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UIS Gets Federal Money for Innocence Project

The University of Illinois Springfield is getting $754,000 for its "Illinois Innocence Project."


Springfield Man Convicted of Child Porn

Marcus B Fifer, 44, was convicted on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.


Davis, Durbin React to Federal Budget Passage

Rep. Rodney Davis: “This bill, while not perfect, is a good first step,”


Feud Between Rauner, Emanuel, Escalates

The state is about is head into its fifth month without a budget, and Gov. Bruce Rauner is sending dead fish to Chicago’s mayor.


Illinois Exploring Options on Federal Power Plant Limits

Several neighboring states have filed lawsuits.


Medical Marijuana ID Cards to Arrive Next Week

Thousands of applications for medical marijuana usage have been approved and ID cards should be in applicants’ hands in a few days.


Mom Who Let Kids Drown Fights the State

Amanda Ware, formerly Amanda Hamm, has had three more kids since Clinton Lake drowning


Study: Red Tape Hampers Prison Hiring

Unintended consequence of ending patronage hiring


The Big Meeting – What to Expect?

Sandack: Let the governor lead the way


Will Other State Vendors Break Leases?

State chamber: probably, but it's up to the business

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New Candidate for State Rep. Seat

Christopher Hicks of Sawyerville, 28, is running against appointed State Representative Avery Bourne for the 95th District seat.


Lawmaker Proposes Term Limits for Legislative Leaders

Democrats says most constituents are targeting Democrat Mike Madigan.

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Springfield Leaf Pick-Up to Begin

When one's thoughts turn to fall in Springfield, they turn to how quickly one can make falling leaves go away.


Groups Pleased Clinton Nuclear Power Plant Won’t Close — Yet

Officials with two groups say they're pleased that energy company Exelon is holding off for at least a year on whether to close the Clinton nuclear power plant.

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U of I Still Working on Salaita Lawsuit

Barbara Wilson says she is working more on the Salaita lawsuit than "almost anything" else.


Springfield Armed Robber Shows Himself; Police Want ID

Springfield Police are looking for help solving an armed robbery -- surveillance video captured that night might be a big help.


Judge Tosses Concussion Suit against IHSA

Sports governing body has already made progress

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Some Premiums Will Go Up

State average increase is less than nation's

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Expert: 6-month Cap on Hastert Sentence Is No Surprise

Question: Why aren't there extortion charges against the man being paid off?

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