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Memorial Medical Center Foundation Awards Half A Million In Grants

Authorities Urge Public to Take Precaution to Avoid Auto Theft

Lee Elementary School Unveils Handicap Accessible Playground

Nine Apply for Springfield Police Chief

Springfield Sees Population Drop for Second Straight Year

Ameren Continues Partnership With Local Elementary School

Foreclosure, Mortgage Deliquency Rates Decreasing

Clinton Landfill Battle Continues

Veterans' Affairs Assistant Director Named

Early Voting To Begin For 18th Congressional Primary

Route Changes Approved For SMTD

House Democrats Respond To Budget Criticism

Democrats Put Up Budget Cuts for Desired Defeat

CCHC Holds Ribbon Cutting For Expansion Project

Marijuana Facility Plans Under Review In Litchfield

Police Investigate Mobile Home Fire

Mt. Zion School Board Approves Random Drug Testing

Paving Scam In Logan County

Nurse Retirements Could Strain Healthcare System

Police Search For Information In Three-Vehicle Arson

Woman Sentenced For Embezzling Thousands

Marsy's Law On The Way To Rauner's Desk

Sewer Division Prepares To Submit Repair Plans To EPA

CDC Releases Map Showing Statewide Causes Of Death

City Could Save $100,000 with Modified Police Cars

Dewitt County Working To Combat Mental Illness in Jail

Village of Chatham Attempts To Address Missing Meeting Minutes

Local Pharmacies Raise Funds for Wounded Warrior Project

Lawmakers Pushing Train Safety

Democrats Move Forward Creating Budget

Decatur Police: Shooter in Recent Homicide Identified

David Axelrod Returns To Springfield To Promote Book

Springfield Population Decreasing

Central Illinois Lawmaker Backs Turnaround Legislation

New Adjutant General Named

Police Search For Person Who Placed False Call

Taking Precautions To Avoid West Nile

Dialysis Patients Speak Out Against Proposed Cuts

Summer Meal Program Returns to Springfield

Disabled Vets Get Together For Retreat

Congressman Davis Speaks During Taylorville Memorial Day Ceremony

Report: Most Schools In U.S. Meet Meal Requirements

VFW Raising Awareness for Veterans with PTSD

Remembering The True Meaning Of Memorial Day

Largest Crowd In Years Gathers At Camp Butler

National Missing Children's Day

State Police Buckle Down for Memorial Day

Bill Aims To Help Wounded Vets

Democrats Working To Pass Their Own Spending Plan

Registration Open for Keep Decatur "Bee-utiful" Contest

Decatur Man Dead, Second Homicide in Two Days

E-Cig Ban For Kids Passes To Governor's Desk

State Lawmakers Pass Student Concussion Plan

Oak Ridge Cemetery Celebrates Memorial Day

Memorial Day Field Mass Calls For Day of Reflection

Korean War Soliders Remembered

Protecting Against West Nile

Rauner's Recent Donation Draws Democratic Criticism

Man Identified in Weekend Homicide

Visitation For Mt. Zion Man Who Went Missing

Fatal Shooting At Decatur Bar

Music And Wine Festival Continues To Grow

Christmon Named Suspect in Champaign Shooting

Two Men Arrested For Vermilion County Bank Robbery

Decatur Remembers Fallen Vets With Parade, Ceremony

Veterans Ask People To Remember Their Service On Memorial Day

Springfield Mile Almost Cancelled This Year

State Police Give Water Safety Tips

Changes Coming To PARCC Test

Local Man Starts Wish List Drive to Help Ronald McDonald House Families

Senate Passes Bill Lowering Penalties on Marijuana

ADM Interns Fight Invasive Species

House Takes Another Vote On Turnaround Subject

Langfelder Addresses Crowd at Citizens Club

Christian County Eyeing Public Transportation System

Macon County Plans to Move Offices Into Decatur Library

State Department of Corrections Director Steps Down

University Presidents Enjoy Special Perks In New Report

Plan to Start E-Learning on Snow Days

Military Surprise For One Local School

New Business District in Shelbyville

City Pools Set To Open

New U of I President Visits Springfield Campus

New Symbol Installed For Local Church

Lawmakers Anticipating Vote On USA Freedom Act

Marijuana Bill Passes Senate, Moves On To Governor

Rauner Threatens Elongated Session

Rauner Expected To Introduce Agenda Legislation

IDOT Suspends Road Work For Holiday Weekend

High Speed Chase in Macon County, Searching for Suspect

Bishop Paprocki Responds To DeGrand Statement

Police Search For Four Suspects In Armed Robbery

Officials Remind Drivers To Drive Safe, Smart During Memorial Day Weekend

Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog

Decatur Soldier Honored With Purple Heart

Springfield Communications Director Brushes Off Nepotism; Talks Tight Budget

Millionaire's Tax Fails In House

SEIU Rallies At Capitol

Movie Theater in Lincoln Could Open By Holidays

PARCC Tests To Be Offered Only Once A Year

Former State Employees Suing State

Rochester Student Wins Statewide 'Tar Wars' Contest

SIU School of Medicine Donates Books To Enos Students

Push To Rename Road In Honor Of State Trooper

Cutting Hair For A Cause

Curtin Pleads Guilty In St. John's Children's Hospital Theft Case

Special Report: Governor's Mansion On Road To Recovery

Mt. Zion Man Missing

Springfield Sputnik Sign To Be In Museum

Millionaires Tax To Be Voted On

Police Warn Of Memorial Day Driving Dangers

Parties Butt Heads Over Term Limits

Meat Markets Prepare For Memorial Day

Springfield Locals Bring Awareness To Mental Health

Panel Discusses Illinois Prison Reform

Central Illinois Not Affected by Mass Takata Recall Just Yet

Fugitive Files: Sangamon County Deputies Need Public's Help in Search For Suspect

Springfield Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi Responds to Critics

Gas Prices To Rise This Holiday Weekend

Tax Groups Propose Solutions For New Revenue

Heroin Bill Moves Forward In House Chamber

Lanphier Students Raise Donations With Dodgeball Tournament

The Push To Eliminate Backlogs of Sexual Assault Kits

Preist Speaks Out About Abuse Allegations

State Agencies Warn of Water Dangers

Feitshans Elementary Encourages Summer Reading With Donation

Furthering Illinois' Role As Global Food Producer

School Food Director Arrested for Stealing Thousands In Lunch Money

Woman Stabs Man Holding Her Against Will

Fair Share Lawsuit To Proceed Without Governor

Report: Medical Care Lacking For Several IL Prisons

Farnham Reports To Prison

Citizens Hopeful For Changes To The 6th Street Corridor

Conversion Therapy Ban Passes House

Biggest Recall In History - Eleven Car Makers Affected

Wood Donation Makes Global Impact

Girl Scout Troop Brings New Food Pantry To Springfield

First Responders Say Traffic Impacts Their Ability To Work

Daily Commute, How Travel Times Impacted In Springfield

Little Rock Nine Visits Springfield

Springfield City Council Overrides Houston Veto

Snow Day Bill Moves To The Senate

Springfield Police Search For Peeping Tom

Republicans Turn Up Rhetoric

Mayor Testifies On Amtrak Funding

Illinois Supreme Court Hears Case Against Major Cigarette Company

Mount Zion Plans for New Water Tower

Plan for Illinois Drivers to Automatically Be Registered Voters

Decatur Finds Possible Solutions for Fining Unkept Property

Upgrades Coming to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Jacksonville Man Caught Making Meth

Getaway Driver In Bank Robbery Sentenced

Man Found Guilty Of Trying To Kill Wife

Beardstown School Brings Field Trip Experience To Them

Passavant Receives Multi-Million Donation

Conference Promotes Healthy Brain Aging

Rauner Presents ICED Awards

MacMurray College Selects New President

New Lawsuit Arises Over Medical Marijuana Program

House Approves Protection Bill Against PARCC Testing

Juror Pay to Increase Come June

Extention Considered on Medical Pot Program

Parsons' Goes By Middle Name In Texas

Memorial Day Events Taking Place At ALPLM

Current State Of Traffic In The Capital City

Special Report: FBI Deadly Force

A Look At Suicide Rates For Children

Springfield Ranks Low On Diverse Cities List

The Eye Institute Donates Thousands To Kidzeum

Students Recognized For Reading Skills

Bird Flu Causing Egg Prices To Skyrocket

School Board Passes Social Media Policy

Decatur City Council Meets To Discuss Administrative Court Issues

40% of City Employees Live Outside Springfield

Springfield City Council Members Discuss Overriding Veto

ICCS Gives $20k Grant to Feed Local School Children

Law Enforcement Warns Parents of Consequences With Graduation Parties

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Warns of Busy Memorial Day Travel

Rauner Responds To Critics

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Weapons Ban

Traffic In Springfield, A Local Reflects On Travel In The 1950s

Springfield Opens Medical Learning Center

Online Students Walk Across the Aisle for UIS Graduation

Hundreds Run In Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Downtown Festivals Prepared For Possible Rain This Weekend

Springfield Looks to Save More Than $100,000 with Updated Police Cars

Springfield Explains Police and Fire Dept. Pay Raises

Federal Government Grants Funding for Springfield Airport

UIS Drawing in Record Breaking Numbers of International Students

State to Add Lanes to I-55 in Springfield

House Takes Another Controversial Vote

Future Of Rauner's Proposed Pension Plan Uncertain

Minority Business Forum Hosted In Decatur

Springfield Police Officer Honored For Bravery

Lawmakers Approves Medical Marijuana Reimbursement Plan

Governor Talks with LUDA Superintendents

Tourettes Awareness Month Addresses Misconceptions

Breast Model Educates At Race For The Cure 5K

Illinois Soldiers Deploy To Train Polish Soldiers

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

Police Search For Suspects In Springfield Murder Case

Park District Jamboree Comes To Erin's Pavilion

Five Illinois Soldiers Say Goodbye To Families, Friends

Pridefest Returns To Springfield

Decatur Residents Asked To Upgrade Water Meter, Could Face Fee

Breast Cancer Survivors Explain Why They Are Racing For The Cure

Economists Weigh In On Job Market For 2015 Graduates

Sangamon County Crews Practice, Prepare For Train Derailments

Superintendents From Across the State Discuss Hot Button Topics During Thursday's Board Meeting

Right To Work Vote Angers Lawmakers

Right to Work Status in Local Central Illinois Government

History Comes Alive Gains Funding For Another Year

Sen. Kirk Runs First TV Ad Of 2016 Election

Illinois Road Funding Could Decrease

SHG Takes First In Springfield Clinic Blood Drive Challenge

SIU, St. John's Renew Partnership

Death Of Decatur Teen Ruled Homicide

Decatur Death Ruled Undetermined

Amber Alert System To Use GPS Technology

Crowd Funding Could Come To Businesses

Rauner Endorses LaHood For 18th District Seat

Sherman Teen Cited After Fatal Accident

Parents and Supporters Rally for Child Care Funding

New Berlin Police Investigate Report Of Peeping Tom

Effingham Creates Emergency Notification System

ADM Donates Thousands To Nepal Relief

Fatty 5k Gets Ready To Write Checks To Charities

Old Capitol Farmers Market Opens

Board President Hopes SIG Grants Will Improve Schools

Hunter Lake Being Pushed by CWLP

Downtown UIS Building Stays in Committee of the Whole

Nehemiah Expansion Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Newly Built Homes in Springfield

Sangamon County Sheriff's Department Cracking Down on Unbuckled Drivers

Starting Over On Pension Reform

Late Sen. Dixon Honored

Plan for More High Schoolers to Get College Credit

Amtrak Fights Proposed Cuts at Statehouse

Kincaid Board Approves Body Cameras

House Committee Moves Healthcare Right of Conscience Bill

Williamsville Begins Planning Of New Library

Lanphier High Up For School Improvement Grant

Anti-Sexual Assault Groups Meet In Capital City

Attempted Kidnapping Of 12-Year-Old Girl

Instructor Cleared of Improper Conduct Charges

Body Found On Discarded Furniture Behind Thrift Store

Report: Springfield Third-Best City For Friends

UPDATE: Abductor Captured In Illinois

Palazzolo New Circuit Clerk For Sangamon County

Video Game Expansion Main Focus In Statehouse

Early Morning Shooting Sends On To Hospital

Styx and Tesla To Perform At The Fair

Lawmakers Push For Coal Reform

Veterans Greeted Home From Honor Flight

Man Admits To U of I Student's Murder

SIU Student Laid To Rest After Murder

IL Politicians Remember Alan Dixon

Site To Still Be Determined of Obama Library on Chicago Campus

Lawmakers Seek To Clarify Accent Light Laws For Motorcycles

City Council Considering Overriding Houston Veto Next Week

New Chatham Village Trustees Want To Hold Leaders Accountable

Hundreds Gather to Honor Fallen Fire Heroes

IHSA Launches Play Smart Play Hard Initiative

Committee of the Whole Tackles Tort Reform

DeWitt County to Make Clinton Marina ADA Complient

Emerald Ash Borers Destroy Springfield Trees

Christian Village In Lincoln Begins Expansion

Decatur Receives Siren Upgrade

Plan to Cut Down Steps in Medication Insurance Process

Mason Co. Animal Shelter Volunteer Arrested For Embezzlement

Verizon, Sprint Customers To Gain Back Money For Bogus Fees

Faith Leaders Rally Against Proposed Cuts

UIS Participates In Monarch Butterfly Challenge

Lanphier High Wins $10K Grant From MTI

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Provides Day of Remembrance For Vets

Possible Changes To Come To SMTD

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