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Guilty Plea in Drug Induced Homicide

Springfield man faces 30 years in drug death


S&P Revises Illinois Outlook Downward

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has changed its outlook on Illinois' credit rating for the worse.


Grandstand Roof Repairs Won’t Be Finished by Fair Time

Repairs to the state fair grandstand's roof won't be finished by the time the fair begins.

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“No Sign of Homicide” in Female Body Found in Rochester

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards hopes the mystery of a woman's skeleton found in Rochester over the weekend could be solved soon.


Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules “Too Complicated”

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

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Changes Are Coming to Deer Hunting Rules

Late-winter antlerless loses some counteis, including Sangamon


Second Thoughts about Landfill Approval

Toxic waste is an issue


$1 Billion for Road Construction

First big capital bill since Illinois Jobs Now! expired


High Poverty, Lower Mortality Rate Highlight Kids Count Report

The state is helping a little, Voices for Illinois Children says.

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Gunman Prompts Lockdown of Rural Springfield Mobile Home Park

Sangamon County Sheriff's Deputies say a lockdown at the Lincoln Place Mobile Home park in unincorporated Springfield near Riverton has ended.


State Appellate Court Rules for FutureGen

A state appellate court handed the FutureGen Alliance a big victory Tuesday.

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Quinn to Public: Slow Down on the Roads

A crash that killed four people on I-55 has the governor talking about highway safety


Arizona Man Charged in Half-Brother’s Death

An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother from Petersburg.


Springfield AT&T Layoffs Total 188

AT&T plans to close the Springfield call center and cut 188 jobs starting August 3.

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Help Wanted: School District Looking for Cable TV Sponsors

School cable channel looking for help from business community

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Quinn Signs Capital Construction Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges.

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Howlett Building Closed Tuesday Due to Fire

Small fire has been put out


Vallas Rips Rauner Budget Proposal

The numbers don't add up, Dem lt gov candidate says


More Good Weather Leads to More Good Crops

81 pct corn, 69 pct soybeans in good to excellent condition.

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Making headlines this week


A look at the news that made headlines and the stories you might have missed.

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Meat, seafood prices soaring on drought and disease


Get ready for your grocery bill to jump even higher.

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Republicans may try to impeach Obama


A top White House adviser says Republicans may try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.

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White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on border crisis


White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not approve $3.7B in emergency funds to tackle the child migration crisis.

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Creepy porcelain dolls left on California front porches


Police are investigating dolls left on the doorsteps of at least eight families, that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters.