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Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old’s Death

A Madison County jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding 42-year-old John Holman III guilty.

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North Mac Elementary School Evacuated After Strange Odor was Detected

No gas or carbon monoxide leaks were detected but a new temperature control system was installed in the building.

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Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.


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Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.

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$1 Million Donated for Governor’s Mansion Repairs

The organization leading efforts to renovation the Illinois governor's mansion says it received $1 million in donations last year toward efforts to fix a leaky roof and other things.

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Illinois Up for Federal Transportation Money

Illinois transportation planners are awaiting details of how they could use a potential multi-million windfall for the state.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

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ALPLM Free for Lincoln’s Birthday

It's President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and officials with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are unquestionably celebrating.

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Rauner Announces “Order of Lincoln” Awards

A former U.S. transportation secretary, the founder of a breast cancer charity and an NPR host are recipients of this year's Order of Lincoln Awards.


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Former Lawmaker Faces Child Porn Suit

Former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham has been sued by two children who say they appeared in pornographic videos he was sent to prison for downloading.

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SAT to Replace ACT

A new college entrance exam is coming to Illinois.

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Second Arrest Made in Rochester Homicide

One of two people that remained wanted after a deadly shooting incident late last month outside Rochester has been taken into custody.

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President Obama’s Visit: The Day After

They're not done replaying the game films yet, but those involved in orchestrating Wednesday's presidential visit to Springfield say, for now, it was a fun and positive experience that went well.


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Chicago Woman Charged with Supplying Gun to Niece

Federal prosecutors say a Chicago woman has been indicted on charges that she supplied her 14-year-old niece with the handgun the girl allegedly used to kill another teen during an argument over a boy.

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Par-a-Dice Cuts Staff, Blames Video Gaming

Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria has announced announced they are laying off employees amidst a protracted slump in business.


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Jury Sides with Illinois Man in Excessive Force Lawsuit

Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.

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District 186 Misses Out on School Construction Bonds

The Illinois State Board of Education has approved 29 school districts for low-interest and zero-interest bonds to pay for the construction and remodeling of schools.


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Bloomington Police Close Probe of 1984 Killing

Police in Bloomington say they are closing the investigation of a 1984 homicide because the man they believe was the most likely suspect has been dead for years.

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Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

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LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

National Headlines

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79


Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

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Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas


With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

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Consumers flexing their muscles


U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

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Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban


The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.