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Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.


10 hours ago

Senate Democrat Hopefuls Joust

First joint appearance for Duckworth, Harris, Zopp

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

22 hours ago

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

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State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

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Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.


23 hours ago

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

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Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background

The Democrats running for U.S. Senate are working to distinguish themselves from their rivals as they meet for the first time this election season.


1 day ago

Springfield Chick-Fil-A Opens March 3

It's garnered more attention than President Obama's visit to Springfield Wednesday -- or, how much Obama allegedly owes to the city.


1 day ago

Professor Supporting Muslims Leaves Chicago-Area College

Wheaton College says it and Dr. Larycia Hawkins "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways."


1 day ago

Commission: Budget Impasse May Mean Accreditation Troubles

A higher-education accrediting agency says the state budget impasse could have "significant" consequences for the public colleges and universities in Illinois.


1 day ago

“Four Tops” Meet This Week

Rauner promises, but won't specify, compromises


1 day ago

A Hand Up for Minority Business

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1 day ago

Memorial, St John’s Owed $76M

State budget impasse is to blame

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Opposition Mounts against Dunkin

Republicans would welcome him

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Chicago Officer Sues Estate of Teen He Shot, Claiming Trauma

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

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New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest

A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

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U of I Reports Record Number of Freshmen Applications

University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.

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USO Says “Thank You” to National Guard

The USO’s Illinois chapter wrapped up a week celebrating their 75th anniversary by thanking the people they serve – the troops.

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Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.


3 days ago

Hung Jury Declared in Trial of Former Illinois Prosecutor

Judge Bob Hardwick declared a mistrial Friday evening in the trial of Curtis Lovelace.

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