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4 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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5 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.


5 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."


5 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.


5 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.


5 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

5 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.

5 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

5 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.


5 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.


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.

winter weather

6 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.

1-19-16 Springfield City Council

6 days ago

City Council Hears About Possibility of Saving YWCA Building

The Springfield City Council is leaving open the possibility of not having some new development on the site of the old YWCA downtown, but instead could save the building and turn it into something new.


6 days ago

One Arrested, Two Wanted for Rochester Murder

Sangamon County Sheriff Wes Barr is praising his detectives after one person was arrested and two more were determined to be wanted following a murder in rural Rochester a couple weeks ago.

2-2-16 Rauner

6 days ago

Rauner: Change Procurement Policies

Governor Bruce Rauner says he still intends to veto a measure to provide MAP grant and community college funding since the state can't afford it, but says he would sign it if the way the state gets business changed.

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6 days ago

Details Released About Accident That Closed I-72 Exit Ramp

An accident that closed an exit ramp into Springfield for more than six hours and caused a driver to be pinned in his vehicle, is now cleaned up, and the driver escaped serious injury.

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.

6 days ago

Historic Site, Lincoln Museum Attendance Down

Trips to Illinois' state-administered historic sites, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, fell 7 percent last year.

8-6-15 Let's Go Mungering

6 days ago

Munger: State Under More Debt

Comptroller Leslie Munger says Illinois is on track to fall $6.2 billion further into debt amid ongoing state budget gridlock.

medical marijuana

6 days ago

Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Increase

Medical marijuana sales in Illinois picked up in January as more dispensaries opened around the state.

Lisa Madigan

6 days ago

Madigan Requests Stay on Charity Care Ruling

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office is asking a state appellate court to hold back enforcement of its ruling on a part of a state law that lets hospitals avoid taxes.

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