Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

He's not involved, spokesman says


Enough Rain Already, State Corn Farmers Could Say

It's too late to do anything for corn except delay harvest

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Deal with 186 Teachers in Reach

Springfield School District teachers have struck a tentative deal on a one-year contract


Slottag Seeks Ward 8 Seat; Theilen Alleges Political Meddling

A familiar name is running for Springfield City Council.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner: Quinn Needs Patronage

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wants everyone hired under patronage rules at the Illinois Department of Transportation, but given non-patronage, work to be fired.


Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

The owner of Springfield's Bel-Aire motel likely died of natural causes.


Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.


Oak Ridge Cemetery Restoring Abe Lincoln’s Vault

A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body after his 1865 funeral in Springfield is set to be restored, state officials said.


Lifeline Connects People

4 percent of Illinoisans have no phone

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Micro-government Is a Popular Target

But people like local control!


Learn about Clyde Choate

Medal of Honor recipient was a popular politician from Southern Illinois


Callis’ Residency Is Questioned

Report: Signed documents as a Missourian while a sitting judge in Illinois


Report: Bel-Aire Owner Is Dead

Notorious landmark still being fixed up, employee says

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New Americorp Grads Ready to Serve

New class of Americorp volunteers make pledge during 20th year of program.

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IDNR Program to Make Women Outdoor Enthusiasts Going Strong After 20 Years

Becoming An Outdoors Woman is a popular program offered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.


IDOT Still Employs 173 Hired Improperly

The IDOT document shows that 173 of the 245 people hired as "staff assistants" since 2002 still work for the state, including 161 at the transportation agency.


“Welcome Home Veterans” Marks Milestone

Illinois is marking progress with a program that helps military personnel and veterans buy homes


Abused Women in Central Illinois Have Several Agencies Willing to Help

Whether domestic violence is “trending” on social media or not, it’s going to hurt long after Ray Rice is forgotten

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Champaign TV Anchor Only has Months to Live

Popular anchor suffering brain cancer


Durbin: GOP to Blame for the Death of Campaign Finance Reform

A proposed amendment to the U.S.. Constitution on campaign financing has stalled

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Obama to deploy troops as Ebola crisis worsens


The U.S. announced a ramped-up plan to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, including a major deployment in Liberia.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Sesame Street’s ‘Star S’mores’ trailer


Sesame Street has its own take on "Star Wars" and it's adorable, funny, creative ... and makes us want to be a kid again.

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FCC sees record feedback on ‘net neutrality’


The FCC has received a record number of comments from consumers and lawmakers on proposed new Internet traffic rules.

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115K could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration


People in 36 states could lose their health insurance under Obamacare, because of problems involving citizenship.

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Lawmakers move toward urging Syrian rebels, with conditions


Lawmakers will begin debating legislation to approve arming and training rebels who oppose both ISIS militants and Syria's government.