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policememorial

2 hours ago

31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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3 hours ago

Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

tax

4 hours ago

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

Maybe Wednesday

4-20-16 MAP Rally 1

4 hours ago

More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

crops

11 hours ago

Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

Corn progress best in years

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12 hours ago

Flash Index Is More of a Glimmer

Lowest point since December 2012

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18 hours ago

Langfelder: Y Block Proposals Going Online, to be Considered in Matter of Months

It won’t be at Tuesday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, but it may not be long before aldermen formally consider the proposals submitted for what to do with the former YWCA block downtown near the Governor’s mansion.

5-2-16 Springfield Public School Board Meeting

19 hours ago

Springfield School Board Approves Administrator Moves

The changes include a new principal for Springfield High School.

tax

24 hours ago

Deadline Coming for Constitutional Amendment

Graduated-tax boosters boast bipartisan support

5-2-16 Tourism Week

1 day ago

Springfield Marks Tourism Week

There are a lot of misconceptions about Springfield these days according to local tourism officials.

DCEO

1 day ago

Small Business Week

Conn says she is an example of both the good and bad of Illinois

university illinois

1 day ago

Swastikas Found Again on U of I Campus

University of Illinois police say two more large swastikas have been discovered drawn in campus buildings.

medical marijuana

1 day ago

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Makes Recommendations

An Illinois advisory board is once again recommending that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration add new health conditions to a list of what can be treated legally with medical marijuana.

Carl Sandburg Statue WGIL

1 day ago

Carl Sandburg Statue Dedicated in Poet’s Hometown

A bronze statue of poet Carl Sandburg has been dedicated to his hometown of Galesburg.

Hastert AP

1 day ago

Wrestling Hall of Fame Removes Hastert Awards

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

fire

1 day ago

Construction Worker Dies After Gas Explosion

A construction worker from southwest Illinois has died several weeks after suffering severe burns in a gas explosion while on the job.

SIU

1 day ago

Race-Related Protests on SIU Carbondale Campus

Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.

marijuana

1 day ago

Little Optimism About Medical Marijuana Additions

Board chair Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple says the advisory board is moving forward and evaluating the 15 health conditions on its agenda.

chicago

1 day ago

Hotel to be Built at Chicago’s Navy Pier

The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year.

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1 day ago

Bills about Loosies and Slurpees at the Capitol

"Loosie" sale could be decriminalized; "stolen valor" could be expanded

National Headlines

6 hours ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

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President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

6 hours ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

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Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

13 hours ago in National

Obama takes Supreme Court fight to Republican senators’ home turf

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President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November.

13 hours ago in National

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by business groups to Seattle's law raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move echoed by other locales, in a case focusing on how the ordinance affected local franchises like McDonald's.

13 hours ago in National

Trump hopes to land decisive blow in Indiana showdown with Cruz

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New York billionaire Donald Trump hopes that Indiana's nominating contest on Tuesday will make him unstoppable in what originally had seemed to many a quixotic quest for the Republican presidential nomination.