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Grimm Complains About “Half-Truths” Leveled by Republicans

There has been no shortage of misrepresentations and half-thruths told during this campaign – so much so that even the Libertarian candidate is complaining.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Stops in Springfield, Vows to End “100 Years” of Dem. Rule

Joined by his wife, running mate, former Gov. Jim Edgar, and other Republicans, Rauner tried to close the sale.


Illinois Early Voting Up Significantly This Year

The Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections is reporting a significant uptick in early voting totals this year in advance of the Nov. 4 election.


Benedictine Students Have Options

Informational fair to provide help on transfers


Springfield’s Leaf Pickup Program Underway

The popular service will run through November 24th.


Man Shot Dead at Highland Park Hospital

Police in suburban Chicago say an officer shot and killed a man who drew a handgun at a hospital.


Voters’ Rights Measure Is on the Ballot

Joins crime victim bill of rights as proposed constitutional amendments


State Tries to Ramp Up Exports

Help is available for companies wanting to export more

SIU School of Medicine

Fight Obesity: Eat Together

Communal meal, no screens


ISBE Looks at Mental Health Needs

Trying to help the whole child, not just academically

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Guv Hopefuls Hit Springfield Today

Polls are open 6a-7p Tuesday

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Project Vote Smart: Illinois Politicians Are A Bunch Of Cowards

Project Vote Smart says Illinois candidates are a bunch of cowards for not answering questionnaire.


Voters Will Have Say In Birth Control Requirement

Voters will have a chance to answer referendum on whether Illinois health insurance plans would require birth control as prescription drug coverage.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Last-Minute Stumping: Candidates Take To The Trail Over The Weekend

Candidates use the last weekend before the election to hit the campaign trail hard.

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Voting Booth No-No: Selfie’s Can Be A Felony

Leave your cell phone in your pocket in the voting booth.


U of I Building New Feed Complex

The $13.3 million complex will receive several million dollars from the State of Illinois.

Photo courtesy of the Decatur Herald & Review

Lake Decatur Dredging Project Begins

$91M dredging project begins on Lake Decatur

smoke detector

Change the Clocks and the Batteries Tonight

Firefighters recommend you change your smoke and CO detector batteries along with your clocks tonight.

Photo courtesy of rebootillinois.com

Candidates for U.S. Senate Clash on Travel Ban

Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis disagree on proposed travel restrictions from those nations hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.

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Judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi


U.S. judges overturned measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states.

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Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow


A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges and threatening to cancel flights across the country. a

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National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest, protests swell across U.S.


Some 2,000 troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St. Louis.

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Thanksgiving travel woes? There’s an app for that


More than 46 million Americans will travel over the long weekend — the most Thanksgiving road warriors since 2007.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: John Oliver takes on Turkey pardoning


The silly tradition is lampooned by the "Last Week Tonight" host.