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Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.


Six Arrested in Pair of Sex Assaults

Weekend crimes at SIUC

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Innocence Project Gets Grant

US DOJ awards money to UIS


Rauner Is Not Impressed with Airport Slot Machines

Gambling is addictive and can hurt families, he says

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St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients


Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.


Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.


Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia


CO Detectors Are Not Required in Schools

After North Mac, expect legislation


Girl, 3, Safe after Abduction

Mom, who has neither custody nor visitation rights, is jailed


Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote


GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.


Rauner Unveils Ethics Reform Plan

Plan for ethics reform contains some new and not-so-new proposals

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.

Rauner Dodges Question about Football and Domestic Violence

Criminal allegations against pro football players are finding their way into the Illinois governor's race


Former Glenwood HS Student Arrested for Twitter Threat

A non-specific Twitter threat sent Chatham Police and Glenwood High School staff into action Wednesday.


Police Seek Tips on East Side Arson

Springfield Police are looking for help finding those responsible for a couple of arson incidents on the city's east side.

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Polls Show Narrowing Governor’s Race

One poll has Quinn leading


Illinois Farm Deaths Are on the Rise

Drought credited with previous year's low


CWLP Mulls $12 Monthly Increase for Residential Electric Customers

Customer charges would go up, but electricity rates would go down in 2015.

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Apple sets iPhone sales record


Currently on sale in the U.S., Japan, and France, the iPhone 6 will go on sale in 20 more countries this week.

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Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., taunts Obama


ISIS urged its followers to attack citizens from the U.S. and other countries that joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

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Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in


Hundreds of protesters marched through NYC's financial district calingl attention to capitalism's contribution to climate change.

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GM recalls 221K cars over brake fires


Cadillacs and Chevrolets are among the models recalled.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon’s giant birthday cake


The "Tonight Show" host gets some star-studded surprises to celebrate his 40th birthday.