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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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 Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”


Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.


Two Men Arrested, Charged in Springfield Armed Robbery

Two men accused of an armed robbery in the Springfield PetSmart parking lot have been arrested.


Springfield Police Investigate Murder, Shootings on East Side

Springfield Police are investigating what could be the city's second homicide of the year.


Republicans React to Free Community College Plan

Agreed: College must be more affordable


Durbin: Enough with the “Repeals”

Does not expect cooperation from Republicans


Springfield Mayoral Candidates Spar Ahead of February Primary

The crowded mayor field will be trimmed after February's primary


Rauner Rails Against State’s Finances

Also wants to overhaul tax system


Pot Decisions Now Up to Rauner

New governor says he is not in favor of the program during campaign


Can Gays Be Converted to Straight?

A bill to ban the therapy could move this year

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Champaign-Urbana or Bust!

NetScape, PayPal, Tesla have ties

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Too Many Governments, Says Franks

Mosquito abatement districts, one-building school districts add up


All Together Now: Don’t Cut Our Funding

State income tax is already down


High-Speed Internet Almost Covers Illinois

Almost a third of the state could get it but simply doesn't

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Fatal Crash on I-72

Decatur man thrown in rollover wreck

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Logan County Rejects Windfarm Plan

Logan County Board rejected proposal for southern part of the county.


Smoking not Cheap in Illinois in Many Ways

It's expensive to smoke in Illinois; not just cost per pack but in other ways.

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

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