives Birth

War vet and baby daughter are doing well


Lawmakers Override Governor’s FOIA Veto

The measure would allow governments to charge higher fees to process some Freedom of Information Act requests.


Springfield Police Make Arrest in School, Church Burglaries

Springfield police say they have one man in custody but are searching for a second, allegedly connected to a string of burglaries of schools and churches.


Beardstown Man Charged with Murder in Baby’s Death

The man charged with beating an 8-month old baby to death in Beardstown has been officially charged.


Rochester Superintendent Neutral on School Funding Measure

The Rochester school district is one of a handful in central Illinois that wouldn't benefit.

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University of Illinois Names New President

The U. of I. announced Wednesday that it’ll be Timothy L. Killeen, coming here from the State University of New York.

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A Link Between Japan and Gettysburg Made in Springfield

Representatives of sister city make visit to mark Lincoln's famous speech


Cross Concedes Treasurer’s Race, Frerichs Wins

Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.


Aldermen OK $2M to Retrofit Generators

Sierra Club urged shutdown; CWLP says not economically viable

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The Viper Mine Expansion Is a Go

Supporters: 300 jobs at stake


A Lot of Talk and No Action on SB 16

School finance bill won't be called in House

FILE - This combo of file photos shows the candidates for Illinois state treasurer from left, Republican state Rep. Tom Cross and Democratic state Sen. Mike Frerichs. The race between the two candidates remains unsettled two days after the Nov. 4, 2014 election.

Updated: Nearly 10,000-Vote Lead for Frerichs

Unofficial totals favor Democrat; certification Nov. 30


Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect on 19th Street

Springfield Police say they've arrested the suspect accused of murdering a man on the east side earlier this month.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare


Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak


The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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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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Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infastructure


China could invade the computer systems of utilities, aviation networks, and financial companies, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency has warned.

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Graco recalls 5M strollers for amputation hazard


Graco has recalled 11 models of strollers after several people have seriously injured themselves.