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The State of Education in 2015

IEA chief participates in national event


Glenarm Man Dies in Cycle Crash

Police: Victim wore no helmet


Wet June Sets Illinois Record

Almost nine inches, and it's not even July yet

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Illinois Could Allow Dogs in Courtrooms to Comfort Witnesses

Bill is awaiting Governor Rauner's signature.

Lou Henson

Henson Released from Hospital, Will Start Chemotherapy

Will continue chemotherapy at home in Champaign.

Dick Durbin

Durbin Doesn’t Expect Deal with Iran by June 30

Dick Durbin says weapons inspection should be part of any final deal.

illinois river flooding

Illinois Watches Water Rise, Braces for More Rain

More rain forecast today and Monday.

Centreville flood

IEMA Busy Getting Help to Parts of Illinois Affected by Floods and Tornadoes

IEMA coordinating disaster relief efforts among state agencies.

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U of I Officials Project Higher Enrollment in Freshmen Class

Officials say they've taken steps to draw students, including more scholarships.

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Tom Cross Enjoying Life After Politics

Former House Minority leader now working with grade school students through Aurora U's STEM programs.


Taylorville Man Found Guild of Child Porn, Sexual Assault Charges

Jard Reber to be sentenced August 10 in Christian County Court.

4-20-15 Springfield Public School Board

Springfield Schools Pleased With Education Budget Governor Signed

The rest of the budget remains in flux now that Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed most of it, but the education funding he did sign is good news for the Springfield Public School District.

5-26-15 John Fulgenzi

City Holds Meeting Saturday for Ward 4 Residents

Mayor Jim Langfelder says the meeting is from 10 to 11 am at the American Legion on Sangamon Avenue.


NWS: We’ve Sure Had a Lot of Rain

Some places in Illinois are on their way to breaking rainfall records for June… other places already have.

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Weather to Blame for Sewer Cave-Ins

Three sewer cave-ins in two days, all in the area of downtown Springfield, all have to do with one thing.

Senior Care

Evaluating the “DON” Score

Changing eligibility rules for a home care program for seniors and people with disabilities isn't popular with either party.

Chad Cutler.  Photo through WAND-TV.

Decatur Man Convicted of Killing Wife

A jury in Decatur has convicted a man of killing his wife three years ago.


Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds Indicted Again

Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges.


Equality Illinois: “It does feel great to live in this moment.”

Same-sex couples in Illinois had the right to marry thanks to a state law. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it’s a constitutional right.


Ogle County, Ill. Bans E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in almost all Ogle County public and work places starting July 1.

National Headlines

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Lloyd hits stunning hat-trick as U.S. tops Japan for third Women’s World Cup title


The Americans avenged their loss to Japan in the 2011 final and earned a record third title and their first since 1999.

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Making headlines this week


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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall


A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks


The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.