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A man convicted and later exonerated of a sexual assault and the female victim have shared a bond, and a common mission to urge states to do better to make sure innocent people don't go to prison.
Democratic leaders said in recent weeks they were searching for a potential candidate to run in the Republican-leaning district.
Food trucks will now be regulated in Springfield.
The election for who will replace Scott McFarland on the Springfield Public School Board is closer than many anticipated.
An additional $2.2 billion in budget cuts could be coming if Gov. Bruce Rauner's pension proposal isn't passed.
A bill to keep Illinoisans under 18 away from powdered pure caffeine has moved out of a committee.
Friends and student-athletes all are remembering fondly two of the people who died Tuesday after their plane crashed near the airport in Bloomington.
An Illinois Army National Guardsman and his cousin have pleaded not guilty to charges they were plotting terrorist attacks for the Islamic State group.
Governor Bruce Rauner says the state's Supreme Court is part of a "corrupt system."
She defeated challenger Robin Schmidt, who was first elected to the park board in 2013.
Springfield has a new city treasurer, Misty Buscher.
The makeup of the Springfield City Council will be significantly different next month.
A member of the Langfelder family will once again be mayor of Springfield.
Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo says despite his loss to Jim Langfelder in the mayor's race, he's still proud of what he says was a positive campaign.
Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says progress has been made, but more progress needs to be made.
Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash about 2 miles East of Bloomington.
Governor Bruce Rauner has some choice words for Illinois' neighbor to the east.
The site will be covered to protect it from weather conditions.
The Superintendent of Eagle Creek State Park says an assessment of what needs to be done to possibly reopen the troubled Eagle Creek Resort should be done in the next month or two.
The aunt of a convicted murderer caught in Chicago last Friday after breaking out of jail in Kankakee is being held in jail herself on $50,000 bond.