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2-22-16 Duckworth in Springfield

6 days ago

Judge Sets Trial Date in Lawsuit Against Duckworth

A judge in southern Illinois has set an Aug. 15 trial date in a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth.

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6 days ago

Lawmakers: “Let’s Tax Sugary Beverages”

Lawmakers are looking to impose a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders

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7 days ago

Supreme Court in the Spotlight

Evening session Tuesday

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7 days ago

MAP Money Passes House

Lawmaker calls Rauner "the Grand Puppeteer"

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7 days ago

Thousands Expected Today

Union coalition rally planned

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7 days ago

City Council Approves Giving Money to Golf Tournament

Lincoln Land Charity Championship Gets $30,000

5-17-16 Springfield City Council

1 week ago

City Council to Consider Lessened CWLP Rebate

75 percent to projects, 25 percent to customers.

5-17-16 College of Nursing

1 week ago

Illinois College, Nursing College, Announce Partnership

St. John's College of Nursing and Jacksonville's Illinois College have gotten together to try and make it a little easier for students to get nursing degrees.

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1 week ago

Leaders Meet Again

Only the second meeting of 2016 between Gov. Bruce Rauner and all four legislative leaders had House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) practically unable to contain himself.

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1 week ago

House Approves Full-Year MAP Funding

The Illinois House approved a proposal to fully fund tuition grants for low-income students amid Republican objections the bill is a false promise.

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1 week ago

More Security Going to O’Hare

The Transportation Security Administration is immediately sending 58 new security officers and four more bomb-sniffing dog teams to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to address long delays at security checkpoints.

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1 week ago

Illinois Man Dies After Drowning in Alabama River

Authorities say an Illinois man has drowned after jumping from a rock into an Alabama river near Little River Canyon in the northeast part of the state.

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1 week ago

Secretary of State to Issue Paper Drivers Licenses

Illinoisans will receive temporary paper driver's licenses and identification cards as the state works to meet federal security mandates.

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1 week ago

Re-Internment Ceremony Held at Once-Desecrated Cemetery

A re-internment ceremony is being held for the human remains and grave items recovered when desecration was found in 2009 at a cemetery in suburban Chicago.

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1 week ago

U of I Faculty Don’t Like Rauner Appointment

Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice to fill the college faculty slot on the Illinois Board of Higher Education has prompted backlash from faculty at the University of Illinois.

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1 week ago

USDA: We’ve Had Enough Rain, Thank You

Corn, soybeans moving along

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1 week ago

Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Riverton

No one was home at the time.

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1 week ago

Night Court for Illinois Supremes

Also: special session in Lisle

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1 week ago

Chamber: Perceptions of Dist. 186 Among Businesspeople Mostly Unfounded

Perception doesn’t always meet reality, and that’s the case in terms of the Springfield business community’s perceptions of the Springfield Public School System.

5-16-16 Joby Crum

1 week ago

School Board Hires Crum as SHS B-Ball Coach After All

The Springfield Public School Board Monday night voted 7-0 to hire Joby Crum as Springfield High School head Boys Basketball Coach.

National Headlines

18 hours ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

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The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

18 hours ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

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Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

18 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

18 hours ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

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In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

19 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

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U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.