illinois state police

Police Impersonators Tie Up, Gag Victim South of Springfield

State Police are trying to find another round of police impersonators.


108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds.


Mine Simulator Under Construction in Harrisburg

Coal mining is still a big deal in Illinois, and Terry Bruce says there's really no end in sight.


Quinn Signs Flood Fighting Measure

A newly signed law is aimed at fighting the effects of flooding around Illinois.

scales justice

Guilty Plea in Drug Induced Homicide

Springfield man faces 30 years in drug death


S&P Revises Illinois Outlook Downward

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has changed its outlook on Illinois' credit rating for the worse.


Grandstand Roof Repairs Won’t Be Finished by Fair Time

Repairs to the state fair grandstand's roof won't be finished by the time the fair begins.

rochester police

“No Sign of Homicide” in Female Body Found in Rochester

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards hopes the mystery of a woman's skeleton found in Rochester over the weekend could be solved soon.


Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules “Too Complicated”

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

IL Deer

Changes Are Coming to Deer Hunting Rules

Late-winter antlerless loses some counteis, including Sangamon


Second Thoughts about Landfill Approval

Toxic waste is an issue


$1 Billion for Road Construction

First big capital bill since Illinois Jobs Now! expired


High Poverty, Lower Mortality Rate Highlight Kids Count Report

The state is helping a little, Voices for Illinois Children says.

sangamon county sheriff

Gunman Prompts Lockdown of Rural Springfield Mobile Home Park

Sangamon County Sheriff's Deputies say a lockdown at the Lincoln Place Mobile Home park in unincorporated Springfield near Riverton has ended.


State Appellate Court Rules for FutureGen

A state appellate court handed the FutureGen Alliance a big victory Tuesday.

road construction

Quinn to Public: Slow Down on the Roads

A crash that killed four people on I-55 has the governor talking about highway safety


Arizona Man Charged in Half-Brother’s Death

An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother from Petersburg.


Springfield AT&T Layoffs Total 188

AT&T plans to close the Springfield call center and cut 188 jobs starting August 3.

school board headquarters

Help Wanted: School District Looking for Cable TV Sponsors

School cable channel looking for help from business community

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7 arrested in $1.6M StubHub scam


Police say an international ring defrauded the StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million.

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10M American adults gained coverage under Obamacare


An estimated 10.3 million Americans have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began, according to a study published on Wednesday.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon & The Rock’s 80s workout video


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FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel as Gaza death toll tops 700


The U.S. has lifted a temporary ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

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Obama sends team to Texas to assess National Guard deployment


The President has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the border.