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2 weeks ago

Rare Blood Infection Outbreak Expands in IL

Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin outbreak.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

2 weeks ago

Mel Reynolds Jailed in Chicago

A judge has ordered the detention of former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds after finding Reynolds' proposed place of residence while on bail in a tax case to be unacceptable.

Meghan Trainor arriving at the BBC Radio 1 studios

Featuring: Meghan Trainor
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
Credit: Mario Mitsis/WENN.com

2 weeks ago

Meghan Trainor Added to Illinois State Fair Grandstand

She's "All About That Bass" -- and now she's all about the Illinois State Fair.

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2 weeks ago

Brother of Woman Killed in 1957 Wants Special Prosecutor

Charles Ridulph has hired an attorney to help him pursue a special prosecutor to defend the conviction.

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2 weeks ago

Sheriffs Deputies Kill Wanted Fugitive

Authorities say four sheriff's deputies have been placed on administrative leave after they fatally shot a Florida fugitive in northern Illinois.

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2 weeks ago

Term Limits Proposed for Illinois Lawmakers, Other Officials

Governor, legislative leaders, lawmakers could have an expiration date

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2 weeks ago

Graduated Tax Proposal Passes Committee

Amendment would change system; legislature would dictate scale

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2 weeks ago

Disorder at City Council Meeting Over Salvation Army Move

The matter isn’t up for a vote by the Springfield City Council for two weeks, but that didn’t matter to discontented residents of Springfield’s east side Tuesday night – especially those close to the former Gold’s Gym property.

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2 weeks ago

Stopgap MAP Grant Funding Measure Introduced

Educational Assistance Fund to the rescue?

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2 weeks ago

One of Two Proposals to Eliminate Lt. Gov. Position Moves Forward

One of two proposals to send to the voters a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate the office of Lieutenant Governor is moving forward.

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2 weeks ago

Missing Taylorville Teen Found in Pennsylvania

A teenager from Taylorville who had been missing for two months was found Tuesday morning in the State of Pennsylvania.

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2 weeks ago

U of I Faculty Union Starts Strike

Top administrators at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus say they want to continue negotiating with non-tenured faculty members on a contract.

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2 weeks ago

Lawmakers React to Delayed Paychecks

Not many people perform public service for the money, and the folks under the dome in Springfield are going to be living that for a while.

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2 weeks ago

Diesel Fuel Spill Hits Ohio River, Illinois

A spill in southeastern Illinois involving more than 48,000 gallons of what appears to be diesel fuel has spread to the Ohio River.

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2 weeks ago

Proposal Introduced Taxing Fossil Fuels

A proposed tax on fossil fuels extracted from Illinois soils that would in part help fund the financially strapped state's general revenue coffers is getting renewed attention.

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2 weeks ago

Tax Measure Goes to House Floor

A measure to tax the wealthiest people in Illinois at higher rates is heading to the state House floor for consideration.

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2 weeks ago

U of I Museum to Be Renovated

The University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum will be renovated this summer and into the fall.

Illinois State Fair 2015

2 weeks ago

Fair to Increase Admission Prices

The new $10 admission is $3 higher for the 2016 fair.

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2 weeks ago

Lawmakers to Discuss Redistricting Reform

Illinois lawmakers are gearing up for debates on whether to change the way legislative districts are drawn every decade.

4-19-16 Adam Lopez

2 weeks ago

Lopez Elected as District 186 School Board Prez

Adam Lopez replaces Mike Zimmers.

National Headlines

7 hours ago in National

Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.