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Bond Sale Nets Less Money for Illinois

A University of Illinois analysis says the state received about $53 million less in a recent bond sale than it could have because of Illinois' poor financial shape.

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3 weeks ago

Man Gets Prison for Threats Against SIU

Derrick Dawon Burns was sentenced in federal court.

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3 weeks ago

Lights Out at the Capitol?

Bill would end $10M embarrassment over electricity, water at the Capitol and elsewhere in Springfield

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3 weeks ago

Fire Damages SOS Dirksen Facility

Operations are expected to return to normal Wednesday at the Springfield headquarters for the Illinois Secretary of State.

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3 weeks ago

Another Auction of Crundwell’s Goods

The U.S. Marshal's Service is selling off fur vests, horsemanship jackets, belt buckles and other property that one belonged to a former comptroller now imprisoned for stealing nearly $54 million from a northern Illinois city.

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3 weeks ago

Soldiers in the Fight against Cancer

This relates to the State of the Union address

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3 weeks ago

Come On, Get Healthy!

ISBE superintendent announces initiative

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3 weeks ago

Supporters March in Springfield for MLK

They were marching to bring attention to their causes, but also for the person that might have first brought attention to their causes.

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3 weeks ago

Chicago, St. Louis Observe MLK Day

Observers from St. Louis to Chicago are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day with events, demonstrations and commemorations.

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3 weeks ago

Elections Officials Could Take Up Case of 3 Illinois Judges

An election official has recommended three St. Clair County judges who opted to run for election instead of retention should stay on the ballot.

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3 weeks ago

AED’s Could Arrive At Libraries with Proposed Law

Whether or not reading books is on the rise, the local public library is bound to be a busy place.

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3 weeks ago

Woman Arrested for Stabbing Boyfriend

A Springfield woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the chest during a dispute Sunday morning.

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3 weeks ago

Can Lawmakers Do Work Without a Budget?

There's no budget.

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3 weeks ago

Fraud Prevention Means Later State Tax Refunds

The state's trying to stay at least one step away from identity fraudsters.

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3 weeks ago

Federal Transportation Bill May Result in New Illinois Capital Bill

The transportation bill funding passed by Congress may force state lawmakers to consider a new capital construction program.

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3 weeks ago

Illinois Judges Go to College

People in Illinois' court system, not just judges, are in for some new learning in the New Year.

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3 weeks ago

Body Found Following Fire in Latham

Authorities in central Illinois are trying to identify a body found in the ruins of a house fire near the small village of Latham in Logan County.

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3 weeks ago

Southern Illinois Preparing for 2017 Eclipse Tourists

Tourism officials in southern Illinois say they're preparing now because a solar eclipse is expected to draw thousands of visitors on Aug. 21, 2017.

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3 weeks ago

Illinois Debates Laws for Police Videos

The shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald happened in October 2014, but it was 13 months before police released the video due to a judge's order.

National Headlines

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Gov’t report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

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They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York. Politically, that's a mix of red, blue and purple states.

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Crucial New Hampshire primary vote begins

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White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state's crucial first-in-the-nation primary.

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Obama lays out 2017 spending priorities in final White House budget

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U.S. President Barack Obama unveils his final White House budget on Tuesday with a blueprint for fiscal year 2017 that will lay out his spending proposals for priorities from fighting Islamic State to providing for the poor.

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National Security Agency going on the ‘hack’ attack

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The U.S. National Security Agency on Monday outlined a reorganization that will consolidate its spying and domestic cyber-security operations, despite recommendations by a presidential panel that the agency focus solely on espionage.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Ben Stiller’s female Viagra ad

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It was supposed to play during the Super Bowl.