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Something Different: A Special Election for Comptroller

Munger, appointed a year ago, must run statewide in 2016 to keep her job


The Color Show Is Coming

Wherever you are, the best of it lasts about two weeks


You Need More Sleep!

7-9 hours recommended for most of us

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Opponents Upset Chief Illiniwek Merchandise Still Available Online

Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann says the items are available because there wasn't "any edict to wipe all history or tradition from our books."

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Lisa Madigan Calls for More Compassion Towards Victims of Sex Crimes

The state's Attorney General says a shift in attitude toward victims of rape, sexual assault, and other such crimes will lead toward more of these crimes being reported.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of a Former Pleasant Plains Woman

One suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the murder of a former Springfield area woman.

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.


Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents

The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.


State Rep. Avery Bourne to Run for Full Term

State Rep. Avery Bourne to run for election.

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United Way’s “Days of Action” This Weekend

The United Way of Central Illinois is holding the annual Fall Days of Action.

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

Former Gov. Quinn Appears in Champaign

"One day a peacock, the next day a feather duster."


Coal Energy Not a Problem in Springfield, Is a Problem Elsewhere in IL

Two areas of Illinois have gotten the Pollution Control Board's attention.

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.

Rauner: Budget Impasse Could Be Awhile

Rauner says the standoff over a state budget "could go on for a while."

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Tribune: “EDGE” Tax Breaks Don’t Work

Many businesses broke promises on jobs.


Bloomington Brothers Get Long Sentences

Teenagers convicted of armed robbery

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Dwight Fire Dept Gets a Boost

Staff will double

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Eagle, Shot Last Year, Is Dead

Illness likely, officials say

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