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Springfield Art Association Successful in Raising Money to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano

The Kickstarter campaign raised 77-hundred dollars to restore the instrument as of Thursday.


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Three in Custody on Charges of Kidnapping, Robbery

Three Springfield men are being held in the Sangamon County jail after being accused of burglary and kidnapping of a woman.


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Rauner Calls for Short-Term Funding for Prison Reforms

Rauner said the state must be willing to spend in the short term for long-term benefits.

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Illinois Secretary of State Holding on to Cash Reserves

The Illinois Secretary of State still owes landlords and utilities millions of dollars, despite getting an influx of cash from a piecemeal budget deal.


3 weeks ago

Groups Advocating Fair Legislative Maps: Goal Is 600,000 Signatures To Get Question On Election Ballot

"Independent Maps" advocates for fair and independent legislative maps and hopes to have 600,000 signatures to get the question on the election ballot.


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AFSCME Negotiation Impasse: Both Accusing Other For Spreading Misinformation

Governor Rauner and The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees are accusing each other of spreading misinformation, causing an impasse.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

3 weeks ago

Rauner: Contract Talks With AFSCME Are At Impasse

Rauner's request Friday opens the door for him to impose his own terms for a labor agreement if the board rules the parties are deadlocked.

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Another Casualty of Budget Impasse: Anti-DUI and Pro-Car Safety Programs

"ThinkFirst" brings people with brain and spinal cord injuries to local schools to discuss the impact of drunk and distracted driving, and does other traffic safety programs.


3 weeks ago

1st Murder of 2016 in Decatur

Decatur reported six murders in all of last year. They already have their first homicide of this year.


3 weeks ago

Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault, Home Invasion

A Springfield man could face as much as 80 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday evening of home invasion and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

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3 weeks ago

More College Hoverboard Bans

Add Eastern Illinois University and Bradley University to the growing list of colleges and universities restricting hoverboard use because of concerns about fire danger.


3 weeks ago

AFSCME to Rauner: Impasse, or No Impasse?

The state's largest public employee union has asked Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to flatly state whether contract talks are at a legal standstill.


3 weeks ago

Health Care Workers Concerned About State Overtime

Health care workers say 30,000 disabled Illinois residents who get in-home care will suffer because the state won't pay extra for overtime.


3 weeks ago

POW-MIA Ceremony

Look for the empty chair in the east hall off the Rotunda


3 weeks ago

Moving Toward More Effective Sentencing

What to do with people when they get out?

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Kincaid Continues Flood Recovery

One of the hardest-hit parts of the due to last month's flooding continues to get help returning to some sort of normal.


3 weeks ago

Prison Time for Madison County Murderer

A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and concealing her death by dumping her body in Madison County, Illinois.

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Judge Orders Release of Another Chicago Police Video

A federal judge has granted the release of 2013 surveillance video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect.


3 weeks ago

Bill Would Tie Driver’s License to Voter Registration

Report suggests millions wanted to vote but did not register in time


3 weeks ago

Illinois Has Some Lottery Luck

Powerball payoff: two $1 million and 37 $50,000 winners

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