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Stacey Skrysak

1 week ago

TV Anchor Skrysak to Keynote “Love Your Body” Luncheon

NewsChannel 20's Stacey Skrysak has been in the news recently after a fan left a not so nice comment on a story that she did.

Chicago Police AP

1 week ago

Video Shows Chicago Officer Slamming Woman Who had Hands Up

Two officers involved in the woman's 2011 arrest have been stripped of their police powers pending a new review.

Mid America Airport AP

1 week ago

MidAmerica Airport in Southern Illinois to get $835K Upgrade

Officials in St. Clair County have hired an engineering company to design improvements to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah.

prison

1 week ago

Illinois Professor to Lead Review of State’s Inmate Programs

A professor at Southern Illinois University has been recruited by the Illinois Department of Corrections to review the effectiveness of every offender program aimed at reducing recidivism.

Jack McCullough AP

1 week ago

Murder Case Against McCullough Dismissed

The case against Jack McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph of Sycamore has been dismissed.

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.

1 week ago

Tom Delay Sends Support Letter for Hastert Sentencing

Hastert will be sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty last year to breaking banking laws as he sought to pay $3.5 million to a man to ensure he didn't divulge past misconduct by Hastert.

unemployment

1 week ago

Springfield Jobs and Jobless Numbers Up

Number of new jobs up by 1900, but the rate is up from March 2015.

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1 week ago

Springfield Man Convicted on Weapons and Drug Charges

Kenneth Neal is accused of pulling a gun on Springfield police who were attempting to execute a search warrant at his residence in January 2015.

Sanguinetti Budget

1 week ago

House: Abolish “Lite Guv”

Senate will get a second chance to pass this

contraceptive

1 week ago

Contraceptives Debated in IL House

A state proposal designed to mirror one of the parts of the federal Affordable Care Act turned into a larger discussion about women's health.

4-22-16 Durbin St Johns Lead

1 week ago

Durbin Wants More Attention Given to Lead

Durbin proposes $70 billion in programs.

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1 week ago

Stopgap Spending Bill for Higher Education Approved

A $600 million dollar stopgap for state universities and MAP tuition-assistance grants passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly Friday morning.

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1 week ago

Man in Court for Sixth DUI Charge

Authorities say a Danville man with several drunken driving convictions is due in court again next month.

Road May Flood

1 week ago

FEMA Denies State Assistance Appeal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state's appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from flooding and storms in December and January.

4-22-16 Manar

1 week ago

Manar Supports School Funding Amendment Proposal

State Senator Andy Manar says a state Constitutional amendment proposed to make school funding more of a responsibility is a good thing.

Langfelder Funeral

1 week ago

Budget Impasse Impacts Funeral Assistance

Funeral directors say the current stalemate over Illinois' budget has meant more stress for low-income families who have lost loved ones.

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1 week ago

Caterpillar Earnings Slide

Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit has met Wall Street's view, even as sales decline across various categories.

wildlife prairie park

1 week ago

Weight Loss Plan for Wildlife Prairie Park Animals Working

Wildlife Prairie Park is seeing promising results with the weight loss plans it implemented for many of the animals living at the facility outside of Peoria.

4-21-16 MacArthur Blvd Meeting

1 week ago

Impasse in the Way of MacArthur Blvd. Repairs

Springfield residents have been given the chance to sound off again on what should be done about MacArthur Boulevard.

National Headlines

2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

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

3 days ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

3 days ago in National

Dad: Man Shot at TV Station Thought World Was Ending

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The father of a man shot and wounded by police after walking into a Baltimore TV station wearing an animal costume and a fake bomb says his son believed the world was ending and might have been trying to get the message out.

3 days ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

3 days ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.