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Trooper Who Pantsed Driver to Be Sentenced

There could have been drugs there, but there weren't


Chicago Aldermen Want McCarthy Out

Police superintendent has had five years and has only failed, they say


Your Chance to Own a Piece of Route 66 History

Shea's family will not carry on museum


Three Men Wounded in Sunday Gunfire

SJ-R: unrelated, apparently


Local HS Football Coach Sentenced to House Arrest

SJ-R: New Berlin board won't fire Creviston despite DUI


McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan

The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.


Durbin: More Gun Control, Please

Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.


Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate

Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield


AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois

The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.


September Felt Warm, Didn’t It?

That's because it WAS warm


Civil War Tech

New program at ALPLM


Something Different: A Special Election for Comptroller

Munger, appointed a year ago, must run statewide in 2016 to keep her job


The Color Show Is Coming

Wherever you are, the best of it lasts about two weeks


You Need More Sleep!

7-9 hours recommended for most of us

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Opponents Upset Chief Illiniwek Merchandise Still Available Online

Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann says the items are available because there wasn't "any edict to wipe all history or tradition from our books."

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Lisa Madigan Calls for More Compassion Towards Victims of Sex Crimes

The state's Attorney General says a shift in attitude toward victims of rape, sexual assault, and other such crimes will lead toward more of these crimes being reported.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of a Former Pleasant Plains Woman

One suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the murder of a former Springfield area woman.

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.


Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents

The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.

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Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact


U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement.

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Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades


Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.

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Volkswagen recall to start in January


The German carmaker plans to begin recalling cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.

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McCarthy seeks to convince conservatives he’s not like Boehner


U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month.

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Forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter


Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country.