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4-9-15 Illinios Petroleum Marketers Association

Group Doesn’t Want Gas Tax Hike

The Legislature might again raise the gasoline tax in order to either help a new capital construction plan or as a revenue generator for the state.

Springfield Housing Authority

Springfield Housing Authority Approves Loan for Vinegar Hills Project

The Springfield Housing Authority has been given the go ahead to seek a $3 million loan to help pay for the Villas at Vinegar Hill senior housing complex.

3-9-15 Durbin

Durbin Talks About Iran Nuclear Deal

Congress wants a say in any final deal regarding Iran's nuclear program, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it runs the risk of wrecking the negotiations.


Lawmakers: Collect Sales Tax We Should Be Collecting

The state is losing millions in tax that it should be collecting to people who buy stuff online and don't pay.


Police Seek Hit and Run Driver

Springfield Police are looking for help finding out who hit a bicyclist and then drove off in a hit and run.


Events Planned Statewide to Commemorate Civil War’s End

Events across the state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.


Group Calls for Reduction in Wrongful Convictions

A man convicted and later exonerated of a sexual assault and the female victim have shared a bond, and a common mission to urge states to do better to make sure innocent people don't go to prison.

Il 18th District

School Board Member Lopez Seeks 18th Congressional Seat

Democratic leaders said in recent weeks they were searching for a potential candidate to run in the Republican-leaning district.

3-31-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield City Council Approves Food Truck Regulations

Food trucks will now be regulated in Springfield.

I Voted Stickers

SPS Subdistrict Three Race Too Close to Call

The election for who will replace Scott McFarland on the Springfield Public School Board is closer than many anticipated.

3-10-15 Rauner IAPA

Rauner: Approve Pension Reform Or Face More Budget Cuts

An additional $2.2 billion in budget cuts could be coming if Gov. Bruce Rauner's pension proposal isn't passed.

Morning Newswatch

Powdered Caffeine, Powdered Alcohol Could Become Illegal

A bill to keep Illinoisans under 18 away from powdered pure caffeine has moved out of a committee.


ISU Remembers Colleagues Who Died in Bloomington Plane Crash

Friends and student-athletes all are remembering fondly two of the people who died Tuesday after their plane crashed near the airport in Bloomington.

3-26-15 National Guard

National Guardsman Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges

An Illinois Army National Guardsman and his cousin have pleaded not guilty to charges they were plotting terrorist attacks for the Islamic State group.

illinois supreme court

Rauner: Illinois Supreme Court is “Corrupt”

Governor Bruce Rauner says the state's Supreme Court is part of a "corrupt system."


Sgro Maintains Park Board Presidency; Springfield School Board Too Close to Call

She defeated challenger Robin Schmidt, who was first elected to the park board in 2013.


Buscher Elected Treasurer, Lesko Elected Clerk

Springfield has a new city treasurer, Misty Buscher.


Some New, Returning Faces to Springfield City Council

The makeup of the Springfield City Council will be significantly different next month.


Langfelder Wins

A member of the Langfelder family will once again be mayor of Springfield.

4-7-15 Palazzolo Lost

Palazzolo Concedes to Langfelder

Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo says despite his loss to Jim Langfelder in the mayor's race, he's still proud of what he says was a positive campaign.

National Headlines

in National, Sports

Boston bomber’s lawyer urges ‘unrelenting punishment’ over death


Convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers are urging jurors to reject the death penalty, saying "no punishment could ever be equal to the terrible effects of these crimes."

in National, World

PHOTOS: Nepal earthquake


Rescue and relief efforts are underway after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

in National, World

Death toll climbs as Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief


Thousands began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday after two days of powerful aftershocks and shortages of food and water.

in Lifestyle, National

Gas prices jump 13 cents; could climb further


The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped in the past two weeks to $2.58.

in National, World

Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments


The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran.