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3 days ago

Mary Todd Lincoln Funeral Ledger Found in Local Funeral Home

An itemized list believed to be from former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln's funeral has resurfaced after two of the oldest funeral homes in Springfield merged.

Kewanee Youth Prison AP

3 days ago

Kewanee Incarceration Site to be Reused for Adult Inmates

Governor Rauner confirmed several lawmakers' announcement Friday that the 15-year-old facility won't be mothballed in July.


3 days ago

Local Drug Task Force Nets 27 Arrests

Springfield police, Sangamon County Sheriff, and U.S. Marshals performed the sting May 18 and 19.

Volbeat (Gewinner Kuenstler Alternative International), Echo 2014 in der Messe Berlin, Berlin, 27.03.2014


Where: Berlin, Germany
When: 27 Mar 2014
Credit: Starpress/WENN.com

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4 days ago

Another Act Added to the Illinois State Fair

Volbeat will be taking the stage at the Illinois State Fair August 18th.


4 days ago

North Grand Fire

A woman survives a fire on North Grand early this morning.


4 days ago

Park District Meeting

The Springfield Park District votes on bringing dekhockey to the capital city

Frank Mautino

4 days ago

Mautino Has a Problem

“Sometimes, Illinois politics is beyond irony.”


4 days ago

Fantasy Bill Hits the Floor

Parliamentary move puts a brick on it


4 days ago

Governor Unlikely to Sign MAP Bill

Bill would fully fund tuition grants but has no true funding source

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4 days ago

New Children’s Hospital Director Takes Over June 20th

Vernessa Glover is currently a business manager for the hospital.

5-19-16 Jess Kurti Foodbank

5 days ago

Coast-to-Coast Food Bank Volunteer Stops in Springfield

Jess Kurti is going around the country volunteering at food banks in order to bring awareness to their plight.

12-3-15 Rauner

5 days ago

Local Businesspeople: Illinois Is a Tough Place

Selvaggio: Our workers' comp costs are three times Indiana's


5 days ago

Crimestoppers Opens First Cold Case

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers have put forth the first cold case they're looking for the public's help in solving.


5 days ago

Sex Offender Sent to Prison for 120 Years

A Champaign County judge has ordered a 120-year prison sentence for a convicted sex offender who repeatedly molested his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter for more than a year.


5 days ago

Gang Member Put on FBI Most Wanted List

A Chicago-area man suspected of taking part in the killing of a teenager who was beaten and shot before his body was set on fire has been added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford 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

Investigator: Allegations Against Rutherford Unfounded

An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee's allegations of sexual harassment by the one-time gubernatorial hopeful found no evidence of harassment or retaliation.


5 days ago

2 Amtrak Trains Crash Wednesday

One was on the way to Illinois.


5 days ago

Appellate Court Reverses Peoria Murder Conviction

An appellate court panel has reversed the murder conviction of a man serving a life sentence for a shooting death in Peoria County.


5 days ago

IL Unemployment, Jobs Up

The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.

Eastern Illinois University

5 days ago

EIU Pres: Stopgap Money Isn’t Enough

The president of Eastern Illinois University says the $12.5 million the school receives in stopgap state funding won't be enough to get it through the summer.

National Headlines

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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform


The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

51 mins ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database


Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

1 hour ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise


In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

1 hour ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership


U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 24


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