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Illinois Educators Have a Plan

Encourage second-career teachers, says IASB chief


Quinn: Special Session, Special Election

Should Gov,-elect Rauner's appointment stand for four years?

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A Path out of Illinois’ Red Ink

Keep income tax up? Tax retirement income?


Among Pardons: 60 Year Sentence For Accidental Shooting Death

A man imprisoned for 60 years for involuntary manslaughter pardoned.


Both Major Hospitals In Springfield Now Level 1 Trauma Centers

Both major Springfield hospitals are Level 1 Trauma Centers.

Local Tourism Down: Officials Blame Fewer Staff – Shorter Hours

Officials point to fewer staff and shorter hours for decline in tourism.


U.S. Senator Kirk: Palestine Not Ready For Statehood

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Palestine is unprepared for statehood.


Local Psychiatrist Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Illinois regulators have disciplined a Springfield psychiatrist for alleged sexual misconduct with a female patient. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports…


Fake $100 Bills Surface in Central Illinois

Clerks have trouble detecting the counterfeit money.

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Medical Marijuana Legal in Illinois, but Patients are Still Waiting

It’s been a year since the state’s medical marijuana law went into effect, but nothing has been planted. Exactly when…

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Davis Gives GOP Response to Weekly Presidential Address

Rodney Davis speaks for the GOP in this week's Presidential address.


Slight Increase in County Murders

Increase of two over 2013


Lincoln “Selfie” Contest Announced

16th president joins the digital age


DHFS Chief Resigning

Department head steps down as new governor gets ready to take office


One of Rauner’s First Tasks is to Appoint New Comptroller

Lawmakers scheduled to return next week to decide on measure for special election


MacMurray Needs New Leader

Colleen Hester, only woman to be president, to leave

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State Chamber Hails Rauner Win

2014 a year for executive -- not necessarily legislative -- agenda

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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This week’s top R&B tracks


LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Pharrell heading to ‘The Simpsons’


The "Happy" hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys are heading to Springfield.