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New Berlin Vet Memorial

Jerome Seeks Veterans for 4th of July Parade

Calling all Springfield area veterans -- the village of Jerome wants you.


Highway Deaths Down Again in Illinois

Deaths drop...stricter enorcement of seatbelts, drunk driving cited


A Win for State Retirees

The justices sent the case back to the lower court, where retirees can proceed with their challenge

road construction

Road Construction Suspended for Holiday Weekend

Highway travel expected to be heavy


At the Pool or the Lake, Be Safe

Eight children drowned in May and June in Illinois


You May Now Drive on the “Ray.”

I-74 in Peoria renamed for former Congressman, transpo secy LaHood


Latest Weapon against Gangs: Yoga

I Grow Chicago says meditation gives potential victims peace and focus


Thumbs Up for Ebert

Dedication of statue outside Champaign theatre


Campaigns Urge You to Drive Safely

Holiday weekend is here


Storm-related Death in Moline

Electrocuted in flooded basement, authorities suspect


Durbin: There Will Be Debates

Details, including how many, still being worked out


Jobe: Shut Down Bel-Aire Motel in Ten Days, Or Else

Shut down the Bel Aire Motel yourself, or I'll draft an ordinance to do it.

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George Ryan Finishes Supervision

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has finished a year of supervision following his release from home confinement last summer after a prison sentence for corruption convictions


Houston Vetoes Halfway House Zoning Changes

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has vetoed zoning changes for two east-side halfway houses.


Police Seek Tips on Springfield Armed Robbery

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers wants to pay cash to anyone who can help solve a recent Springfield armed robbery.


Flash Index Maintains Its Pace

Slow-growth comeback continues


Quinn: My Budget Cuts Aren’t “Minor”

$250M in Capitol renovations; airplane sales


A Warm, Wet Month of June, Says State Water Survey

Eighth wettest June on record in Illinois


Five Tornadoes Hit Illinois This Week

Damage Monday to some trees, power lines, buildings

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill


Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some


Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill


The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care


The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.