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Prosecutors Mum on Next Step in Blagojevich Case

Prosecutors wont' say what their plans are after an appeals court overturned some corruption convictions against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Some of Blagojevich Corruption Convictions Overturned

Blagojevich argued he'd merely engaged in legal, run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.


Man Accused of Hitting Pedestrian with Truck After Fight

Two people are injured and one person faces charges.


Springfield Police Investigate Two Shootings

Springfield Police are continuing to investigate two more shootings.

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Rauner Meets Press; Gives Same Budget Message

Rauner still wants negotiation on budget and Turnaround Agenda.

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.

Enjoy Lincoln Museum and a Cup of Tea

The library says it will present a "World's Fair Tea" on August first.


Heavy Rains Hold Back Crop Progress

Only about half the crop is in good or excellent condition


No More Mandatory Life for Juveniles

State law follows U.S. Supreme Court ruling

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District 186 Remains Concerned About State Aid Payments

With the exception of one area, the Springfield Public School District has all the money owed to it in the last fiscal year.

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National Guard: Donation Calls Are a Scam

The Illinois National Guard may be the target of a scam.

6-10-15 Law Enforcement Torch Run

Sherman Police Chief Taking Part in Special Olympics World Games

Sherman's police chief and Director of Illinois' Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics gets one more chance to run with the torch this year.

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Lawmakers: Rejecting Iran Nuke Deal Bad Idea

Rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement would bring some severe consequences, according to supporters of the deal.

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State, Federal Officials Tour Flooded Farms

They're from the government, and they're here to help.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

Rauner to Lawmakers: Stop Listening to Madigan, Start Listening to Voters

"It's important government continues to function," Rauner says.


Changes to Concealed-Carry Law

A new law took effect this month clarifying some items considered vague in Illinois' concealed-carry law.


Group Publishes Report on Bullying By Sexual Orientation

Illinois is making progress on stamping out school bullying based on sexual orientation, according to a national advocacy group.

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U of I Pres. Favors Online Courses, But Favors On-Campus Courses More

Timothy L. Killeen says the college campus should not be seen as an anachronism.


Kirk Admits Gun Measure Will Face a Fight

Tough to go up against NRA, he says

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Asian Carp Under Control

No new finds this past spring


HUD Chief Pushes Integration

Not just for big cities

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Making headlines this week


A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions


Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting


U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery


Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.

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Killing of Cecil the Lion triggers probe by U.S. agency


The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading.