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3 days ago

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

4 days ago

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

4 days ago

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.

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4 days ago

Springfield Welcomes President Barack Obama

Air Force One arrives in Springfield, Illinois.

2-10-16 Springfield City Council

4 days ago

CWLP Dominates City Budget Hearing

A public hearing on Springfield's Fiscal Year 2017 budget was mostly dominated by one issue: City Water Light and Power.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

4 days ago

Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today

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4 days ago

On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

Won't give up on "structural change"

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

4 days ago

Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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5 days ago

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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5 days ago

Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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5 days ago

Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.

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5 days ago

Man Arrested for Selling Synthetic Urine

A suburban Chicago store owner has been charged with selling synthetic urine to help people pass drug and alcohol tests.

JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Chicago Premiere of new movie 'The Ice Harvest'
Chicago, Illinois - 21.11.05

Featuring: JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Where: Chicago, Illinois, United States
When: 21 Nov 2005
Credit: Jason Madden/WENN

5 days ago

Second City Starts Film School Named for Harold Ramis

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

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.

5 days ago

Will New Economic Development Effort Be “Open?”

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms the new private economic development corporation for the state won't be subject to the same transparency requirements as government agencies.

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5 days ago

State Owes Springfield Hospitals Millions

The state owes $76 million to the city's two major hospitals for treatment of workers on state health plans.

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5 days ago

Senate Democrat Hopefuls Joust

First joint appearance for Duckworth, Harris, Zopp

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
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Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

5 days ago

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

2-8-16 Illinois State Museum

5 days ago

State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

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5 days ago

Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

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5 days ago

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

National Headlines

10 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

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Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.