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1 week ago

Details Released About Accident That Closed I-72 Exit Ramp

An accident that closed an exit ramp into Springfield for more than six hours and caused a driver to be pinned in his vehicle, is now cleaned up, and the driver escaped serious injury.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

1 week ago

Historic Site, Lincoln Museum Attendance Down

Trips to Illinois' state-administered historic sites, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, fell 7 percent last year.

8-6-15 Let's Go Mungering

1 week ago

Munger: State Under More Debt

Comptroller Leslie Munger says Illinois is on track to fall $6.2 billion further into debt amid ongoing state budget gridlock.

medical marijuana

1 week ago

Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Increase

Medical marijuana sales in Illinois picked up in January as more dispensaries opened around the state.

Lisa Madigan

1 week ago

Madigan Requests Stay on Charity Care Ruling

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office is asking a state appellate court to hold back enforcement of its ruling on a part of a state law that lets hospitals avoid taxes.


1 week ago

Children Testify in Former Prosecutor’s Murder Trial

Two children of a former Illinois prosecutor accused of killing his wife in 2006 have testified they saw their mother alive when forensic evidence suggests she was dead.


1 week ago

Parts of Historic Moline Train Depot Saved

Preservationists have salvaged the clock and decorative stones from Moline's historic train depot before it was to be razed.


1 week ago

Economic Growth Continues in Illinois, Slightly

It’s more of the same slow growth for Illinois, according to the latest Flash Index from the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs.


1 week ago

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open in Springfield

A new medical marijuana dispensary is set to open up in downtown Springfield.

MAP Grant Funding

1 week ago

Dems Will Wait to Send Rauner College Funding Bill

Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending a funding bill for colleges to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the hopes he'll reconsider his threat to veto it.


1 week ago

Baseball Added to Springfield Middle School Schedule

Baseball will soon be coming to another Springfield middle school.

Illinois Department of Agriculture

1 week ago

No New Horse Virus Cases reported in IL

Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say they haven't received any new reports of equine herpes virus which sickened eight horses last week at Bartlett's Sunset Hill Farm.

2-1-16 Butler at School

1 week ago

State Representative Tim Butler: Legislators Put Burdens On Local Schools

Representative Tim Butler talks about the state legislature putting a lot of burdens on local schools.


1 week ago

Five Hour Standoff in Girard Ends Peacefully

Police were able to talk man out of house following 5-hour standoff in Girard.


1 week ago

ISP: Concealed Carry Permit Numbers Down For 2015

The Illinois State Police report numbers for concealed carry permits are down for 2015.


2 weeks ago

Springfield Man Dies in Eastern IL Crash

A Springfield man died yesterday afternoon after what appears to be a single-vehicle crash in eastern Illinois.


2 weeks ago

Illinoisans Watch Iowa Caucuses

Tonight's Iowa caucuses may kick off presidential voting, but it may not be a make-or-break night for all candidates, according to some political observers in Illinois.

Frank Mautino

2 weeks ago

Mautino Settling in to Inspector General Job

Imagine being the head of a state agency, sitting in your office, and getting the word that the Illinois auditor general wants to see you.


2 weeks ago

Research Firm: Illinois Marijuana Market Forecast is Gloomy

A market research company is growing pessimistic about Illinois medical marijuana, telling investors that retail sales could reach just $15.6 million in 2016.

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2 weeks ago

Peoria Sculptor Donates Work to Riverfront Museum

Peoria sculptor Nita Sunderland has donated part of her personal artwork collection to the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

National Headlines

16 hours ago in National

Wall Street tumbles


Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

21 hours ago in National

Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban


Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

22 hours ago in National

U.S. preparing for Zika


President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

22 hours ago in National

In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics


Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.

22 hours ago in National

Republican field narrows as Christie, Carly bow out


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election.