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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 weeks ago

Can Lawmakers Do Work Without a Budget?

There's no budget.

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4 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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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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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.

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4 weeks ago

Remains of Vietnam War Airman to Return to Southern IL

The remains of an airman who was listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War have been recovered and are being taken to southern Illinois.

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4 weeks ago

Flood Waters Wreak Havoc on Southern Illinois Duck Hunting

Duck season in Illinois' South Zone for waterfowl hunting ends Jan. 24.

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New Illinois Law Seeks Better Data on Heroin Overdoses

The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.

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4 weeks ago

Illinois Patients Push for Medical Marijuana Expansion

A statewide coalition plans to launch a social media campaign to press Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to expand the medical marijuana pilot program to more patients.

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4 weeks ago

Illinois Politicians Sound Off on St. Louis Rams’ Departure for L.A.

The St. Louis Rams may have played in Missouri, but Illinois politicians have their own opinions about the team's departure for Los Angeles.

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4 weeks ago

SOS Jessie White’s Office Closed Monday for MLK Observances

Offices will reopen Tuesday or you can visit the website.

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4 weeks ago

Springfield Art Association Successful in Raising Money to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano

The Kickstarter campaign raised 77-hundred dollars to restore the instrument as of Thursday.

National Headlines

9 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

9 hours ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

14 hours ago in National

Consumers flexing their muscles

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U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

17 hours ago in National

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.

17 hours ago in National

Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama as they vie for minority votes

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans.