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5-4-15 Springfield School Board

Bond Sale No Longer Necessary for District 186

There has been an 11th hour rally of sorts for the finances of the Springfield Public School District.


Dead Body Found Behind Gables Shopping Center

The body of a dead man has been found in a popular Springfield shopping center.


Group Recommends More Medical Marijuana Treatments

If you suffer from anxiety or diabetes, medical marijuana won't be for you.

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New Head of Illinois State Fair, DuQuoin State Fair

There's a new head of both the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair.

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U of I Faculty Concerned About Background Checks

Faculty members at the University of Illinois are concerned about a new policy expanding employee background checks.

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Madigan Files Suit Over Student Loan Scams

Madigan's office says the companies violate Illinois law by charging upfront fees to settle debts.

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Lawmakers Hear About Gambling Expansion

Illinois lawmakers are hearing from gambling officials who say expansion is a good thing.


New Director Says He Wants to Fix Treatment Center Assaults

The new head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says he's taking steps to address last year's reports of assaults at residential treatment centers.

3-12-15 the Autism Program

Autism Program Happy — For Now — Funding Has Been Restored

The Autism Program is happy for now, but could be back in the same boat soon.


Police Investigate Late-Morning 3-Vehicle Accident

Springfield Police say at least three vehicles were involved in an accident late Monday morning.

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Springfield Police, FBI Investigate PNC Bank Robbery

Springfield Police continue to remain on the scene of a robbery at a PNC Bank Branch Monday morning.

Mental Health

Parents Hope to Prevent Future Suicides

College could not warn parents because of privacy laws


Goodbye Land of Lincoln, Hello INB for In-Person Tax Payments

Convenient for the county, says treasurer


More Ideas for DUI Offenders in Illinois

Secretary of state's advisory committee is at work


Bill for Monitoring Brain Health in Young Athletes Passes IL Senate

Son of suicidal ex-Bear helps promote bill

5-3-15 Lincoln Funeral

Thousands Attend Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

Sunday wrapped up three days full of activities to commemorate the anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral


Kirk Sponsors Bill to Help 9-11 Rescue Workers

170 Illinoisans helped with NYC rescue efforts.


Illinois Economy Cruising Along

Flash index at 107.1 up from 107 one year ago.

Rauner Task Force

Governor Rauner Honors Lincoln During Commemoration Events

Gov. Bruce Rauner is honoring Abraham Lincoln at this weekend’s commemoration in Springfield of the 150th anniversary of the president’s…


Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Draws Hundreds to Capitol City

Many attendees dressed in period costume during events commemorating 150th anniversary of Lincoln's funeral.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day


This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day


With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’


Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete


The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.