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Update: Missing U of I Student

Model Illinois Government, Students Take To the Capital

Charity of the Month

Mayoral Candidate Starts First Of Many Ward Visits

Springfield's Historic Downtown District Closer To Expanding

Four Indicted for Solicitation and Other Charges

Melody Lyons Pleads Guilty - Victim's Family Reacts

Witt Woman Dies In House Fire

Frigid Temperatures Presents Challenges For Firefighters

MacArthur To Play First Game in New Gym Friday

Superintendent Reacts To State Budget

Slow Start For Tax Returns

Fracking Takes Center Stage at Citizen's Club Meeting

Photo of Dress Causes Debate

Glenwood To Host Local Show Choir Competition

Mostaccioli Dinner At SHG Sunday

Schock Reimburses Government For Office Remodel

Man's Body Found on Roadway

Farnham Sentencing Delay Request Denied

Snow Emergency Declared For Feb. 28th

Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

Crimestoppers Search For Burglars

Farnham Wants Sentencing Delayed Due To Illness, Prosecutors Disagree

Alderman: Springfield Budget Discussion Far From Over

Lyons Receives 40 Years For Double Murder

Toy Oven To Cook Girl Scout Cookies

Bus Rollover Thursday, No Serious Injuries

Measles Patient Could Have Exposed Virus in a Menards

FCC Approves New Net Neutrality Rules

Emergency Vehicles Battle Icy Roads

Lt. Governor Speaks To Sangamon County GOP

Decatur Considering Motor Fuel Tax

Rally to Fully Fund Low-Income Childcare Program

LLCC Expected To Keep Soccer Team

Man Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 3-Year-Old

IL Crop Yields Considered Historic

Broomfield Pleads Not Guilty In Tuttle Murder

New Legislation Seeks to Protect Nuclear Plants

Altamont Man Facing Meth Charges

Fed court declines to decide Illinois pension issue

District 186 Celebrates Black History Month

IL Public Health Director Discusses Measles Outbreak on Sunrise

Transforming Illinois: Reaction to the Rauner Budget

Rauner And Party Leaders Addressing Money Problems

Weather Blamed On Voting Outcome

Cook County Adult Contracts Measles, Source Unknown

Two TB Cases Confirmed In Macon County

Some Troubles Arise In Medical Marijuana Licensing Process

Lawmaker Proposes Healthy Options In Vending Machines At Rest Stops

Process to Replace Rep. Brauer Has Started

City Council Members Talk Outgoing Mayor and Council Members

Possible DHS Shutdown: Should You Be Worried?

LLCC Ag Club Hosts Farmer's Share Luncheon

Rauner Delivers Message To His Team

Old Plan Could Help Fund Education

Polar Plunge Aims To Raise Money For Special Olympics

Veterans Gather For Leadership Day

IDOT Holds Business Conference, Brings Businesses Together

Langfelder and Palazzolo: What's Next?

Shumway Man Wanted For Sexual Assault of A Child

Preliminary Autopsy For Woman Killed In Highrise Fire

Rauner Speaks At Farm Bureau Conference

Sec. of State To Implement Autism Library Programs

Man Charged With Sexual Assault For Re-Enacting "Fifty Shades" With Unwilling Woman

Snow Emergency Declared in Springfield

Students Join Together To Create Care Packages

Man Behind Bars For Tuesday Stabbing

Langfelder Continues Hope To Build "Culture Of Trust" As Mayor

Results For Central Illinois Primary Races

Ward Two Alderman Primary Results

Houston Falls In Primary

Palazzolo Carries Message To Turn Springfield Around Into The General Election

Investors: Rauner's Budget "Hard To Implement"

State Police Release Documents Detailing Shredgate Investigation

Mayor Houston Reacts to Primary Loss

Springfield Committee of the Whole Meets on Election Primary Night

Decatur Schools Brace For $2.2 Million In Budget Cuts

Langfelder, Palazzolo Advance to General Election

Fatal Fire In Springfield Highrise

Former Chatham Resident Appears on 'Shark Tank'

Americans Don't Have Emergency Savings

Primary Election Turn Out Thus Far

Rauner Proposes Cuts To LIHEAP

Medical Society Gives Recommendations To Fight Narcotics

Cold Weather Effects on Voting Outcome

Ball-Chatham Board Members Wary Of State's Four Payment Plan

Overall Springfield Crime Down in 2014, Crimes Against Persons Up

Students May Have To Pay Back Bits of MAP Grant

Jacksonville City Council Turns Down Two Alcohol Sale Requests

Schock Found Spending Thousands On Private Flights

New Details In U of I Student's Death

ISP Releases Enforcement Patrol Study

Mayor Houston's Shredding Comments Under Review

One Dead After Early Morning Fire

Violence Prevention Task Force Meets for the First Time

Alzheimer's Disease Gets Spotlight from Academy Awards

Primaries in Springfield on Tuesday

New Life For Bills This Session

City of Decatur, Making Progress Hiring New City Manager

Decatur Applies For Urban Development Funds

Local Farmer Wins $2,500, Donates It To A Non-Profit

Springfield Ranked Sixth-Cheapest City In America

Primary Election 101

Siberian Express: What Is It?

New Details About a Fatal Fire in Clinton

Macon County Car Crash Turns Fatal

Elementary Students Celebrate Black History Month By Thinking Outside The Box

Balancing Senior's Health and Independence

Same-Sex Couples Now Have New Tax Filing Options

Book Signing And Discussion To Celebrate Black History Month

Vaccine Exemption Bill Tightens Up Rules

One Dead After House Fire In Clinton

Roadblock For Iowa Residents Hoping To Buy Cannibis

Rauner's Budget To Cut Amtrak Funding

Mayoral Spotlight Recap

Seven Displaced Due To Champaign Apartment Fire

Two Organizations Celebrate For Good Cause

Homelessness And Mental Illness In Springfield

Faculty Unionize at UIS

Springfield Gets Record Breaking Snow

Nursing Home Ratings Fall with New Federal Standards

Bills Filed to Decriminalize Certain Amounts of Marijuana

Former Rep. Rich Brauer Takes Job with IDOT

Local Mayors Respond To Governor Rauner's Budget Address

New Deadlines For Health Insurance Enrollment

Increased Salt Prices, Snow Removal Crews Prepare For Storm

Rodney Davis Supports Military Action Against ISIS

Rodney Davis Praises Avery Bourne Appointment

Caterpillar Looks To Expand

Rodney Davis Criticizes Rauner's Stance on Unions

Decatur Man Admits To Having Sex With Young Girl

New Dietary Guidelines

Health Officials Urge Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

Jobe Gives Backing To Senor

What to Do in a Snow Emergency


Brauer Takes IDOT Job

John and Andi Join the Sunrise Team

Parties Back Clean Jobs Bill

Crowdfunding A Baby: IVF Campaigns Skyrocket On GoFundMe

Man Accused Of Murder Appears In Sangamon County Court

Springfield Police Dept. Body Camera Update

New Taskforce To End Violence

Parents and Providers Rally At Capitol

Gov. Rauner Wants to Re-Institute SMART Act

Report: Alderman Turner "Violated Her Duty"

Man Charged With DUI After Backing Car Into House

Sen. Manar Meets With Lawmakers About High-Speed Rail Transparency

Pension Arguments Scheduled

Cumin Found To Contain Peanuts

Habitat For Humanity Restore Prepares For Move

Students Protest Possible Illinois College Tuition Hike


Sen. Scott Bennett and Sen. Dale Righter React to Gov. Rauner's Budget Address

Man Indicted For Front Porch Murder

Keeping Your Home Safe This Winter

Sen. Trotter Compares Rauner to "ISIS Warrior"

Youngest Lawmaker Sworn Into Illinois House

State of Missouri Files Charges On Altamont Man

Red Cross Offers Tips For Cold Weather

Community Reacts To Budget Address

Phishing Scams Grow

Speaker Madigan Reacts to Budget Address

Union Leaders and Members Rip Rauner Budget

Budget Address Recap

Federal Governement Investigating Caterpillar

Ameren Illinois Proposes Hike

Former Kincaid Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty

Decatur School Board Proposes Cuts

Rep. Brauer To Step Down


St. John's Receives Grant For Heart Health

Public Works Director Says Potholes Are Less of A Problem

Homeless Shelter Expecting Influx Of Patrons

Bouncing Back From A Heart Event

Shaw Pleads Not Guilty To Forgery and Theft

Former Kincaid Police Chief To Appear In Court

Car Crashes Into Springfield Home

Bill Pushes To Ensure Diversity Hiring By Colleges

Financial Literacy Bill Looks To Improve High School Curriculum

Chatham Water Commissioner Opens Up About Plans For Village

E-Cigarette Classification Bill Proposed

Students Must Bundle Up This Week

UPDATED: Attempted Abduction In Chatham Falsely Reported

Budget Address Preview

Illinois State Police Owed About $12 Million by State

Lawmakers Say Children Need to be Focus in Budget Address and Future

New Study: Tax Rollback Increases Income Inequality

Central Illinois Foodbank Aids Hungry Kids


Springfield Resident Wins $2.5 Million Off Of Scratch Off

Local Soldiers Deployed To Afghanistan

As Temps Dip Down, Possibility of Hypothermia Increase

Illinois Measles Cases Climb To 14 With 1 More Infant Sick

Iowa Looks To Bring Business To Illinois

23-Year-Old To Replace Rosenthal

Decatur Restaurant Owner Arrested For Selling Drugs From Establishment

Rauner's Make Appearance To "Selma" Viewers

Bath Salts: A Growing Epidemic In Central Illinois Part Two

Springfield City Budget Will Go Up For Vote Tuesday

Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Illinois Funeral Coalition Moving Forward With or Without Train

Illinois Guardsmen Leaving For Afghanistan

Domestic Disputes, Authorities Notice Aggression Trends

UIS Hosts Springfield Collegiate Career Fair

MABUS Holds Conference In Springfield

Governor Prepares For First Budget Address

ACLU Pushes For Foster Care Reforms

Extended Sentence For Criminals Faking Mental Illness


Former Chatham Employee Sentenced to Prison

Sunshine Precious In Winter Months

Work Begins On Fifth Street Starting Tuesday

Alderman Says Public Is Misinformed When It Comes To Primary Elections

Locals Come Together To Help Make Man's Final Wish Possible

Uber Now Available All Around Central Illinois

Budget Cuts Affecting Troopers

Rep. Scherer Looks To Improve Gang Recruitment Bill

Courts To Decide Fate Of Shelby County Community Services

Two Unrelated Weekend Shootings In The Capital City

Sunday Fire Displaces Six

Poll Numbers Show Rauner Disapproval Ratings Increase

Bath Salts: A Growing Epidemic In Central Illinois

Governor Rauner In Springfield Ahead of Busy Week

Fifty Phenomenon: Adult Novelty Stores Seeing Increased Sales

New Measles Cases in Illinois

Final Day Before ACA Enrollment, What You Need To Know

Illinois Seeks Third Extension on Driver's Licenses

Rauner Sidesteps Comptroller's Refusal Of Executive Order

Experts Say Mental Health Treatment Could Alleviate Overcrowded Prisons

CWLP May Avoid Technical Default

Illinois Mandate: Some People Are Exempt From Getting Vaccines

Settlement Reached In Jacksonville Police Brutality Case

Ready, Set, Shred: Mayor Houston Reacts

Glenwood Middle School Kicks Off Heart Fundraiser

Study On Cholesterol-Ridden Foods

State Rep. Works To Save Clinton Power Plant

Rauner Appoints New DCFS Director

Dept. Of Transportation Nominee's Past Revealed

Crime Stoppers Search For Violent Robber

Illinois Drivers Licenses May Not Be Enough to Fly

Local Military Members Support New Mental Health Law

Illinois Has $1 Million Lotto Winner

Rauner Spends First Month Issuing Executive Orders

Macon County Sheriff's Department Getting Body Cameras

Winner Chosen In Lincoln Selfie Contest

Ameren Illinois Adds New Piece of Equipment

Springfield Celebrates Lincoln's Birthday

Funds Short For Lincoln Funeral Car

Heart Health: A Focus On Children

Events Help Springfield Residents Sign Up For Obamacare

Facebook To Allow Legacy Contact

Mayoral Candidates React To Shredding Findings

Illinois National Guard Remembers Lincoln

Parties Disagree On Funding For Homeland Security

Ready, Set, Shred: The Findings

Gov. Bruce Rauner Sits Down With Sunrise Crew

Two Men Accused Of Murdering Louis Tuttle Appear In Court

Executive Order Aims To Reform Criminal Justice

Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Get More Cash

Seed Distribution Center Coming To Effingham

Taylorville School District Considers Changes To School Day

Herman Senor Speaks Out About Future Alderman Plans

CO Poisoning Victim's Family Tells Others to Be Safe

ISB Approves More Money For Schools

Changes To Process Of Getting Drivers License

No Charges Against Springfield Police On Shredding Scandal

College Students Visit Elementary School For 'No Excuses' Program

Kidzeum Receives Donation For Green Home Exhibit

South Sangamon Water Commisson Now Has New Commissioner

Sangamon County Board Appoints County Clerk

Lawmakers Go On Manufacturing Tour

Vandals Damage 25 Properties in Lincoln

Rauner Exec. Order Allows for State Employee Free Riders

Palazzolo Pushes Public Safety as Way for City to Grow

CUB Fighting Ameren Illinois Rate Hike

Father and Son Battle Colon Cancer Together

Retirees Receive Confusing Letter From Court

The Cost Of Making Illinois Competitive

Rauner Visits Local Schools Talks Education Funding

Low Income Libraries Receive Grant

Illinois First To Hold Online Job Fair

Glenarm Man Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty

Reber Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn

Jacksonville Leaders Pass Plan To Build Water Plant

FBI Approves Using Criminal History Records For Medical Marijuana Licenses

Judge Rules To Permanently Remove Parental Rights Of Mother Who Left Child In Dumpster

2015 Health Coverage Deadline Just Around The Corner

First Year of FOID Mental Health System Deemed Successful

Rauner Hires Sister Of Top Aide After Implementing Govt. Hiring Freeze

Over 80 Buildings Added To City's Historic District

HPV Vaccine Study Uncovers Zero Correlation Between Vacine and Unsafe Sex Practices

Springfield's First African American Academic Male Teacher

Meet Springfield's First African American Aldermen

Go Red: One Local Woman's Story Of Survival

Live Interview: State Senators React to Rauner's State of the State

Military Romance Scam

Military Members Warned of Terrorists on Social Media

Springfield Fire Department Taking Class to Better Handle Autistic Children

First Ever Offered In Central Illinois, Heated Chemotherapy Treatment

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