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4 hours ago

Lawmakers, Interest Groups Set Stage for Final Days

Workers compensation, economic growth discussed in Tuesday news conferences

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11 hours ago

Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase

The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

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17 hours ago

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

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17 hours ago

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

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17 hours ago

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

17 hours ago

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

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17 hours ago

Two Die in Separate ATV Accidents

Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.

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21 hours ago

Wanted: Warmer, Drier Weather for Crops

Illinois corn and soybean crops are in decent shape depending on the region, but most could benefit from warmer weather and a little less rain.

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21 hours ago

1 Dead, FBI Agents Wounded, During Incident

The FBI says two of its agents were shot and wounded while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a suburban Chicago home, and that the man they were seeking there is dead.

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22 hours ago

Rift Over Animal Adoption

A bill that would've required universities in Illinois to offer healthy cats and dogs to rescue organizations after animal testing has provoked a dispute between its Democratic sponsor and the University of Illinois.

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22 hours ago

Remap Group Has Enough Signatures for Ballot

Election officials say a group that wants voters to decide if an independent commission should draw Illinois' political boundaries appears to have enough valid signatures for November's ballot.

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23 hours ago

Faith Coalition Backs Manar’s Education Funding Reforms

Faith Coalition: Republicans Need to Support Manar's proposal.

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23 hours ago

Downtown Y To Debut Youth Fitness Center

A new way for youth to possibly get interested in fitness will officially be unveiled next week at the Springfield YMCA’s downtown branch.

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1 day ago

State Police Emphasize Speed, DUI, Seat Belts

Click It or Ticket, Border to Border

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1 day ago

Jurors Drain County Resources

Five-month total exceeds last fiscal year

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

1 day ago

Inmate: Drew Admitted Killing Stacy

Murder-for-hire trial in Randolph County

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1 day ago

Election Board Concerned about Automatic Plan

Driver's license component costly, they say

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2 days ago

Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

2 days ago

Industry Reacts to Rauner News Conference

Workers Comp? Didn't we already do that?

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2 days ago

Lawmaker: Stop Telling People “Illinois Sucks”

Lawmaker says too many people say "Illinois sucks."

National Headlines

3 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Record number of Millennials are living with their parents

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Living at home with parents is now the most common arrangement for people age 18-34.

3 hours ago in National, World

Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It’s going to be OK

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U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party's nominee.

4 hours ago in National

U.S. security union wants more screeners to ease airport delays

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The union for transportation security officers urged Congress to pay for 6,000 more full-time workers who conduct screenings to alleviate long lines at U.S. airports, a problem that caused a shakeup in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's management.

4 hours ago in National

Violence erupts outside Trump rally in New Mexico

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Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico's biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

4 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 25

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.