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More Verbal Sparring Over State Budget Situation

Even when calling for compromise in the state budget battle, legislative leaders sound as entrenched as ever.


Rep. Davis Honors Mike McElroy on House Floor

Congressman Rodney Davis is honoring late Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy.

7-22-15 Jquarius Renicks

Man Arrested for Shooting, Possessing Counterfeit Money

A Springfield teenager faces various charges after a shots fired call early Wednesday morning.


Another Shooting Death in Peoria

Peoria Police are investigating what they say is their third homicide in a week.

Jim Thome

Lawmakers Consider “Jim Thome Highway”

A section of highway near Peoria could soon be named after baseball legend and Peoria native Jim Thome.


Hundreds Rally to Save Illinois State Museum

The roughly $4 million line item is threatened as lawmakers and the governor can't come to a budget agreement


Madigan, Durkin React to Blago News

They agree: he gives us plenty to talk about

7-21-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield City Council Votes in Favor of Hunter Lake

The Springfield City Council has voted to move forward with the development of Hunter Lake if a secondary water source were needed for the city.


Blagojevich Attorney, Family, Disappointed in Appellate Ruling

Len Goodman blasted the ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming it ignored problems in the original trial.


Experts: Blagojevich Could Get Reduced Sentence, Based on Jury Confusion

Lower sentence possible, as is a comeback, for Blagojevich.


Prosecutors Mum on Next Step in Blagojevich Case

Prosecutors wont' say what their plans are after an appeals court overturned some corruption convictions against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Some of Blagojevich Corruption Convictions Overturned

Blagojevich argued he'd merely engaged in legal, run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.


Man Accused of Hitting Pedestrian with Truck After Fight

Two people are injured and one person faces charges.


Springfield Police Investigate Two Shootings

Springfield Police are continuing to investigate two more shootings.

7-21-15 Rauner with Media

Rauner Meets Press; Gives Same Budget Message

Rauner still wants negotiation on budget and Turnaround Agenda.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Enjoy Lincoln Museum and a Cup of Tea

The library says it will present a "World's Fair Tea" on August first.


Heavy Rains Hold Back Crop Progress

Only about half the crop is in good or excellent condition


No More Mandatory Life for Juveniles

State law follows U.S. Supreme Court ruling

7-20-14 Springfield School Board

District 186 Remains Concerned About State Aid Payments

With the exception of one area, the Springfield Public School District has all the money owed to it in the last fiscal year.

3-26-15 National Guard

National Guard: Donation Calls Are a Scam

The Illinois National Guard may be the target of a scam.

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