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tax

2 days ago

Deadline Coming for Constitutional Amendment

Graduated-tax boosters boast bipartisan support

5-2-16 Tourism Week

2 days ago

Springfield Marks Tourism Week

There are a lot of misconceptions about Springfield these days according to local tourism officials.

DCEO

2 days ago

Small Business Week

Conn says she is an example of both the good and bad of Illinois

university illinois

2 days ago

Swastikas Found Again on U of I Campus

University of Illinois police say two more large swastikas have been discovered drawn in campus buildings.

medical marijuana

2 days ago

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Makes Recommendations

An Illinois advisory board is once again recommending that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration add new health conditions to a list of what can be treated legally with medical marijuana.

Carl Sandburg Statue WGIL

2 days ago

Carl Sandburg Statue Dedicated in Poet’s Hometown

A bronze statue of poet Carl Sandburg has been dedicated to his hometown of Galesburg.

Hastert AP

2 days ago

Wrestling Hall of Fame Removes Hastert Awards

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

fire

2 days ago

Construction Worker Dies After Gas Explosion

A construction worker from southwest Illinois has died several weeks after suffering severe burns in a gas explosion while on the job.

SIU

2 days ago

Race-Related Protests on SIU Carbondale Campus

Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.

marijuana

3 days ago

Little Optimism About Medical Marijuana Additions

Board chair Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple says the advisory board is moving forward and evaluating the 15 health conditions on its agenda.

chicago

3 days ago

Hotel to be Built at Chicago’s Navy Pier

The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year.

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3 days ago

Bills about Loosies and Slurpees at the Capitol

"Loosie" sale could be decriminalized; "stolen valor" could be expanded

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3 days ago

You Can Lose Your Hearing Various Ways

Everyone knows that getting older usually means loss of hearing.

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3 days ago

Bills to Give People a Second Chance

College applicants, juveniles could benefit

prison

3 days ago

Ammons: Prison Calls = Price Gouging

Her bill to rein in commissions stalls

lincoln home

3 days ago

Your Favorite Places to Eat, Shop, See

Visit Springfield will give away prizes

mitsubishi

4 days ago

Central Illinois Mitsubishi Plant Sold to Liquidation Firm

Maynards Industries will take possession of the property in Normal on June 1.

arrest clipart

4 days ago

Illinois Man Charged With Threatening Prosecutor

Travis Withers of Brooklyn, Illinois has been charged with threatening the life of St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly.

flood clip art

4 days ago

Flooding Leaves Behind Sand, Debris in Illinois County

Debris piles and massive sand deposits were left behind after waters went through the breach of the Len Small Levee.

university illinois

4 days ago

U of Illinois Reaches Agreement with Non-tenured Faculty

A contract ratification vote will be held later in the week.

National Headlines

17 hours ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

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Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

20 hours ago in National

Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

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Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

21 hours ago in National

School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

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The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

22 hours ago in National, World

U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight

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The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

22 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.