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Jury Sides with Illinois Man in Excessive Force Lawsuit

Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.

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District 186 Misses Out on School Construction Bonds

The Illinois State Board of Education has approved 29 school districts for low-interest and zero-interest bonds to pay for the construction and remodeling of schools.

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Bloomington Police Close Probe of 1984 Killing

Police in Bloomington say they are closing the investigation of a 1984 homicide because the man they believe was the most likely suspect has been dead for years.

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Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

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LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

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Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

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Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

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Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.

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Springfield Welcomes President Barack Obama

Air Force One arrives in Springfield, Illinois.

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CWLP Dominates City Budget Hearing

A public hearing on Springfield's Fiscal Year 2017 budget was mostly dominated by one issue: City Water Light and Power.

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Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today

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On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

Won't give up on "structural change"

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

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Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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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.

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Man Arrested for Selling Synthetic Urine

A suburban Chicago store owner has been charged with selling synthetic urine to help people pass drug and alcohol tests.

JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Chicago Premiere of new movie 'The Ice Harvest'
Chicago, Illinois - 21.11.05

Featuring: JOHN CUSACK, CONNIE NIELSON AND HAROLD RAMIS
Where: Chicago, Illinois, United States
When: 21 Nov 2005
Credit: Jason Madden/WENN

5 days ago

Second City Starts Film School Named for Harold Ramis

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

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.

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Will New Economic Development Effort Be “Open?”

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms the new private economic development corporation for the state won't be subject to the same transparency requirements as government agencies.

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State Owes Springfield Hospitals Millions

The state owes $76 million to the city's two major hospitals for treatment of workers on state health plans.

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