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4 weeks ago

US Spy Agency Selects St. Louis Location Over Illinois

The preferred location for the project is a blighted north St. Louis area that city leaders hope will see an economic turnaround.

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

4 weeks ago

IHPA to Hold Events this Weekend to Commemorate Civil War Era

Events happen Saturday and Sunday at the Old State Capitol.

GAS PUMP

4 weeks ago

New Gasoline Tax Takes Effect in Decatur on Friday

A new gas tax taking effect in the central Illinois city of Decatur on Friday will fund street repairs. Owners…

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4 weeks ago

IDES Releases February Employment Numbers

IDES says many of those looking were simply unsuccessful, partly because Illinois lags behind the rest of the nation in job creation.

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1 month ago

USDA: Big Corn and Soybean Year Planned in Illinois

Illinois farmers are looking at planting more corn and soybeans this year than last.

Marcus Russell

1 month ago

Final Suspect in Rural Rochester Homicide Arrested in Arkansas

The third person wanted in a fatal shooting outside Rochester was arrested Wednesday in Arkansas.

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1 month ago

Woman Knocked Unconscious During Armed Robbery

Springfield Police say a woman was returning home from work Monday night when she was knocked out and robbed.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

1 month ago

Mel Reynolds: I’m Staying in South Africa

A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant effective at midnight for a former U.S. congressman from Illinois who says he is staying in South Africa with his ill daughter.

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1 month ago

Chicago Mayor Wants N. Carolina Business following LGBT Decision

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will try to poach businesses and conventions from North Carolina because of a law eliminating anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays and bisexuals.

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1 month ago

Brothers Go to Prison for EPA Scam

Two brothers who were once owners of a Springfield-based environmental cleanup company are going to federal prison.

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1 month ago

Police Warn of “Cops and Kids” Solicitation Scam

Springfield Police are warning of a scam involving two women who have apparently been going door-to-door asking for money on behalf of the police.

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1 month ago

Peoria Airport Reopens After Bomb Scare

Authorities say an Illinois airport was evacuated for about three hours after a passenger had a bag that appeared to contain tubes of explosive material, though security officials determined it wasn't a bomb.

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1 month ago

Girard County Market is Back in Business

County Market in Girard is open again 11 months after being destroyed by fire.

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1 month ago

Illinois Gets $100K Grant to Improve Career Education

The Illinois State Board of Education announced Tuesday that Illinois is one of 24 states to be awarded grants through the New Skills for Youth initiative.

Lisa Madigan

1 month ago

Illinois AG: Settlement Ends Deception of Cancer Charities

Illinois is among states involved in a settlement of a massive fraud case involving two cancer charities labeled "shams" by the Federal Trade Commission.

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1 month ago

Judge Schedules Rod Blagojevich’s Resentencing for June 30

The high court was one of Blagojevich's last hopes to have his remaining convictions tossed or to sharply reduce his 14-year prison sentence.

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1 month ago

National Guard Members Return Home

Severe weather diverted the incoming plane from Abe Lincoln Capitol Airport to Peoria.

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1 month ago

Strong Storms Move Through Springfield

A lighting strike created a pothole on I72 near Knight's Action Park Wednesday.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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Dad: Man Shot at TV Station Thought World Was Ending

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The father of a man shot and wounded by police after walking into a Baltimore TV station wearing an animal costume and a fake bomb says his son believed the world was ending and might have been trying to get the message out.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

1 day ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.