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5 days ago

Former Swansea Mayor Sues Village Over Fire Truck Spending

Ex-Swansea Mayor Jim Rauckman is challenging the village board's decision to meet behind closed doors in late December to discuss his complaint over the purchase.

Wall Street

5 days ago

Expert: Don’t Worry About Recent Wall Street Slump

The opening of the stock market so far this year has been a little nutty -- so nutty that this is the worst opening of the market in the last 120 years.

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6 days ago

Illinois Volunteers Collect Bottled Water for Flint

Volunteers in Decatur, Illinois, have loaded trucks with bottled water to help residents of Flint, Michigan, where the water is contaminated with lead.


6 days ago

Crash Leaves Part of I-55 Closed Early This Morning

No injuries reported. The driver and her passenger are from Quebec.

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6 days ago

Pork Expo Returns to Springfield After 33-Year Absence

The expo was last held in Springfield in 1983 and has been in Peoria each year since.

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1 week ago

Illinois Seeking Sites for Summer Meals Programs

State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith urged school administrators Friday to spread the word about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer food program.

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1 week ago

Rauner Names Illinois’ 1st Statewide 911 Administrator

The director of an emergency dispatch system in Chicago’s northwest suburbs has been named to lead Illinois’ new statewide 911…


1 week ago

Springfield Man Denied Parole by a Jury

50-year-old Charles E. Bramlett remains in Big Muddy Correctional Center.

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1 week ago

Springfield 233rd MP Unit Deploys to Afghanistan

The group is training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before leaving for Afghanistan, with return to Illinois expected before the end of 2016.

Student Testing

1 week ago

Students Purposefully Left Out of Some State Tests

Some Illinois students are being left out of certain state exams under a new practice that gives school administrators flexibility to filter testing rosters.


1 week ago

Rauner Again Rejects Med Marijuana Treatments

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has again rejected expanding the list of diseases that can be treated with marijuana in Illinois.

11-17-15 Tony DelGiorno

1 week ago

DelGiorno Expresses Concern About Senior Services

Candidate for State Representative in the 99th District Tony DelGiorno says the ongoing state budget impasse has an impact on everyone especially on senior citizens.


1 week ago

State Flood Buyouts Being Held Up

Budget impasse partially to blame.

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1 week ago

Former Senate President Phil Rock Passes Away

Phil Rock was 78.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

1 week ago

Obama to Visit Springfield, Illinois General Assembly

President Barack Obama is coming back to Springfield for likely the last time as Presi

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1 week ago

ISU Bans Hoverboards

Illinois State University is banning hoverboards from campus housing and dining facilities.

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1 week ago

Another Illinoisan Has Zika Virus

A man who traveled to South America has developed the third case of Zika virus in Illinois


1 week ago

Mayor’s Budget: First Flood Changes, Corporation Counsel Staffing

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he wants to make it easier for residents to get what they need taken care of when they go down to the Municipal Center.


1 week ago

More Jousting from U.S. Senate Dem Hopefuls

Zopp at City Club


1 week ago

Sentencing Delay for Hastert

His lawyer says he's sick

National Headlines

18 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week


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

1 day ago in National

U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine


Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures for monitoring pregnant women for Zika and preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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Nearly 13 million have signed up for Obamacare


About 12.7 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations.

1 day ago in National

Democrats block U.S. energy bill in fight over Flint aid


Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis.

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In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim ‘progressive’ mantle


Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether his ambitious proposals were viable and accusing him of an "artful smear" in suggesting she could be bought by political donations.