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Vote. That is the Message from the NAACP

The finish line is in sight as candidates meet the voters

springfield fire dept

Council Reconsiders $1M Toward Police, Fire Pension Funds

The Springfield City Council is getting a "do-over"

4th and jackson

Advisory Committee to Explore Ideas for YWCA Block

Committee consists of area architects and business leaders

mobile clinic

County Health Department Rolls Out Mobile Clinic

A new tool to bring healthcare to outlying areas


Jacksonville Police Issue Warrant in Friday Homicide

Jacksonville authorities say they know who murdered Marcus Jackson.


Fire Damages Apartment Building on Spring Street

A fire at a Springfield apartment complex has displaced two people and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage.


Harvest Continues to Lag

Corn 59 percent harvested Soybeans 63 percent harvested


Tuscola Is a Winner

$1.4B fertilizer plant


Amazon Comes to Illinois

Site has not been chosen

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner: I Want to Raise the Minimum Wage

Says Gov. Quinn has had six years to do it and failed

lisa madigan

It Could Be a Late Night Next Tuesday

AG Madigan: Don't touch early, absentee votes until after 7 p.m. election night


Springfield Woman Held in DUI Deaths

She has a previous DUI conviction


Sarah Delano Pavlik Enters Springfield Ward 7 Race

Another new face has emerged in the list of people running for Springfield City Council.


Farnham Considers Guilty Plea in Child Porn Case

Farnham's lawyer says his client is negotiating a plea deal.

sj-r rally

SJ-R Staffers Demand Contract

Negotiations at standstill


Quinn: Illinois Ebola Quarantine “Humane” Alternative to NY, NJ

Gov. Pat Quinn is defending the state’s new quarantine rules for potential Ebola cases.


Republicans Could Take U.S. Senate

Oberweis, Durbin differ on whose fault it is


School Security Idea Is Piloted in 5 Districts

NaviGate Prepared puts info in cloud

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

“Right to Work” — Could It Happen Here?

"Opportunity zones" is Rauner's term for it

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Making headlines this week


A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll


The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare


Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak


The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high


More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.