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Group Calls for Reduction in Wrongful Convictions

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.

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School Board Member Lopez Seeks 18th Congressional Seat

Democratic leaders said in recent weeks they were searching for a potential candidate to run in the Republican-leaning district.

3-31-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield City Council Approves Food Truck Regulations

Food trucks will now be regulated in Springfield.

I Voted Stickers

SPS Subdistrict Three Race Too Close to Call

The election for who will replace Scott McFarland on the Springfield Public School Board is closer than many anticipated.

3-10-15 Rauner IAPA

Rauner: Approve Pension Reform Or Face More Budget Cuts

An additional $2.2 billion in budget cuts could be coming if Gov. Bruce Rauner's pension proposal isn't passed.

Morning Newswatch

Powdered Caffeine, Powdered Alcohol Could Become Illegal

A bill to keep Illinoisans under 18 away from powdered pure caffeine has moved out of a committee.


ISU Remembers Colleagues Who Died in Bloomington Plane Crash

Friends and student-athletes all are remembering fondly two of the people who died Tuesday after their plane crashed near the airport in Bloomington.

3-26-15 National Guard

National Guardsman Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges

An Illinois Army National Guardsman and his cousin have pleaded not guilty to charges they were plotting terrorist attacks for the Islamic State group.

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Rauner: Illinois Supreme Court is “Corrupt”

Governor Bruce Rauner says the state's Supreme Court is part of a "corrupt system."


Sgro Maintains Park Board Presidency; Springfield School Board Too Close to Call

She defeated challenger Robin Schmidt, who was first elected to the park board in 2013.


Buscher Elected Treasurer, Lesko Elected Clerk

Springfield has a new city treasurer, Misty Buscher.


Some New, Returning Faces to Springfield City Council

The makeup of the Springfield City Council will be significantly different next month.


Langfelder Wins

A member of the Langfelder family will once again be mayor of Springfield.

4-7-15 Palazzolo Lost

Palazzolo Concedes to Langfelder

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.


Mayor: Minority Hiring in City Improving, But Needs to be Better

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says progress has been made, but more progress needs to be made.


Plane Crashes East of Bloomington, Seven Killed

Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash about 2 miles East of Bloomington.


Rauner: “Rip the Economic Guts Out of Indiana”

Governor Bruce Rauner has some choice words for Illinois' neighbor to the east.

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Officials to Protect Archaeological Site Near Carpenter St. Underpass Project

The site will be covered to protect it from weather conditions.

Weekend Newswatch

Official: 30-60 Days for Eagle Creek Resort Report

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.


Aunt Held on Bond In Connection with Kankakee Jail Break

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.

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