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Langfelder Funeral

2 weeks ago

Budget Impasse Impacts Funeral Assistance

Funeral directors say the current stalemate over Illinois' budget has meant more stress for low-income families who have lost loved ones.


2 weeks ago

Caterpillar Earnings Slide

Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit has met Wall Street's view, even as sales decline across various categories.

wildlife prairie park

2 weeks ago

Weight Loss Plan for Wildlife Prairie Park Animals Working

Wildlife Prairie Park is seeing promising results with the weight loss plans it implemented for many of the animals living at the facility outside of Peoria.

4-21-16 MacArthur Blvd Meeting

2 weeks ago

Impasse in the Way of MacArthur Blvd. Repairs

Springfield residents have been given the chance to sound off again on what should be done about MacArthur Boulevard.

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2 weeks ago

Illinois Lake Recreation Areas Closing Due To Budget Impasse

Illinois Department of Natural Resources announces Lake Recreation Areas closing for lack of state funding.


2 weeks ago

Frontier League Discusses Possible — But Not Probable — Springfield Return

Could Springfield once again support a professional baseball league? Maybe someday.

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2 weeks ago

IDR: Error Causes Illinois Taxing Districts to Pay Back Misallocation

Hundreds of taxing districts throughout Illinois will have to pay back the Illinois Department of Revenue because of overpayment.


2 weeks ago

Property Tax Freeze, a Key Rauner Reform, Gets House OK

The Illinois House has approved a property-tax freeze — one of the key points on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda.

Rodney Groth

2 weeks ago

Former Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Misconduct, Sex Charges

45-year-old Rodney Groth made the plea to Solicitation of a Sex Act, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, and Official Misconduct.

Sanguinetti Budget

2 weeks ago

Effort to Abolish Lt. Guv Sinks

Attorney general would have taken over if needed

Sister Margaret Joan

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago

Dismissal Proceedings in Galesburg Involving Former 186 Admin

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


2 weeks ago

College Hope for Undocumented

Bill passes Illinois Senate

4-20-16 MAP Rally 1

2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks 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.


2 weeks ago

Millionaire Tax Fails in House

45 Republicans are on the record against it

university illinois

2 weeks 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.

university illinois

2 weeks ago

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.


2 weeks 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.

National Headlines

7 hours ago in National

Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign

3-14-16 Cruz Rally

Donald Trump won Indiana's Republican presidential primary Tuesday and Ted Cruz suspended his campaign.

13 hours ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games


President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

14 hours ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq


Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

21 hours ago in National

Obama takes Supreme Court fight to Republican senators’ home turf


President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November.

21 hours ago in National

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by business groups to Seattle's law raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move echoed by other locales, in a case focusing on how the ordinance affected local franchises like McDonald's.