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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.

2 weeks ago

Hearse Replica Here

Original was destroyed in fire

'38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors' on CBS.  Celebrating Honorees' Lifetime Artistic Achievements of Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, Cicely Tyson

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Lucas Museum Opponents Won’t Rest

Lakefront fans want day in court

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Alleged Threat on Governor

Elgin man accused

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Chatham Residents Get Update on High-Speed Rail

Work related to the state’s upgrade to high speed rail between Chicago and Saint Louis will be starting soon in Chatham.

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Man Killed in Rural Sangamon County Accident

The man driving a Jeep was not wearing a seat belt.

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Two Injured When Carlinville Home Explodes

Illinois State Police say construction on a water main ended up causing a natural gas line to erupt, and a house to explode.


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Crimestoppers Wants to Solve Cold Cases

The Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers have launched a new "Cold Case" program in hopes of solving some of the Springfield area's unsolved homicides.


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Victim of Fatal Stabbing Identified

24-year-old Emmaline Osborne allegedly stabbed 22-year-old Amanda Kern.

5-11-16 Econoimc Development Commission

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Economic Development Commission Updated on Y Block Proposals

What is next for the proposed development of the area including the former YWCA building near the Governor's Mansion?

Wanted Poster Pendleton

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$10K Reward for Man Who Shot Mahomet Police Officer

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for shooting a police officer.

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2 weeks ago

Another Stopgap

$700M in sweeps


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Newest Peorian Can Stick Her Neck Out

Meet Emy the giraffe


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Plans for Big Wheel

Navy Pier gets new Ferris wheel


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Update on Mahomet Shooting

Police: Suspect has shaved and cut his hair


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McLean County Celebrates Lincoln

He spent much time in Bloomington

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More Illinoisans move to Arizona

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O’Hare Jumper Hurt

Police chased him Tuesday

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Gas Company, AG’s Office Settle

$18.5M deal with Peoples Gas

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2 weeks ago

School Chiefs: Time Is Running Out

Call for budget

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2 weeks ago

Extracurriculars on Chopping Block in Peoria

State budget uncertainty is blamed

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