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Virus Not Prevalent in Central Illinois, Yet

Springfield hospitals not yet seeing cases


Another Name on the Ballot Next Spring

Another familiar name will be on next April's ballot


Jacksonville Teen Charged With Attempted First Degree Murder

Prosecutors announced the teen will be tried as a juvenile.


Accident on I-55 South Snarls Traffic

A single car accident briefly snarled traffic on I-55 just south of the 6th Street split just after 3:00 Monday afternoon.


Springfield Metro Boasts Lowest Cost of Living in Illinois

For the second straight quarter, the Springfield metro area came in as the state's most affordable place to live.


Study: Illinois Middle of the Pack in Obesity Rates

Illinois ranks in the middle of states when it comes to its obesity rate.


Decatur Puts Well Drilling Plans on Hold

Decatur has put plans to drill wells to help supplement the local water supply on hold.


Springfield Council Coordinator Subcommittee Meeting Postponed

A committee formed to find a new city council coordinator will not meet as planned Monday afternoon.


Coalition Decries Proposed EPA Water Regulations

The bureau brought some two dozen groups together to push negative comments during the “public comment period”.


Durbin: We Have to Scratch the “Itch”

Senior senator admits Dems have a fight on their hands this November


Protesters Blitz Kirk’s Office

Procedural vote today in US Senate


Fewer Places to Buy, Use Cigarettes

CVS cuts sales; Illinois campuses are now no-smoking zones


Other People’s Stuff = Your Newest Find

Treasurer's online auction starts today


Why Would People Leave Illinois?

Does Illinois really have a migration problem? The answer depends on which political party you ask. Illinois has been ranked…

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.

Bruce Rauner: Attempting To Paint Himself As Frugal

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner attempts to show frugality after being accused of being too rich to be governor.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn: Worker Comp Is Down — Still 4th Most-Expensive State.

Governor Quinn says workers compensation payout is down, but Illinois Manufacturers Association says more reform is needed.


Moody’s Investors: Illinois Highest In Nation For Pension Liability

Moody's Investors Services releases report showing Illinois' liability over revenue at 258 percent. Highest in nation.


Liquor Ban Loophole: Quinn Allows Connected Business Exception

Governor Quinn signs legislation allowing one business with political connections to get around liquor ban.


Job Fair: Thomson Prison Staffing

Thomson Prison has a new warden. Now the staffing begins. Hundreds of workers sought.

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