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Say “So Long” to $1.75/Gallon Gasoline, At Least for Now

Don't expect to see regular unleaded selling for $1.75 around Springfield again anytime soon


What to Watch for in Rauner’s First State of the State Address

Gov. Bruce Rauner has a chance to fill in the details on his plans for fixing Illinois' many problems when he delivers his first State of the State speech.

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Illinois Gets $52.5 Million in S&P Settlement

Standard and Poor’s is paying out $1.4 billion nationally over claims it inflated ratings to risky mortgage-backed securities in the years before the 2008 financial crisis.


Two Arrests After U of I Student’s Body Found Near Tolono

Authorities in Champaign County have arrested two suspects in the killing of a University of Illinois student from Chicago.


Update: Springfield Homicide Victim Identified

The man shot and killed on north MacArthur Boulevard has been identified.

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McFarland: Sell West Side Farmland

A Springfield school board member is making a familiar plea -- there will be no west side high school, so let's sell the farm land it would have been built on.


Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded

Rauner spokesman Lance Trover says letters to 18 winning cultivation centers and 52 retail shops have been sent.


Graduated Tax Idea Resurfaces in Illinois

It’s good enough for the federal government, and at least one state lawmaker will make the case that it can help Illinois’ bottom line.


Rauner Continues Push To Curb Government Unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois must curb government-union powers and reduce spending on state workers' salaries and benefits.


13th Street Shooting Sends Woman To Hospital

A 19-year-old woman was shot late Sunday night on Springfield's east side but is expected to be okay.


State-Run Daycare Running Out of Money

Illinois parents and providers are being warned that the state has run out of money to pay for a subsidized day care program.


Nuclear Plants Want Change in State Energy Policy

How much bearing do Illinois’ nuclear power plants have on the economy?

Downtown Springfield as viewed from a World War II era B-17 bomber

Springfield Metro Deemed State’s “Most Affordable”

The Springfield metro area has been deemed the state's most affordable in which to live.


Incident Response Center Activated; Springfield Spared Brunt of Storm

Bruce Rauner's office says the governor has activated the State Incident Response Center.


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“Safe Passage” Is Subject of New Bill

1.5-mile radius would be waived

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Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines


Physicians worry that makes under-vaccinated kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases.

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Homeland Security funding deal elusive


Homeland Security faces another possible shutdown this week.

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Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high


The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dakota Johnson joins ISIS


The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star hosted "SNL" this weekend and a sketch featuring her joining the terrorist group has sparked controversy.

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Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing tensions over Iran speech


Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm as Netanyahu arrived for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies.