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Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.
The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.
Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.
An Illinois National Guard soldier is one of two people arrested for allegedly providing support to ISIS.
Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.
Madigan's office says the arrest of Timothy Saxton, 37, is the 75th since her office started what's called "Operation Glass House".
The health of young people and their families is the subject of a pair of bills which Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) shepherded through committee Wednesday.
Aging brickwork to blame.
A suburban Chicago man and an Illinois National Guard member have been arrested and charged with conspiring to try and provide support to ISIS.
Bill would allow parents to opt kids out of standardized tests
$337 M savings per year
Springfield Fifth Ward Alderman Sam Cahnman says if the Legislature won't act, the City Council should.
A Springfield advocacy group for older neighborhoods and a political action committee has done something it's never done before -- endorse candidates.
The local Sierra Club chapter hosted a forum to reiterate to the public the myriad concerns it says it still has with City Water Light and Power.
Organizers say Paul McCartney and Metallica are headliners along with pop star Sam Smith.
Illinois-based Kraft Foods is being bought out by H.J. Heinz.
The University of Illinois says it's using its share of a $3 million grant to help minority students seeking doctoral degrees.
A Springfield man is in custody following a rollover crash on south 3rd street early Wednesday morning.
Springfield Police have responded to a hostage situation on Seven Pines Road.
It's now down to 6 percent, a .1 percent drop from January.