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3 days ago

Teacher Charged with Using App to Arrange Sex with Teen

A high school math teacher faces felony charges after police in southern Illinois say he used an anonymous social media app to arrange a sexual encounter with an eighth-grader.

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3 days ago

Munger Stands By Budget Comparison, Dodges “Turnaround Agenda” Question

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger has been talking with the public about the state's growing debt problem, and is answering her critics about how she's describing the issue.

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3 days ago

Sun-Times Owner Now Has Stake in Tribune

The owner of the Chicago Tribune and 10 other newspapers is receiving a $44 million cash infusion from a Chicago investor with a stake in the rival Sun-Times.

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3 days ago

Rauner Wants I-55 Public-Private Partnership

Rauner has announced a project that would add at least one lane to Interstate 55 in each direction between Interstate 355 and Interstate 90/94.

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3 days ago

Decatur’s Police Chief Fired

Chief Brad Sweeney was "terminated."

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City Council Approves Local Tourism Grant — Emergency or Not

The Springfield City Council approved allowing the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau to receive an annual state grant totaling about $800,000.

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3 days ago

Crimestoppers Calls for Help with Armed Robbery

An armed robbery occurring a few weeks ago remains unsolved, and local police are asking for the public's help.

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3 days ago

“Food Rescue” Program Still Works

About 10 years ago the Central Illinois Food Bank started a "food rescue" program.

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3 days ago

Madigan to Fund Education Funding Task Force

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.

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4 days ago

Early Voting Starts in Sangamon County

Early and absentee voting in Sangamon County for the March 15th Primary Election is now officially underway.

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4 days ago

Illinois Businesses Now Must Post Human Trafficking Hotline

A new law is requiring many Illinois businesses to post information about a human trafficking hotline in an attempt to curb what officials call "modern-day slavery."

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4 days ago

Jurors to Deliberate in Former Prosecutor’s Murder Trial

Ex-Adams County assistant state's attorney and all-Big Ten football player Curtis Lovelace has pleaded not guilty in Cory Lovelace's death.

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4 days ago

Medical Marijuana Patients Now Top 4,400

Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 400 more approval letters sent in January.

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4 days ago

Prison Sentence for Man Who Caused Fatal Wal-Mart Accident

He doesn't otherwise have a criminal record, but 31-year-old Antione Willis is going to prison for the better part of 14 years.

2-3-16 McCann

4 days ago

McCann Gets Police Endorsements

State Senator Sam McCann has picked up the endorsements of four unions related to police officers or state troopers, as he runs in the March primary against State Trooper Bryce Benton.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

4 days ago

Rauner Creates Privately Funded Economic Agency

Gov. Bruce Rauner has used his executive powers to create a privately run and funded economic development agency that he says will "jump-start" job growth.

Budget Cuts

4 days ago

Universities Plan More Budget Cuts

The lack of a state budget is continuing to affect state universities in Illinois, with some schools planning additional cuts to staff or classes.

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4 days ago

Munger: Pass Budget Now

The state can’t go bankrupt, but taxpayers who continue to live in Illinois will have to pay for the fiscal mess which, when combining the backlog of bills with the projected deficit, is more than $13 billion.

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5 days ago

U of I to Host Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will appear at a public event next month at the University of Illinois in Champaign.

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5 days ago

January Weather Turned Up Average in IL

The wild temperature swings felt in Illinois this January canceled each other out, averaging to 26.7 degrees, just a fraction of a degree above average.

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