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Illinois General Assembly

Without a Budget, Illinois Spending – and Defecit – Balloon

Lawmakers say they're not even sure how much money is going out the door.


IDOC Says Data of 1,000 Illinois Prison Employees Released

IDOC says there's no indication the data has been misused and continues to investigate.

Illinois State Fairgrounds

Illinois State Fair Honors Veterans with Day of Events

Free admission and other attractions at Illinois State Fair today for Veterans.

governor's mansion

Group Renovating Governor’s Mansion Seeks Design Firms

The Illinois Executive Mansion Association says it will review qualifications and shortlist no more than 10 firms for the project.


NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala Comes Home

It’s been a busy offseason for this year’s NBA finals MVP – but he found a way home to share some knowledge with those following in his footsteps.


Crash on I-55 Kills Springfield Man

A wrong-way crash on I-55 in Logan County has claimed a Springfield man's life.


State Fair Takes Measures to Keep Avian Flu Away From Livestock

Illinois Agriculture Director Phillip Nelson says you won't see any out-of-state birds at this year's fair.

harness racing

Budget Impasse Reduces State Fair Harness Race Winnings

Prize money for harness racing at the Illinois State Fair is down considerably as the state budget impasse continues.

Sammy Hagar

Hagar Makes A Donation to Central Illinois Foodbank

Rock-N-Roller says food banks are the "simplest and most reliable way to help others".

4-1-15 Pillsbury

Attorney: Pillsbury Mills Demolition Has Stopped

"In order to keep things calm in this interim short period of time, we agreed to seal off the site and stop any activity until all parties have had a chance to see what's going on"


Downtown Springfield, Inc.: Give to Businesses, Not Panhandlers

Don't give to the panhandlers themselves -- give to businesses who will them get the money to panhandlers.


Iowa Prisons Chief Appointed to Run Illinois DOC

Gov. Bruce Rauner has picked a retired Iowa prisons chief to preside atop a troubled Illinois Department of Corrections.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise talks with university President Timothy Killeen in the provost's office at the Swanlund Administration Building in Champaign, Ill. Wise said Thursday. Aug. 6, 2015, that she is resigning, citing a range of "external issues" she says have become a distraction for the school. Her resignation is effective Aug. 12. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

U of I Won’t Block Wise Resignation as Chancellor

The University of Illinois no longer plans to fire Chancellor Phyllis Wise.


Gov. Rauner Scales Turnaround Demands from 6 to 3

Gov. Bruce Rauner has scaled back what he’s asking the legislature to consider from his agenda to three bills.


Three Injured in State Fairgrounds Stabbing

Illinois State Police are investigating a stabbing that gave three people non life-threatening injuries.

Lincoln Mayor Scott Cooper

Lincoln Mayor Scott Cooper Dies

A man just appointed as Lincoln's Mayor on June 1 has died.


Curtin Sentenced to 9 Years

The former head of St. John's Children's Hospital has been sentenced to 9 years in prison


Blame Rain for Weaker Crop Forecast

172 and 53, respectively, bushels per acre for corn and soybeans

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2015 Butter Cow Is BuMann’s Last

She's retiring to write a book about making cows out of butter

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week


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

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Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college


One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.


The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

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The skies will be crowded this Labor Day


The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.