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1 week ago

Extra Help Rejected for Struggling Southern IL Airport

A southern Illinois airport that has struggled to attract airliners in its nearly 20-year existence has unsuccessfully sought federal financial support in recent years to help bolster its bottom line.


1 week ago

Former Swansea Mayor Sues Village Over Fire Truck Spending

Ex-Swansea Mayor Jim Rauckman is challenging the village board's decision to meet behind closed doors in late December to discuss his complaint over the purchase.

Wall Street

1 week ago

Expert: Don’t Worry About Recent Wall Street Slump

The opening of the stock market so far this year has been a little nutty -- so nutty that this is the worst opening of the market in the last 120 years.

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2 weeks ago

Illinois Volunteers Collect Bottled Water for Flint

Volunteers in Decatur, Illinois, have loaded trucks with bottled water to help residents of Flint, Michigan, where the water is contaminated with lead.


2 weeks ago

Crash Leaves Part of I-55 Closed Early This Morning

No injuries reported. The driver and her passenger are from Quebec.

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2 weeks ago

Pork Expo Returns to Springfield After 33-Year Absence

The expo was last held in Springfield in 1983 and has been in Peoria each year since.

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2 weeks ago

Illinois Seeking Sites for Summer Meals Programs

State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith urged school administrators Friday to spread the word about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer food program.

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2 weeks ago

Rauner Names Illinois’ 1st Statewide 911 Administrator

The director of an emergency dispatch system in Chicago’s northwest suburbs has been named to lead Illinois’ new statewide 911…


2 weeks ago

Springfield Man Denied Parole by a Jury

50-year-old Charles E. Bramlett remains in Big Muddy Correctional Center.

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2 weeks ago

Springfield 233rd MP Unit Deploys to Afghanistan

The group is training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before leaving for Afghanistan, with return to Illinois expected before the end of 2016.

Student Testing

2 weeks ago

Students Purposefully Left Out of Some State Tests

Some Illinois students are being left out of certain state exams under a new practice that gives school administrators flexibility to filter testing rosters.


2 weeks ago

Rauner Again Rejects Med Marijuana Treatments

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has again rejected expanding the list of diseases that can be treated with marijuana in Illinois.

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2 weeks ago

DelGiorno Expresses Concern About Senior Services

Candidate for State Representative in the 99th District Tony DelGiorno says the ongoing state budget impasse has an impact on everyone especially on senior citizens.


2 weeks ago

State Flood Buyouts Being Held Up

Budget impasse partially to blame.

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2 weeks ago

Former Senate President Phil Rock Passes Away

Phil Rock was 78.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

2 weeks ago

Obama to Visit Springfield, Illinois General Assembly

President Barack Obama is coming back to Springfield for likely the last time as Presi

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2 weeks ago

ISU Bans Hoverboards

Illinois State University is banning hoverboards from campus housing and dining facilities.

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2 weeks ago

Another Illinoisan Has Zika Virus

A man who traveled to South America has developed the third case of Zika virus in Illinois


2 weeks ago

Mayor’s Budget: First Flood Changes, Corporation Counsel Staffing

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he wants to make it easier for residents to get what they need taken care of when they go down to the Municipal Center.


2 weeks ago

More Jousting from U.S. Senate Dem Hopefuls

Zopp at City Club

National Headlines

10 hours ago in National

Wall Street tumbles


Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

15 hours ago in National

Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban


Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

16 hours ago in National

U.S. preparing for Zika


President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

16 hours ago in National

In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics


Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.

16 hours ago in National

Republican field narrows as Christie, Carly bow out


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election.