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Fire Protection Contracts Approved

Contract to provide fire protection to area villages lapsed, no one noticed


NRI Hearings Underway in Chicago

The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative is on the griddle before state lawmakers Wednesday.


First Lady Wants to Get Out the Vote

Michelle Obama helps Gov. Quinn in Chicago


Council Approves $3.15 Million Loan for Police Cars, Fire Truck, Public Works Tools

The Springfield Police Department will get 40 new squad cars, the fire department will get a new engine and the public works department will get a street sweeper.


Rare Lincoln Artifacts Donated to Presidential Library

Photo, books from Lincoln on display


Universal Healthcare an Issue in State Races

A year into the Affordable Care Act, Illinois is outpacing the national average in this area: the percentage-point decrease in…


Attorney: Monitor Needed to Oversee IDOT Hiring

A Chicago attorney and anti-corruption campaigner is stressing that a court-appointed monitor is needed to ensure the state's Department of Transportation is in compliance with political hiring bans.

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Rauner: Quinn to Blame for Child Abuse Deaths

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner says Gov. Pat Quinn should take the blame for the increase in child abuse and…


More Names Could be Added to April’s Municipal Ballot

A former Sangamon County Board Member seems to be the latest candidate in the race for Ward 2 alderman.  Tyrone…


Last Day to Register, until Tomorrow

Regular voter registration ends today. While there will be a chance to register in other ways before Election Day, those…


Quick and Easy Tips for Cybersecurity

Change passwords, make complicated passwords, avoid public wi-fi, use your bank's DM's


First Lady Hits Chicago

Talks mail-in voting, helps Quinn


Slow Going on the Harvest

Excessive rain in the past week

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Gill: Springfield School Security Passes Muster

Random wand searches are being conducted


St. John’s, Springfield Clinic Reportedly Exploring Merger

A change in the medical landscape could be on the horizon.

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Community Leaders: Hire Minorities for Rail Project

Leaders push for minority hiring on rail project


Emerald Ash Borer Spreads to Sangamon, Menard, Logan Counties

The state Agriculture Department says a beetle that's killed hundreds of millions of U.S. ash trees has spread to more Illinois counties.


Voter Registration Deadline Nearing

Election officials say there are two days left for regular voter registration ahead of Nov. 4.


Oberweis Doubts More Laws Would Mean Fewer Guns

Universal background checks may not be the answer, he says

National Headlines

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1 American released from North Korea


The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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Ebola is low on our list of concerns


A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

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Staples investigating possible data breach


The office supply giant is the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape


Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old Virginia college student Hannah Graham.

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new guidelines


The U.S. issued new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus.