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New Law Expands Schools' Authority to Punish Cyber Bullying

Medical Pot Opens to Seizure Patients, Kids Jan. 1

New Law Requires New Schools To Include Storm Shelters

Merlin Auto Shop Demolished After Fire

Apartment Fire Leaves Five Homeless

Police Search For Info On Possile Arson

Wrapping Toys For Tots Gifts Brings Feelings of Christmas

Groundbreaking For New Decatur Health Center

Springfield Clinic Awards Last Give 75 Award

Man Fractures Infant Son's Skull, Arrested in Decatur

New DeWitt County State's Attorney Appointed

50 Smiles Program Brings Christmas To Students

Local High School Team Gives Back

Film Commission Inducts Central Illinois Man Into Hall of Fame

Red Cross Assists Springfield Family After House Fire

Mini Horses Provide Therapy

Unemployment Rate Lowest In Six Years

Schock on Cuba Relations

Dick Durbin Interview

Tips On Winterizing Your Car

Governor Quinn Calls Special Session To Fill Comptroller

UIS Intensive English Program Graduation

Many Charities Still In Need This Holiday Season

Inauguration Preparation Underway

Cuba And Agriculture: What Improved Relations Means for Illinois Farmers

Christmas Comes To Children in Need Thanks To A Local Bank and Learning Center

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Deathly Car Crash

New Round of Safety Patrols

Schock Discusses New Able Act

Sangamon County Health Needs Assessment Discussed Between Area Hospitals

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Begins Today

Possible Hike In Senior License Plate Renewal

Quinn Calls Special Session

Residents Meet To Discuss ADA Transition Plan

Jacksonville UPS Worker Accused Of Stealing Packages Worth Thousands

ISP Arrest Visually Impaired Instructor For Sexual Abuse

Renovation Plans For Holiday Inn Express and Crown Plaza Hotel

Chatham Residents Fight For Clean Water

Experts Say Illinois Debt Could Take Years To Fix

Springfield Residents Demand Quiet Zone to Hush Trains

Springfield Community Leaders Hope Rauner Brings State Jobs Back

Hefty Donation To Go Towards Lincoln Library Renovations

Slumberland Donates Beds To Local Families

Cunningham Found Guilty In Decatur Double Homicide

Edwards Can Stay on Treasurer Ballot

Vacant Home Causing Troubles For Neighbors

U.S./Cuba to "Normalize" Relations

Berry Waived Extradition Today In Court

Students Shop For Parents Thanks To Organization

Winter Weatherization Program Aims To Keep Cold Out

Homeless Shelter Close to Final Home

Tax Reminder for Businesses in Illinois

Part of MacArthur Blvd. Closed

Remembering Judy Baar Topinka: An Institution

Jury Deliberates On Cunningham Murder Case

Senior Dead After Accident in Shelbyville

FBI Talks Challenges, Use of Deadly Force

Chamber Highlighting Businesses That Give Back

Rauner Talks Budget In Springfield

Three Run Unopposed So Far for 186 School Board

License Requirements Impede 186 Minority Recruiting

Sen. Kirk Retires From Naval Reserve

UIS Web Team Help Fellow Students With Finals Stress

Brother Of Murder Victim Pleads Not Guilty To Related Charges

Berry To Appear In Court Wednesday

Highest Holiday Travel Rate Predicted For This Season

Hanukkah Holiday Celebration Begins Today

Lisa Madigan Weighs In On Comptroller Vacancy

Two Passengers Injured After Man Drives, Crashes While High On Meth

Men Receive Help From Red Cross After House Fire

Pleasant Plains Teachers Receive Raise

Hog Barn Fire In Williamsville

Contact Ministries to Hold 20th Annual Christmas Giveaway

District 186: New Plan For Security

Miracle Moms Receive Makeover for Fundraiser

Festivities set for Rauner Inauguration

Antibullying Campaign, Harlem Globetrotter Speaks To Students

Flu Season Hits Early

Protecting Trees From Deer Damage

Volunteering Time VS. Money

Avery Berry Arrested In St. Louis Area

Gas Prices Down For The Holidays

Report Released About The Closing Of Dwight Correctional Center

Former Lawmaker Now Registered Sex Offender

Forgotten Angels Continue To Need Donors

Holiday Stress Reliever Outdoors

Get Covered or Get Fined

Boston Bombing Fund To Stop Collecting

Busiest Mailing Day Of The Year

Health Insurance Enrollement: Last Day for Deadline

Madigan Releases Statement On Comptroller Vacancy

One Teen Dead, Another Injured In Macon County Crash

Fatality Due To Last Week's House Fire

ISP Conducts Large Scale Training Exercise

Lt. Gov. Simon Wants Comptroller Seat

Special Olympics Shoot Out Hosted At Blackburn College

Local Church Hosts 16th Annual Christmas Cantata

Hundreds Partake In 33rd Annual Caroling At The Carillon

Springfield Store, LaBonte's Luggage Closing Its Doors

Protests In Springfield Lose Momentum

Should The Bel-Aire Motel Be Saved?

New IRS Phone Scam, Springfield Residents Affected

New Eavesdropping Bill: Misinformation Being Spread

Sebastian's Hideout and Stella Blue To Shut Down

Beauty Store On Wabash Robbed, Police Search For Suspect

FCC Agrees To High Speed Internet In Rural, Poor Schools

SIU Donates Coats To Enos Elementary Students

New Knee Replacement Offered In Springfield

NAACP Holding Meeting on 186 Desegregation Order

Salvation Army Needs Help for 400 "Forgotten Angels"

Ameren Increase Expected In 2015

Christmas With A Spooky Twist

Jury Duty Scam Happening In Sangamon County

Durbin On Civil Rights

Rollover Accident In Riverton, Two Injured

LLCC Aviation Program Starts In January

Community Meeting Hopes To Bridge Gap Between Police And Public

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Asking for Help

Continuing Without Judy Baar Topinka

Esquire Theatre Coming Down

Repairs Running Smoothly For Virgina's High School Roof

Deer Harvest Numbers Up

Wrongful Conviction Course Being Offered Online

New Details In Kincaid Robbery

Baar Topinka's Will Calls For Not Funeral, Only Memorial Service

Illinois Ranked 30th Healthiest State

UIS Recognized For Volunteering Efforts

Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charge, One Victim Confirmed

Code Violations in House Fire?

Chicago Mayor Criticizes Gov. Quinn

Best of Judy Baar Topinka

Postal Service Reminds You To Get Gifts In Mail

Shop With A Sheriff In Macon County, Another Success

Bel-Aire Motel To Be Demolished

What's Next for State Comptroller's Office

Judy Baar Topinka: State Leaders Reflect

DOC Creates Christmas For Springfield Students

Pana Police Keeping Tabs On Possible Peeping Tom

Corridor 67 Opens, Work Still Needs To Be Done

Local Auto Shop Gives Refurbished Car To Single Mom

Electrical Surge Causes Springfield Clinic To Temporarily Close

ACA Enrollment Ends Monday

Judy Baar Topinka: Trailblazing Independent

Richland Community College Opens Workforce Institute

Springfield Ranks 3rd Dangerous City In IL

Man Arrested For Burglary After Falling Through Ceiling

Judy Baar Topinka Dies

Woman Pepper Sprayed During Burglary

Pension Reform Case Moving Forward In Supreme Court

ALPLM Announces 2015 Calendar of Events

District 186 To Implement Text Alerts

Decatur Flag Pole Replaced After It Had Been Stolen

Update on Racketeering Case

Goodwill Job Fair Has Successful Turn Out

Peeping Tom Seen Around Pana

Man Arrested For Shooting Teen

New Year, New Business

Holiday Crackdown On Drunk Drivers

Man Leads Police To Own Meth Lab

Victim Pepper Sprayed in Kincaid Home Invasion

Jump or Burn: Morning Fire Injures Three

Update In Case Of Misuse of Public Health Grants

Proposed Law To Change Color of BB and Airsoft Guns

New Leader Of Illinois Sports Facilities Authority

Man Tries To Eat Drugs During Traffic Stop

Man Receives 30 Months Probation For Child Abuse

Trial Underway For 2012 Double Homicide

Rauner: Illinois Budget "Very Rough"

Tuesday Morning Fire, Three Injuried

Local Reaction To Profiling Regulations

Uber Coming To Springfield?

Donated Shoes To Be Given To Local Children In Need

High School Students Spread Holiday Cheer To Elementary School

Account Set Up For Fire Victims

Decatur Fire Leaves Thousands In Damage

Decatur Reapplying For City Grants

Man Facing Charges After Macoupin County Crash

Police Search For Suspect In Wiring Theft

Pension Lawsuit Update: Workers Don't See Need For Hasty Decision

Independence Pointe Christmas Ornament Now Available

Jacksonville Goodwill Job Fair Set For Tuesday

Ribbon Cutting For City's Consolidated Garage

Man Dies in Single-Car Accident Friday Night

Woman Identified In Fatal Mahomet Accident

Danville Armed Robbery Leads To Arrest

Tradition Continues With Annual Parade Of Lights

Henson-Robinson Zoo Opened For Christmas Lights

Congress Still Has Work To Do Before New Year

Baby Drive For Toys For Tots

Springfield Business Opens Holiday Store To Help Charities

Benedictine Layoffs To Begin December 31st

Vietnam Veterans Host Christmas Memorial

Morrisonville School District Hires Interim Superintendent

Police Search For Men Who Held Up Dollar General

School Safety Conference Held In Capital City

Madigan Motions For Speedy Decision On Pension Reform Appeal

Eavesdropping Law On Its Way To Gov. Quinn

Police Explain Use of Force Policy

Ballot Challenges In City Race

Flu Vaccine Less Effective This Year

Tips For Battling The Holiday Blues

Rauner in Washington, D.C.

New Fire and Police Chiefs in Decatur

Man Pleads Not Guilty To First-Degree Murder

Republican Party Endorses Palazzolo For Mayor

Dangers Of Holiday Decor: How You Can Prevent Accidents

Springfield Clinic Nationally Recognized For Blood Pressure Control

City Moves Into Consolidated Garage

Wreaths Across America Returns To Camp Butler

Illinois Ranked Worst-Run State in the Country

Minimum Wage Passes Senate, Special Action Now Required by Quinn

Free House in Enos Park

Hundreds Gather To Remember 7-Year-Old Killed In House Fire

Shopping on a Budget This Holiday Season

Same-Day Voter Registration Bill to Become Law

Leaders: College MAP Grants Could Face Devastating Cuts

Lawmakers Push for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Measures

City Begins Budget Planning Process

Oak Ridge Cemetery Gets New Entrance

Farm Service Agency Receives Governor's Hometown Award

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel To Soon Have New Owner

Springfield Among Cities To Get Electric Car Station

Fuel Tanks To Be Removed In Taylorville

Man Sentenced For Beating 3-Month-Old Son

Happy 196th Brithday, Illinois

Lighting Up Lincoln

Coroner: Man Could Have Had Medical Episode Leading To Car Accident

Jacksonville Man Arrested in Murder-Related Shooting

Three Arrested InTaylorville For Meth

Macon Co. Sheriff's Dept. Searching For New K-9

6th Annual Guns 'N Hoses

Downtown Springfield Holiday Walk

Chatham Residents Concerned Over Mystery Substance In Water

What Is Giving Tuesday?

New Alderman Appointed at Springfield Council Meeting

Lawmakers: Minimum Wage Hike Likely

Leaders Call for Education Overhaul

Rauner: Quinn's Accounting "Fundamentally Dishonest"

7-Year-Old Girl Dies In Fire

Hit And Run Lands Two Officers In Hospital

Nativity Scene On Display In Capitol

Southeast High Hosts Making The Grade

District Considering Restorative Justice

Palazzolo Lands Endorsement, Announces Plan

Rep. Davis: Shutdown Unlikely

Two Decatur Shootings in Two Days

Veto Session To Review Same-Day Voting

Human Rights Fraud Under Investigation

School Board Raising Standards And Dealing With Funding Woes

Sangamon Co. Sheriff Wes Barr Sworn In

Murphy's Loft Opens In Downtown Springfield

LLCC Receives Hundreds Of Thousands

Cyber Monday Challenges Small Business To Go Digital

U of I President To Start Term Early

Ameren Warns Of Potential Scam

Shed Catches Fire On Wabash

Chicago Leaders To Vote On Minimum Wage Increase

26th World Aids Day

County Officers Sworn In Today

Fire Destroys Christmas Gifts, Displaces Mom and Kids

Safe Routes To School Program Incourages Student Activity

IHSA Faces Concussion Lawsuit

Illinois Supreme Court To Hear Futuregen Case

Rantoul Police To Receive Body Cameras

Late Night Fire Displaces Families

Teen Shot During Drug Deal

Officials To Be Sworn In Monday

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