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Senators Revisit the “Good Friday Massacre”

$26 million in cuts, grant suspensions surprise lawmakers who say they thought they'd fixed everything


Sangamon County Won’t Ask for Special Election Reimbursement

The primary is scheduled for July 7th, the general September 10th.


Ball-Chatham School District Cuts 18

The Ball-Chatham School District is cutting 18 positions.

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UIS Students Tweet Abraham Lincoln’s Death

Something not even thought of 150 years ago will be part of the activities marking the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's shooting, death, and funeral.


Date Set for City Inauguration

The inauguration date for newly elected city of Springfield officials has been set.


Activities on 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Death Wednesday

Chris Wills with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says there will be events Wednesday marking Lincoln's death.


Schock Staffers Called to Testify

At least four now-former staffers of former Congressman Aaron Schock tell Congress they've been subpoenaed to testify.


Lawmakers: Study Pension Proposal Before Enacting Anything

A couple of state lawmakers who are leaders on pension restructuring are cautioning against doing anything further without considering the consequences.


Lincoln Convention This Weekend in Vandalia

The 2015 Abraham Lincoln Presenters Convention starts later this week.


Man Who Broke Out of Illinois Jail Makes Court Appearance

A judge has appointed a new attorney for Kamron Taylor.


Shooting At 17th/Cass Under Investigation

Police heard shots fired at 17th and Cass


Damp Fields Discourage Planting

Oats, wheat are bright spots now


Send the Bill to Aaron Schock

Special election costly, especially for small counties


Biss and Nekritz Want More Study of Rauner Pension Proposal

Pension architects hold news conference today

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Dave Benton Steps Down from WCIA-TV Anchor Desk, to Stay with Station

Longtime area television anchor Dave Bention isn't calling it a career yet, but he is stepping down from the anchor desk.


Robert Blagojevich Talks About Brother, Criticizes Prosecutor

Robert Blagojevich is peddling a book.

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Durbin to Hillary: Don’t Assume You’ll Win, Go to Iowa

Durbin says Hillary Clinton would be an "extraordinary" president.

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Springfield-Area Home Sales Improving

Home sales in the Springfield area are going up.


Firm Applies for Wind Power Delivery Line

More clean energy could come to power customers throughout the state within the next few years.

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Making headlines this week


A look back at some of this week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing


Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money


A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table


The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.

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Appeals court to take up Obama’s immigration action


Judges will consider whether to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.