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1-22-16 Independent Maps

3 weeks ago

Citizens Club Talks Independent Maps

University of Illinois-Springfield Political Science professor Kent Redfield says legislative districts in the last four decades used to be more competitive then they are now.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

3 weeks ago

Lutheran Social Services Cuts Jobs, Programs

The state's largest private provider of social-service programs is closing 30 programs serving 4,700 people because of the budget impasse.

jobs

3 weeks ago

Illinois Unemployment Rate Increases

State officials say Illinois' unemployment rate increased two-tenths in December to 5.9 percent and the state lost a net 16,300 jobs for the month.

pension

3 weeks ago

Lawmakers Not Concerned About Stock Markets and Pensions

Illinois lawmakers say stock market declines this year are not cause for immediate concern for the state's massively underfunded pension system.

jail

3 weeks ago

Houston Man Pleads Not Guilty in 1973 Murder

A Houston-area man has pleaded not guilty to killing his 19-year-old wife more than four decades ago in suburban Chicago.

pension

3 weeks ago

The Dust Has Not Yet Settled on Pension Proposal

It's billed as giving participants a choice between COLA, better benefits.

fire

3 weeks ago

2 Dead in Champaign County Fire

Authorities have identified two men who were killed in a house fire in the Champaign County village of Homer.

school test

3 weeks ago

Decatur Youth Getting iPads

Elementary school children in Decatur are using tablet computers to do research and make presentations.

bobcat

3 weeks ago

Injured Bobcat Kitten to Return to Indiana

A bobcat kitten that was struck by a car will soon head back to Indiana following treatment at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

jail

3 weeks ago

UIS Helps Get Champaign Man Possible New Trial

A Champaign County man who may have been wrongfully convicted of murder is having his case get another look.

university illinois

3 weeks ago

U of I Board Approves Tuition Freeze

University of Illinois trustees have frozen tuition for in-state students even as they learned the school has covered $671 million in expenses because of the lack of a state budget.

pension

3 weeks ago

Disagreement Continues on Pension Changes

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he backs a top Democrat's proposed pension overhaul as long as it includes a union-weakening provision on collective bargaining.

Family Video

3 weeks ago

Crimestoppers Wants Help with Family Video Robberies

Family Video stores in Springfield, Sherman, and Southern View have been robbed in the last several months, and police need your help figuring out who's done it.

fire

3 weeks ago

Man Burned by Closet Fire

It didn't take much for Springfield Firefighters to put put a midday fire Wednesday in one home not far from Iles Park.

basketball

3 weeks ago

Hoops Heaven Here

The City Tournament is as much a part of our town as the horseshoe

1-21-16 104 E Allen Fire

3 weeks ago

Fire Destroys E. Allen St. Home

2-story duplex at 104 E. Allen caused a roof collapse.

Chicago Public Schools

3 weeks ago

Plenty of Talk about CPS’ Problems

Governor cautions against "inflammatory rhetoric" and "spin"

gun

3 weeks ago

Man Caught by Police Dog After Tussle in Snow

A Springfield man faces seven felony charges after leading police on a chase following a reported shooting incident early Wednesday.

police_tape

3 weeks ago

Man Accused of Cleaners Robbery Arrested

It took some time, but Springfield Police have found the man they say held up a dry cleaners back on December 28th.

1-19-16 Springfield City Council

3 weeks ago

Public Works and a Garage Subject of First Budget Workshop

There's one area of the city's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year that's so far generating plenty of discussion among aldermen.

National Headlines

9 hours ago in National

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.

9 hours ago in Entertainment, National

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

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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.

14 hours ago in National

Consumers flexing their muscles

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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.

17 hours ago in National

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

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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.

17 hours ago in National

Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama as they vie for minority votes

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans.