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3 weeks ago

Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

3 weeks ago

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

3 weeks ago

Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

tax

3 weeks ago

Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

Sponsors blame Rauner

Rauner African-American History Museum

3 weeks ago

Rauner Talks Medical Marijuana, K-12 School Funding

The Illinois Cannabis Advisory Board this week approved diabetes and panic attacks among other ailments which should be treated by medical marijuana.

university illinois

3 weeks ago

U of I Increases Minority Course Requirements

A change has been made to the general education requirements at the University of Illinois that will require Urbana-Champaign students to take a course in U.S. minority culture.

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3 weeks ago

Officials: Flaws in Fantasy Sports Legislation

A law enforcement advocacy group in Chicago says safeguards in proposed Illinois legislation on fantasy sports betting aren't good enough and could open the door to organized crime.

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3 weeks ago

Residential Facility Worker Charged in Death of Tenant

A man who worked at a residential facility for troubled children in northern Illinois has pleaded not guilty to fatally choking a 16-year-old Chicago boy who lived there.

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3 weeks ago

U of Iowa Student from Illinois Beaten in Hate Crime

Police are treating the assault of a black University of Iowa freshman as a possible hate crime.

jack franks

3 weeks ago

Change to Redistricting Advances

Senate must vote this week if it's to go onto the balot

cwlp

3 weeks ago

Army Corps Approves Conducting Hunter Lake Study; Council Approves Simpson Appointment

An environmental impact study on the city’s proposed Hunter Lake as a backup water supply has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers to be conducted.

policememorial

3 weeks ago

31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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3 weeks ago

Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

tax

3 weeks ago

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

Maybe Wednesday

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3 weeks ago

More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

crops

3 weeks ago

Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

Corn progress best in years

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3 weeks ago

Flash Index Is More of a Glimmer

Lowest point since December 2012

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3 weeks ago

Langfelder: Y Block Proposals Going Online, to be Considered in Matter of Months

It won’t be at Tuesday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, but it may not be long before aldermen formally consider the proposals submitted for what to do with the former YWCA block downtown near the Governor’s mansion.

5-2-16 Springfield Public School Board Meeting

3 weeks ago

Springfield School Board Approves Administrator Moves

The changes include a new principal for Springfield High School.

tax

3 weeks ago

Deadline Coming for Constitutional Amendment

Graduated-tax boosters boast bipartisan support

National Headlines

5 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Record number of Millennials are living with their parents

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Living at home with parents is now the most common arrangement for people age 18-34.

6 hours ago in National, World

Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It’s going to be OK

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U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party's nominee.

6 hours ago in National

U.S. security union wants more screeners to ease airport delays

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The union for transportation security officers urged Congress to pay for 6,000 more full-time workers who conduct screenings to alleviate long lines at U.S. airports, a problem that caused a shakeup in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's management.

6 hours ago in National

Violence erupts outside Trump rally in New Mexico

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Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico's biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

7 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 25

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.