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Democrats’ Day in the Sun

Many speakers on stage, not many in the seats

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Four Democrats Potentially Vying for Kirk’s Senate Seat

If Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair is any indication, there's no coronation in the U.S. Senate primary.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Late-July Shooting

A Springfield man facing Aggravated Battery charges for a late-July shooting has pleaded not guilty.

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Jesse White to Retire, Focus on Tumbling Team

Secretary of State Jesse White is calling it a career.

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16-Year-Old Charged with Murder

Jaymar McGrone faces three-counts of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a firearm.

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Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Illinois

How do you know if the “flu-like symptoms” we hear about add up to the mosquito-borne West Nile virus?

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Rauner Signs Federal Funds Spending

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to release $5.4 billion in federal funds during a stalemate over the state budget.

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Teen Charged With Shooting, Killing Brother Pleads Not Guilty

Juan Kincade, 18, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of First-Degree Murder and one count of Theft.

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Menorah Vandalized at U of I

Police says someone has vandalized a large menorah outside a Jewish center on the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus.

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City to Appeal Panhandling Ruling

The City of Springfield is asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision by a court panel deeming the city's downtown panhandling ordinance unconstitutional.

8-19-15 Economic Development Commission

Economic Development Commission Approves More TIF Money Distribution

Springfield's new Economic Development Commission is recommending more projects get money from the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District.

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Support Continues for Sherman Sales Tax “Overlay”

The "overlay" is for businesses that locate in a new development area.

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Kirk a No-Show at State Fair GOP Day

Kirk was scheduled to appear in Springfield today for Governor's Day events.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Court Won’t Rehear Blagojevich Appeal

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says there will be no rehearing of the appeal of imprisoned former Governor Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions.

8-18-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Votes to Limit Lake Leased Property Rentals

The Springfield City Council will soon have regulations in place limiting the amount of time those who lease land around Lake Springfield can in turn rent their homes out short-term.

8-18-15 Jared Bartimus

Six-Hour Search Starts in Shelby County, Ends in Christian County

Jared Bartimus of Pana, 33, was found in a field in rural Christian County.

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Welcome to “Judy Baar Topinka Lane” at the State Fair

Wherever Judy is, she has to be laughing.

8-18-15 Davis

Rep. Davis Hears About Convenience Store Concerns

Rep. Rodney Davis hears about convenience store issues, and works behind the counter.

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