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2 weeks ago

Flight to Chicago Makes Emergency Landing in Tennessee

A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago had to make an emergency landing in Nashville after hitting turbulence that caused an engine covering to come off.

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2 weeks ago

Trial Begins in Chicago Police Federal Lawsuit

Jury selection has started in a federal lawsuit brought by a man who was shot by 11 times by Chicago police officers.

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2 weeks ago

Helping Hands Has New Executive Director

Amy Voils has been working as the new executive director of Helping Hands for more than a week now.

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2 weeks ago

Medical Marijuana Urged for Epilepsy

Parent explains need for medical marijuana.

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2 weeks ago

Property Taxes, Red Tape Vex Mayors

But, says one, a property tax freeze would not help

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2 weeks ago

Illinois Mayor: Time for Drastic Action

Pension costs could lead to minimal services

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2 weeks ago

SIU Campuses Expect Enrollment Dip, Blame Springfield

Gridlock in Springfield between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature has delayed a budget plan for the year that began July 1.

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2 weeks ago

Teens arrested for Allegedly Shooting People with BBs

Police say they found a backpack in the SUV that had three pellet guns inside. They also found pellet cartridges.

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2 weeks ago

Bald Eagle Found Shot in Southern Illinois Recovering Well

A bald eagle found with a gunshot wound in Southern Illinois is recovering and is expected to fly again after having surgery this week.

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2 weeks ago

Illinois Hog Farmer Expansion Notices Hit Half of 2015 Total

According to the state Department of Agriculture's website, there were 61 intent-to-construct applications filed so far in 2016. There were 122 such applications for all of 2015.

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2 weeks ago

Former Illinois Governor Gives Keynote Speech at Prairie Heart Institute Inaugural Fundraising Event

Jim Edgar, who is still under the care of the Prairie Heart Institute, gave the keynote address at their inaugural fundraiser last night.

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2 weeks ago

WIU Women’s Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Western Illinois University Women's Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary while planning for the retirement of its director.

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2 weeks ago

Illinois State Boosts Tuition for Incoming Students

The new students will pay 3 percent more in tuition and fees than the students who entered the university last year.

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2 weeks ago

Non-tenure Faculty at U of Illinois Agree to First Contract

Faculty at the University of Illinois' flagship campus who are not on tenure tracks have approved a five-year contract their union negotiated with the school.

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2 weeks ago

Barney’s Furniture Announces Opening Date at New Location

Barney's will open at 10am May 19th in the former Hobby Lobby building at the corner of Wabash and Chatham Road.

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3 weeks ago

Purple Heart Memorial to be Dedicated in August

A Purple Heart memorial will join the memorials for World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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3 weeks ago

Local Home Sales Up Again

There's more mostly good news on the local housing front.

college

3 weeks ago

Another Stopgap College Bill Is in the Works

House could vote next week

Motorcycle

3 weeks ago

Rauner Promotes Motorcycle Awareness

Like him or not, Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing something nobody around Springfield can remember his predecessors doing: ride his own Harley-Davidson motorcycle around the capital city.

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3 weeks ago

SEIU Healthcare Sues Rauner Over OT

The union representing home-care workers in Illinois has filed an unfair labor practices charge against Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.

National Headlines

10 hours ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

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The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

11 hours ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

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Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

11 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

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In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

11 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

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U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.