U of I Economist: Farmers Who Rent May Need To Re-Negotiate

A University of Illinois Economist says farmers who rent may have to renegotiate their terms due to fall in profits.


Thousands of Gallons of Used Cooking Oil Stolen: 3 Arrested

Three men have been arrested for stealing cooking oil from restaurants to sell to biodiesel plants.


Prison Time For Former Custodian: Sex With Special Ed Student

A former Jr. High custodian goes to prison for sex with a 15-year-old special education student.

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Minimum Wage: Illinois Workers Demand Increase

Illinois Fast Food Workers demand an increase in the state's minimum wage.


Potential for Severe Weather Today in Central Illinois

Potential threat of severe weather this afternoon through tonight in Springfield and Central Illinois.

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Christie Pledges More Money to Rauner Campaign

Christie says the Republican Governors Association will pledge more money to Rauner's campaign.

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Winnebago County Faces Budget Shortfall, Considers Hiring Freeze

A northern Illinois county may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. Winnebago County…

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Those with Epilepsy Added to List of Patients Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Children with epilepsy also approved for medical marijuana in a non-smokable form.


Kirk: Hines VA Hospital Problems Getting Worse

Senator recommends criminal investigation


Spaulding Launch Closed This Weekend

Crews ensuring fuel cleaned up

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Quinn, Rauner Spar over Assault Weapons

The issue of a ban on assault weapons is now entering the governor’s race


US Sen. Kirk: Proposed Regulations Onerous for Community Colleges

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says proposed federal regulations could cost millions of dollars for the state’s community colleges


Coroner: Remains Not Bianco’s; Now Says Homicide Likely

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the human remains found in Rochester last weekend do not belong to Michelle Bianco, who's been missing since 2008.

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Plans Emerge for Jackson Street Pedestrian Corridor

The south end of downtown Springfield could get a makeover if one organization can find the money.


Fracking Interests: Why Aren’t We Fracking Yet?

The fracking people are out of patience.


IHSA Being Sued

The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances


Indictments Handed Down in Downtown Murder

In jail on unrelated charges

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Quinn Takes Issue With Latest Rauner Ad

Governor says ads misleading


Korean War National Museum Rededicated

The Korean War National Museum in Springfield was re-dedicated the same way Fighting in the Korean War ended... with Marine Bob Ericson playing taps on his bugle.

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Making headlines this week


A look at the news that made headlines and the stories you might have missed.

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Meat, seafood prices soaring on drought and disease


Get ready for your grocery bill to jump even higher.

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Republicans may try to impeach Obama


A top White House adviser says Republicans may try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.

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White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on border crisis


White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not approve $3.7B in emergency funds to tackle the child migration crisis.

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Creepy porcelain dolls left on California front porches


Police are investigating dolls left on the doorsteps of at least eight families, that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters.