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Davis Defends Chief of Staff Choice

U. S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is defending his choice of a chief of staff: a former co-worker who, in the interim, lobbied for Monsanto and Land O'Lakes.


Gee Family Home In Beason Set Ablaze

Firefighters have burned down the home where five members of a Logan County family were beaten to death in 2009.


Bel-Aire Has a Human Component, Too

There is a human part of the equation

New Berlin Vet Memorial

Jerome Seeks Veterans for 4th of July Parade

Calling all Springfield area veterans -- the village of Jerome wants you.


Highway Deaths Down Again in Illinois

Deaths drop...stricter enorcement of seatbelts, drunk driving cited


A Win for State Retirees

The justices sent the case back to the lower court, where retirees can proceed with their challenge

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Road Construction Suspended for Holiday Weekend

Highway travel expected to be heavy


At the Pool or the Lake, Be Safe

Eight children drowned in May and June in Illinois


You May Now Drive on the “Ray.”

I-74 in Peoria renamed for former Congressman, transpo secy LaHood


Latest Weapon against Gangs: Yoga

I Grow Chicago says meditation gives potential victims peace and focus


Thumbs Up for Ebert

Dedication of statue outside Champaign theatre


Campaigns Urge You to Drive Safely

Holiday weekend is here


Storm-related Death in Moline

Electrocuted in flooded basement, authorities suspect


Durbin: There Will Be Debates

Details, including how many, still being worked out


Jobe: Shut Down Bel-Aire Motel in Ten Days, Or Else

Shut down the Bel Aire Motel yourself, or I'll draft an ordinance to do it.

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George Ryan Finishes Supervision

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has finished a year of supervision following his release from home confinement last summer after a prison sentence for corruption convictions


Houston Vetoes Halfway House Zoning Changes

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has vetoed zoning changes for two east-side halfway houses.


Police Seek Tips on Springfield Armed Robbery

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers wants to pay cash to anyone who can help solve a recent Springfield armed robbery.


Flash Index Maintains Its Pace

Slow-growth comeback continues

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