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Stark Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Jacob Stark, 27, has pleaded guilty to five child porn counts.


Bobcat Season Is Coming

Bobcats are no longer endangered, and a newly signed bill aims to curtail what some downstate lawmakers say is a…

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Chamber to Rauner: Stand Firm

And don't tax services!

Mayor Jim Langfelder honors Springfield Boy Scout Troop 3 at Tuesday night's meeting.  Troop 3 celebrates its 100th anniversary July 20th, and is hosting an ice cream social Sunday to mark the occasion.

Springfield City Council to Vote on Eliminating Pension-Based Benefit

It wasn't that long ago that no vote was expected any time soon on a longstanding city proposal to eliminate a pension perk. Now, Springfield aldermen will vote on it next week.


Another Budget Vote Wednesday

Temporary budget likely to go to the governor; veto override of full-year budget is unlikely

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Home Sales Down, But Realtors Remain Optimistic

Local home sales may look down compared to the same period a year ago, but some say those numbers were just too good.

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Red Cross Starts “RapidPass” Program

The American Red Cross says it's making it easier for people to donate blood, by giving you the chance to do some of the prep work ahead of time.


Pick Made for Vacant Sangamon County Board Seat

Pending board approval, Annette Fulgenzi will represent District 17.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Hastert Attorney: Media Has Complicated Case

Attorney Thomas Green tells a federal judge in Chicago the allegations of past sexual misconduct are "an 800 pound gorilla."


Quincy Hit with Severe Weather

Residents warned to stay inside


Caught in the Act?

One side of the story: a robber interrupted a prostitute and her client


USDA Welcomes Hot Forecast

Corn, soybeans below average

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Roomful Agrees: Don’t Close the State Museum

Closure would save $4.8 million per year


Police Look for Suspects in Downtown Gun Battle

Springfield Police are looking for two or more people engaged in a rolling shootout downtown early Monday morning.

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“Downtown Bacon Throwdown” Sizzles

What was described as a shift away from the more-traditional "Taste of Downtown" of years past seems to have worked in its first year.

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Madigan Files Supreme Court Appeal in State Employee Pay

Could resolve conflicting court orders about whether state employees can be paid during the budget impasse.


6,800 State Workers to Get Paid On Time

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says her office has completed processing paychecks due Wednesday and 6,800 employees will be paid on time.

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Owner of Springfield Medical Cannabis Dispensary Preparing for Open

Chris Stone plans on opening up "Healthsource" across from the downtown Hilton hotel.

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Severe Weather Expected Later Monday

Heat first, storms later. That's according to the National Weather Service.

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