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Sister Margaret Joan

1 week ago

Longtime SHG Principal to Step Down

The longtime principal of Sacred Heart Griffin High School isn't ready to call it a career, but she is ready to step away from her current job.

Tammie Bolden WGIL

1 week ago

Dismissal Proceedings in Galesburg Involving Former 186 Admin

Tammie Bolden has been placed on administrative leave, while the dismissal process against her continues.

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College Hope for Undocumented

Bill passes Illinois Senate

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Hundreds of Students Rally for Higher Ed Funding, MAP Grants

If they could afford it, students from dozens of colleges in the state went to the capitol to urge a long-term solution to the state budget impasse -- and specifically, the funding of MAP grants.

4-20-16 Henry Nelch

1 week ago

Historic Sign Near Downtown Comes Down

A sign that many can see if they travel through part of downtown Springfield has come down, and is being taken to a better home.

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Millionaire Tax Fails in House

45 Republicans are on the record against it

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1 week ago

U of I Plans Civil Service Layoffs

An email sent by a University of Illinois administrator says the school's flagship campus is planning its first layoffs of civil-service workers as a result of the state financial crisis.

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University of Illinois Softball Player Charged

A University of Illinois softball player faces a disorderly conduct charge after police accused her of falsely reporting being mugged.

FanDuel

1 week ago

Fantasy Sports Legislation Advances

Legislation to legalize gambling on online daily fantasy sports in Illinois got initial approval in the state House amid concerns about whether it includes enough safeguards to prevent minors from participating.

Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH

1 week ago

Rare Blood Infection Outbreak Expands in IL

Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin outbreak.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

1 week ago

Mel Reynolds Jailed in Chicago

A judge has ordered the detention of former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds after finding Reynolds' proposed place of residence while on bail in a tax case to be unacceptable.

Meghan Trainor arriving at the BBC Radio 1 studios

Featuring: Meghan Trainor
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
Credit: Mario Mitsis/WENN.com

1 week ago

Meghan Trainor Added to Illinois State Fair Grandstand

She's "All About That Bass" -- and now she's all about the Illinois State Fair.

Jack McCullough AP

1 week ago

Brother of Woman Killed in 1957 Wants Special Prosecutor

Charles Ridulph has hired an attorney to help him pursue a special prosecutor to defend the conviction.

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1 week ago

Sheriffs Deputies Kill Wanted Fugitive

Authorities say four sheriff's deputies have been placed on administrative leave after they fatally shot a Florida fugitive in northern Illinois.

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1 week ago

Term Limits Proposed for Illinois Lawmakers, Other Officials

Governor, legislative leaders, lawmakers could have an expiration date

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1 week ago

Graduated Tax Proposal Passes Committee

Amendment would change system; legislature would dictate scale

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1 week ago

Disorder at City Council Meeting Over Salvation Army Move

The matter isn’t up for a vote by the Springfield City Council for two weeks, but that didn’t matter to discontented residents of Springfield’s east side Tuesday night – especially those close to the former Gold’s Gym property.

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1 week ago

Stopgap MAP Grant Funding Measure Introduced

Educational Assistance Fund to the rescue?

4-19-16 Tom Cullerton

1 week ago

One of Two Proposals to Eliminate Lt. Gov. Position Moves Forward

One of two proposals to send to the voters a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate the office of Lieutenant Governor is moving forward.

Rachel Barrish from WAND

1 week ago

Missing Taylorville Teen Found in Pennsylvania

A teenager from Taylorville who had been missing for two months was found Tuesday morning in the State of Pennsylvania.

National Headlines

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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.

14 hours 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.

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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.

15 hours 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.

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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.