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UIS Unveils Lincoln Statue

Abe Lincoln as "The Young Lawyer"

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)

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Mel Reynolds: I Want to Plead Guilty

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal charges of failing to file a tax return.

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State to Move Forward with Closing Kewanee Youth Prison Despite Objections

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is moving forward with closing a youth detention center in Kewanee over objections from a bipartisan legislative oversight panel.


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Woman Arrested for Early Tuesday Morning Homicide

Springfield Police are investigating a stabbing on East Lawrence that left a 22 year old woman dead.

'38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors' on CBS.  Celebrating Honorees' Lifetime Artistic Achievements of Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, Cicely Tyson

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When: 30 Dec 2015
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Lucas Progress in Chicago?

A judge could allow construction today

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Rauner Unsure About Manar’s Ed Funding Overhaul Proposal

Would Governor Bruce Rauner sign State Senator Andy Manar’s bill to reform the school funding formula?

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186 Superintendent Wants AP Course Schedule Improvement

Not all Springfield high schools offer same AP courses.

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Manar, Others Talk Budget at City Club of Chicago

Hope for a "magic unicorn" -- or the passage of a budget.


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Madigan Talks to Democrats

Illinois' top Democrat has warned party faithful not to get lackadaisical because the Republicans are poised to nominate Donald Trump for president.

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Decatur Woman Dead in Accident with Police Searching for Cop Shooter

Illinois State Police have identified a woman killed in a vehicle crash with a state trooper who was helping to search for a man accused of shooting a Mahomet officer.

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WNBA Star Harden Helps Get Team New Shoes

Basketball teams at one Springfield middle school all have new shoes thanks to a basketball star from the city.

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Birthing Center About to Open in Bloomington

The first freestanding birthing center in Illinois outside the Chicago area is slated to soon open in Bloomington.


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Flight to Chicago Makes Emergency Landing in Tennessee

A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago had to make an emergency landing in Nashville after hitting turbulence that caused an engine covering to come off.

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Trial Begins in Chicago Police Federal Lawsuit

Jury selection has started in a federal lawsuit brought by a man who was shot by 11 times by Chicago police officers.

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Helping Hands Has New Executive Director

Amy Voils has been working as the new executive director of Helping Hands for more than a week now.


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Medical Marijuana Urged for Epilepsy

Parent explains need for medical marijuana.


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Property Taxes, Red Tape Vex Mayors

But, says one, a property tax freeze would not help


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Illinois Mayor: Time for Drastic Action

Pension costs could lead to minimal services

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SIU Campuses Expect Enrollment Dip, Blame Springfield

Gridlock in Springfield between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature has delayed a budget plan for the year that began July 1.


3 weeks ago

Teens arrested for Allegedly Shooting People with BBs

Police say they found a backpack in the SUV that had three pellet guns inside. They also found pellet cartridges.

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