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5 days ago

Williamsville H.S. Superintendent Wanted to Help Transgender Student

Williamsville-Sherman School Superintendent David Root says it's not a new problem, but for his district, it's one that's resolved as best as it can be.

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Business Leaders Want More Education Funding

Illinois business leaders say they want the state to invest more money in early education to meet the demands of a growing job market centered on math and science.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

5 days ago

Brother of Former IL GOP Leader Identified as Hastert Victim

Scott Cross is brother of former House GOP Leader Tom Cross.

Rauner Task Force

5 days ago

“Grand Compromise” Suggested

Rauner: Special session could be on me

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Transgender Student in Williamsville Allowed to Use Men’s Restroom

A transgender student at Williamsville High School in central Illinois who was born female but identifies as male will be able to use the men's bathroom.

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6 days ago

Dog Shot and Found on Bridge Recovering

A dog that was shot and left tied to a bridge in eastern Illinois is improving.

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6 days ago

Judge to Hastert: You’re a “Serial Child Molester” — Imposes 15 Month Sentence

A federal judge has described Dennis Hastert as a "serial child molester" as he prepares to issue a sentence in the former U.S. House speaker's hush-money case.

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6 days ago

Pillsbury Neighbors Remain Unhappy

Sierra Club hosts informational meeting

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6 days ago

Tax Foundation Campaigns Against Graduated Proposal

Proponents: Don't listen to DC outsiders

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6 days ago

Cities: Bring Back the Public Duty Rule

Trial lawyers: not so fast

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6 days ago

City Council Approves Agreement on 10th Street Corridor

The Springfield City Council has okayed signing an agreement with the State committing to the 10th Street Rail Corridor Expansion Project.

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6 days ago

Ray Suarez: Cable Operators “Hogtied” Al Jazeera America

Suarez spoke over the weekend in Springfield.

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6 days ago

Legislation Proposed for “Hard Pills” to Combat Drug Abuse

Heroin's a big problem, and those who use it often start with prescription painkillers.

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6 days ago

Bill Would Limit Mentally Ill From Owning Guns

Illinois Democrats are advancing plans preventing people with mental illnesses from legally owning firearms.

In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016 photo, city officials display an example of the lead pipes in Galesburg, Ill. An Associated Press analysis of federal data shows that nearly 1,400 water systems serving millions of Americans have exceeded the federal lead standard at least once during the last three years. In Galesburg, Ill., lead levels have exceeded the federal standard in 22 out of 30 testing periods since 1992.

6 days ago

EPA: Give Galesburg Residents Bottled Water to Combat Lead

Federal regulators are recommending that the city of Galesburg, Illinois provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.

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6 days ago

Local Crops Look Good

The crops are looking good around here.

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6 days ago

Decatur Elementary School Has Transgender Student

A controversy is potentially brewing in Decatur, over a student who was male on Friday, but female on Monday.

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6 days ago

More Sparring Involving AFSCME, Rauner

Lawyers for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest state employees' union are making their case about whether negotiations on a new labor agreement have stalled.

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6 days ago

Illinois Woman Gets Prison for Cancer Fraud

An Illinois woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after she admitted to lying about having cancer to defraud thousands of dollars from a fellow churchgoer.

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6 days ago

Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Arson

A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter is accused of setting several fires in northern Illinois.

National Headlines

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Conservatives in Congress urge shutdown of tax-collecting IRS

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It's a U.S. taxpayer's dream: make the Internal Revenue Service go away, and the largest conservative group in Congress is endorsing just that.

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Islamic State boosts attacks in response to territorial losses

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Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a U.S.-based analysis firm says.

18 hours ago in National

Clinton, looking ahead to general election, begins Appalachia tour

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U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton begins a two-day tour on Monday through rural, traditionally coal-reliant parts of the eastern Appalachian region where Republican rival Donald Trump’s pro-coal, anti-trade message has resonated with economically distressed voters.

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Eyeing an Indiana victory, Trump says, ‘It’s over’

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Front-runner Donald Trump says that he will have essentially sealed the Republican U.S. presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday's contest in Indiana, where he holds a big lead over chief rival Ted Cruz.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 2

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