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U of I Officials Project Higher Enrollment in Freshmen Class

Officials say they've taken steps to draw students, including more scholarships.

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Tom Cross Enjoying Life After Politics

Former House Minority leader now working with grade school students through Aurora U's STEM programs.


Taylorville Man Found Guild of Child Porn, Sexual Assault Charges

Jard Reber to be sentenced August 10 in Christian County Court.

4-20-15 Springfield Public School Board

Springfield Schools Pleased With Education Budget Governor Signed

The rest of the budget remains in flux now that Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed most of it, but the education funding he did sign is good news for the Springfield Public School District.

5-26-15 John Fulgenzi

City Holds Meeting Saturday for Ward 4 Residents

Mayor Jim Langfelder says the meeting is from 10 to 11 am at the American Legion on Sangamon Avenue.


NWS: We’ve Sure Had a Lot of Rain

Some places in Illinois are on their way to breaking rainfall records for June… other places already have.

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Weather to Blame for Sewer Cave-Ins

Three sewer cave-ins in two days, all in the area of downtown Springfield, all have to do with one thing.

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Evaluating the “DON” Score

Changing eligibility rules for a home care program for seniors and people with disabilities isn't popular with either party.

Chad Cutler.  Photo through WAND-TV.

Decatur Man Convicted of Killing Wife

A jury in Decatur has convicted a man of killing his wife three years ago.


Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds Indicted Again

Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges.


Equality Illinois: “It does feel great to live in this moment.”

Same-sex couples in Illinois had the right to marry thanks to a state law. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it’s a constitutional right.


Ogle County, Ill. Bans E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in almost all Ogle County public and work places starting July 1.


Where is Rural Illinois Heading?

Illinois' Rural Affairs Council has heard again from the expert.


Peoria’s Riverfront Museum Poised to Turn Profit

That's a long way from the museum's first two years.


Governor, AFSCME Agree to One Month Contract Extension

What's not clear, however, is whether there will be a new contract by the end of July.

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Public Works Deals With Another Sewer Cave-In

Springfield's Public Works Department says their crews will be on the scene of what is the third reported sewer cave-in in the city's downtown area in two days.

Sangamon County Meetings

Got Government? Sangamon County Clerk Does

Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray's website now has a page devoted to when every board and commission county-wide meets every month.

4-1-15 Pillsbury

Demolition Can Resume at Pillsbury Mills Site

The on-again, off-again demolition of the former Pillsbury Mills and Cargill plants is on again.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Rauner Vetoes State Budget

Governor Bruce Rauner has wielded his veto pen -- rejecting almost all of the state budget sent by lawmakers.

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Police Seek Tips on Springfield Armed Robbery

Springfield Police need help solving an armed robbery from earlier this month.

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Postal carriers getting a panic button


It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline


Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses


A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo are among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 6


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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U.S. triumph caps truly global Women’s World Cup


The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory.