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5 days ago

Rauner Touts Government Consolidation

The proposals include legislation allowing voters to decide whether to dissolve units of local government.

Rock Island Arsenal

5 days ago

Artifacts to be Removed from Rock Island Arsenal Collection

About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff.

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5 days ago

Ousted U of I AD Gets Payout

Former University of Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas is off the school's payroll and has been since not long after he was fired.

4-15-15 Jesse White

5 days ago

White: Ex-Guvs Help End Budget Stalemate?

Secretary of State Jesse White is suggesting ex-governors, including one who served time in prison, could help mediate an end to the budget impasse.

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5 days ago

Officials Look at Kincaid Flooding

Residents of a local community are still dealing with damage after floodwaters from the Sangamon River engulfed the northeast side of their town in late December.

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5 days ago

Restored Lincoln-Era Piano to be Revealed Saturday in Springfield

A piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard when he courted Mary Todd in Springfield has been restored.

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5 days ago

Potentially Incomplete Data on Domestic Violence

FBI data shows Illinois has recorded 38 gun-related domestic violence homicides since 2006, but the number is likely higher because the data is incomplete.

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5 days ago

Quincy Murder Trial Deliberations Continue

Jurors in the Quincy area have resumed deliberations in the murder trial of a former local prosecutor accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

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6 days ago

Procurement Board Member Criticizes Rauner Proposal

A member of a state board Governor Bruce Rauner at least indirectly called on to the carpet earlier this week in his effort to push consolidation of government procurement efforts says Rauner has what his board does all wrong.

heroin

6 days ago

Logan County Working to Address Heroin Epidemic

The Healthy Communities Partnership (HPC) held a meeting in Logan County on Tuesday to help set up an action plan to end heroin use in the community.

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6 days ago

Teacher Charged with Using App to Arrange Sex with Teen

A high school math teacher faces felony charges after police in southern Illinois say he used an anonymous social media app to arrange a sexual encounter with an eighth-grader.

2-4-16 Munger

6 days ago

Munger Stands By Budget Comparison, Dodges “Turnaround Agenda” Question

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger has been talking with the public about the state's growing debt problem, and is answering her critics about how she's describing the issue.

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6 days ago

Sun-Times Owner Now Has Stake in Tribune

The owner of the Chicago Tribune and 10 other newspapers is receiving a $44 million cash infusion from a Chicago investor with a stake in the rival Sun-Times.

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6 days ago

Rauner Wants I-55 Public-Private Partnership

Rauner has announced a project that would add at least one lane to Interstate 55 in each direction between Interstate 355 and Interstate 90/94.

Brad Sweeney

6 days ago

Decatur’s Police Chief Fired

Chief Brad Sweeney was "terminated."

SCVB

6 days ago

City Council Approves Local Tourism Grant — Emergency or Not

The Springfield City Council approved allowing the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau to receive an annual state grant totaling about $800,000.

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6 days ago

Crimestoppers Calls for Help with Armed Robbery

An armed robbery occurring a few weeks ago remains unsolved, and local police are asking for the public's help.

foodbank

6 days ago

“Food Rescue” Program Still Works

About 10 years ago the Central Illinois Food Bank started a "food rescue" program.

Madigan

6 days ago

Madigan to Fund Education Funding Task Force

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.

I Voted Stickers

7 days ago

Early Voting Starts in Sangamon County

Early and absentee voting in Sangamon County for the March 15th Primary Election is now officially underway.

National Headlines

8 hours ago in Election 2016, National

Fiorina drops out of the presidential race

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waits to be introduced at a campaign event at Maple Avenue Elementary School Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Goffstown, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The former technology executive announced on Twitter that she is suspending her campaign.

10 hours ago in Election 2016, National

Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie embraces his son Patrick during a primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. At left is Christie's older son Andrew and wife Mary Pat at right. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Christie had banked his presidential prospects on a strong finish in New Hampshire, but finished behind most Republican rivals.

10 hours ago in National

Yellen: Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks

U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Chances are slim the Federal Reserve would need to reverse the rate tightening cycle it began in December.

11 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Twitter to change homepage to customize tweet displays to individuals

A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The change to the timeline - as the homepage is known - is also designed to appeal to advertisers.

15 hours ago in National

Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

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The Senate is considering legislation to hit North Korea with more stringent sanctions.