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Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Chicago Chosen for Obama Presidential Library

Presidential library is coming to Illinois

5-11-15 Carpenter St Underpass Mtg

Residents Want History Preserved at Site of Carpenter St. Underpass Construction

Archaeologists are finding a lot of useful artifacts depicting what could be a sad part of Springfield's history while trying to move the city forward.

5-11-15 Chatham Standoff

Police Respond to Situation in Chatham

Chatham Police and other law enforcement are investigating a situation involving a man with a number of weapons inside a home.


Advocates of Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Still Want Action

Advocates of the Crime Victims Bill of Rights that voters added to the state Constitution in November are still shepherding the enabling legislation through the General Assembly.

Budget Cuts

Expert Has Ideas on Tax Revenue

If you want to know where to find some money for state government, Ralph Martire has some ideas.

5-11-15 Teacher of the Year

Educators of the Year Named

The only high school teacher to be nominated is the Springfield Public Schools' Educator of the Year.


Lincoln Man Gets Prison Time for Child Porn

A Lincoln man will spend 25 years behind bars for receiving images of child pornography.

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Lawmakers Put Out Legislation Banning Smoking in Cars with Kids

A bill to outlaw smoking in cars while kids are in the car failed in the state legislature.


Quincy Murder Suspect Arrested in Arizona — Others Arrested in Springfield

A man sought in the killing of a 12-year-old Illinois boy has been arrested in Arizona -- while other suspects were arrested in Springfield.

Photo courtesy of the Decatur Herald & Review

Studies for Decatur Port Approved

Two state-funded studies will help move forward the "Midwest Inland Port" in Decatur.


Population of Lobbyists Increases in Springfield

If you thought there were more lobbyists involved in Illinois government these days -- you were right.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Obama Library Site to be Named Tuesday

We could find out Tuesday where the Barack Obama presidential library will be located in Chicago.


Charter Schools Tout Public Support

61,000 students attend 148 charter schools in Illinois


Who Will Enforce Campaign Finance Laws?

Durbin is concerned about big money


Proposed Cuts Would Mean Less Amtrak Here

FY 16 proposal: $42M state subsidy would become $26M


Foreign Businesses Look at Illinois

Downstate does not fare well


More Gun Violence in Springfield

Victim is Neon Bryant

Baby With Mortaboard

State Treasurer Wants to Spread the Word About Bright Start

Frerichs says the program hasn't been marketed properly.

Welcom to Illinois

2014 Good for Tourism in Illinois

Illinois saw record numbers for visitors and hotel-motel receipts.

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Storms kill 8 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston largely underwater


By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) – Torrential rains have killed at least eight people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two…

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From the ‘big house’ to your house: Burglars share break-in tips


Three convicted burglars are sharing tips of their trade in a new YouTube video.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: A ‘bad lip reading’ of ‘The Avengers’


The "Redneck" Avengers are here for a different kind of adventure.

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Obama heralds first Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years


In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel.

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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, U.S. reassures Abadi


ISIS poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reassure Baghdad.