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Overnight Wreck on I-55

Nobody hurt; distracted driver blamed


Former Gov. Candidate Dillard To Resign From Legislature

State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will resign from the Senate to become chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority.

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.

Rauner Proposes Ending “Corporate Tax Welfare”

Another piece of Republican Bruce Rauner's plan to run state government has come out.

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Sheriff’s Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaks Now Closed

What appeared to be an improper leak of information from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is unfounded.

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Springfield Drivers Beware: New Traffic Lights Coming to Wabash Ave.

Thanks to federal money, some Springfield traffic lights are getting a new look.


Murphy: Quinn Should Testify in NRI Scandal

A Republican lawmaker wants Gov. Pat Quinn to testify on the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

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State Historic Sites to Curtail Hours

Sites won't close but will cut hours after Labor Day


Springfield Mulls Comcast Contract Extension

Comcast is talking with the city of Springfield to extend its franchise agreement, but some aldermen worry about Comcast's customer service.


Quinn’s Anti-Violence Program Gives Money to Non-Existent Non-Profit

Gov. Pat Quinn's scandal-plagued anti-violence initiative directed thousands of dollars to a program for ex-offenders that never existed.


Woman Who Dismembered Husband Sentenced to 78 Years

A Springfield woman who dismembered her husband and left his remains in rural Mechanicsburg has been sentenced to 78 years in prison.


Durbin: U. S. Help Will Have Its Limits

American military will not solve 1300-year debate

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Remap Revamp People Face a Tall Order

Election board chair: I don't think they'll be able to validate petition signatures


Organic Farmers Are in for Some Cash

Certification program brings reimbursement

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May the Force Be with Chicago

Lucas museum picks Chicago


SIU Raises Student Fees

Athletics, student paper to benefit


Don’t Forget Lightning Safety

Out in the open? Don't be the tallest thing out there


Aldermen Spar Over Potential TIF Agreement

Some Springfield aldermen have questions about tax increment financing money for a downtown redevelopment project.

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Sangamon Co. Sheriff Confirms IA Investigation

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out if there are leaks in its department.


Two Workers Die from Carbon Monoxide at Pekin Plant

Two workers have died from carbon monoxide poisoning at an agricultural products plant in Pekin.

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State E-Cars Hitting the Road

Illinois has been adding electric cars to its fleet

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California firm issues nationwide fruit recall


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