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Illinois Could Allow Dogs in Courtrooms to Comfort Witnesses

Bill is awaiting Governor Rauner's signature.

Lou Henson

Henson Released from Hospital, Will Start Chemotherapy

Will continue chemotherapy at home in Champaign.

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Durbin Doesn’t Expect Deal with Iran by June 30

Dick Durbin says weapons inspection should be part of any final deal.

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Illinois Watches Water Rise, Braces for More Rain

More rain forecast today and Monday.

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IEMA Busy Getting Help to Parts of Illinois Affected by Floods and Tornadoes

IEMA coordinating disaster relief efforts among state agencies.

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U of I Officials Project Higher Enrollment in Freshmen Class

Officials say they've taken steps to draw students, including more scholarships.

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Tom Cross Enjoying Life After Politics

Former House Minority leader now working with grade school students through Aurora U's STEM programs.


Taylorville Man Found Guild of Child Porn, Sexual Assault Charges

Jard Reber to be sentenced August 10 in Christian County Court.

4-20-15 Springfield Public School Board

Springfield Schools Pleased With Education Budget Governor Signed

The rest of the budget remains in flux now that Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed most of it, but the education funding he did sign is good news for the Springfield Public School District.

5-26-15 John Fulgenzi

City Holds Meeting Saturday for Ward 4 Residents

Mayor Jim Langfelder says the meeting is from 10 to 11 am at the American Legion on Sangamon Avenue.


NWS: We’ve Sure Had a Lot of Rain

Some places in Illinois are on their way to breaking rainfall records for June… other places already have.

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Weather to Blame for Sewer Cave-Ins

Three sewer cave-ins in two days, all in the area of downtown Springfield, all have to do with one thing.

Senior Care

Evaluating the “DON” Score

Changing eligibility rules for a home care program for seniors and people with disabilities isn't popular with either party.

Chad Cutler.  Photo through WAND-TV.

Decatur Man Convicted of Killing Wife

A jury in Decatur has convicted a man of killing his wife three years ago.


Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds Indicted Again

Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges.


Equality Illinois: “It does feel great to live in this moment.”

Same-sex couples in Illinois had the right to marry thanks to a state law. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it’s a constitutional right.


Ogle County, Ill. Bans E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in almost all Ogle County public and work places starting July 1.


Where is Rural Illinois Heading?

Illinois' Rural Affairs Council has heard again from the expert.


Peoria’s Riverfront Museum Poised to Turn Profit

That's a long way from the museum's first two years.


Governor, AFSCME Agree to One Month Contract Extension

What's not clear, however, is whether there will be a new contract by the end of July.

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