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Springfield Among Sites Where Lasers Were Pointed at Aircraft

The capital was one of the cities where authorities reported laser beams being pointed at aircraft Wednesday night.


Lottery Ticket Sales Plummet

Illinois Lottery ticket sales have plummeted since lottery officials announced delaying payouts over $600 because of the state budget impasse.


ISU Boasts High Graduation Rate

Illinois State University is reporting a graduation rate of 73.4 percent -- the highest in recent history.

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U of I Settles with Salaita

Total settlement value: $875,000.

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Lawmakers Pass State Museum Measure — Museum Not Opening Yet

Measure supports opening museum, but does not fund it.

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Senator: Day Off for Veterans Should Be Law

Tax credit involved in Mulroe's bill


Veterans Day Truce

Potential November 2016 rivals on stage, far apart, together

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Springfield Honors Veterans

Springfield and area residents honor men and women who've served in the military.

11-10-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield City Council to Consider More Infrastructure Bonds

The Springfield City Council is expected to approve issuing yet more bonds -- this time, for something other than to the benefit of City Water Light and Power's finances.

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Illinois Lawmakers Honor Veterans

The Veterans Day ceremony at Chicago’s Soldier Field featured politicians and service members—and some who can claim to be both.

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Leaders React to One Lawmaker’s Non-Vote

Rep. Ken Dunkin not on Madigan's favorites list.

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U of I Board Vote on Budget Impasse

University of Illinois trustees are set to vote on a resolution urging state lawmakers to end an impasse and pass a budget.


Budget Impasse Affects Flood Buyouts

Budget stalemate means flood settlements are on hold.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Obama Foundation Head Concerned

Martin Nesbitt is concerned about violence on Chicago's South Side.


Fraud Alleged in Generator Deal

Companies allegedly took deposits and failed to deliver


Repeat Child Porn Offender

Naperville conviction, Glendale Heights charges

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Expect Storms Here

This evening is the most likely time.


Springfield City Council Could Consider Drone Ban

An ordinance could be before the Springfield City Council as soon as the next few weeks all but completely banning the use of drones in the city.

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