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Tobacco Quit Line to Re-open

Schock Aide Testifies in Grand Jury Hearing

Springfield Elected Officials Getting Inaugurated Thursday

Springfield Pay Final Tribute to Sangamon County Correctional Officer

Chicago Finalizes Deal In Police Torture Scandal

Effingham Man Found Guilty Of Home Invasion

Tobacco Quitline is Back In Business

Lower Penalties for Small Amounts of Marijuana

IDOT and State Police Promote Motorcycle Safety

Decatur Tradition Continues With Prairie Life Days

Teen Birth Rate Down In Macon County

Man Arrested For Setting Fire To Ex-Girlfriend's Garage

Salary of Rauner's Chief Operating Officer Released

Senator Pushes To Undo Portion Of Concealed Carry Law Involving Assault Weapons

U of I To Launch Online-Only MBA Program

IDOC Honors Fallen Heroes

Body Found Behind Shopping Center Identified

Car Crashes Into Tractor, Kills Farmer

Zoos Across Midwest Take Precautions To Prevent Avian Flu

Small Earthquakes Pose Big Problem In Illinois

Springfield City Council Passes Several Measures At Final Meeting

Chatham Trustees Question Village Spending

Langfelder Raised $250K for Elections

Schock Staffers to Testify Wednesday

Bank Robbery Cases Remain Few and Far Between

House Hears Testimony On Workers Comp

Group Pushes For More Revenue

Ashley Furniture Store Comes to Decatur

Maroa-Forsyth School District Faces Defecit

Pro Life Advocates Protest Senate Bill

Nice Weather Leads to More Planting for Farmers

Auburn's Burn Ordinance

Preparing For Disasters With Disabilities

One Man Dead After Crash In Shelby County

Details Released About Body Found Behind The Gables

Altamont Man Arrested For Meth Making Materials

One Woman Dead, Two Children Injured In Effingham Car Crash

District 186 Considers New Policy On Advertising

Man Sentenced For Attempted Murder of Decatur Woman

State Fair Manager Appointed

School Bus Involved In Minor Crash

City Leaders See Success In Coffee And Conversations

IL Bill Extends Time Limits For Resale Goods At Pawn Shops

A Look Back and Forward at the Capitol Police

District 186 Receives More Money From The State

Workers' Compensation In The Spotlight

Decatur Administrative Court Under Fire for Fines

Greater Illinois ADA Launches 'Get Fit Don't Sit' Initiative

15 Traffic Signals in Springfield Could Be Removed Soon

Illinois Farm Bureau is Fighting Grain Belt Express Clean Line

Illinois Bans Confinement in Juvenile Detention Centers

Man Sentenced In Stabbing of Step-Father

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Votes on Possible Conditions

A Weekend To Remember: Honoring Abraham Lincoln

Bird Flu Hits Midwest, Illinois Farmers Prepares

Lawsuit Filed Against Companies For Student Loan Scams

Body Found On Springfield's West Side

Man Attempts To Rob PNC Bank, Flees On Foot

Potential Removal Of Traffic Lights Across City

Richland Elevator Road To Be Closed Temporarily

Langfelder Prepares For Inauguration

Meat Loaf Cancels Concert At Illinois State Fair

Mattoon Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Financial Identity Theft

Brother of Murder Victim, Arrested In Connection To January Shooting

Visitors Come From Across the Globe to Watch Lincoln Funeral

Ban Carson Announces His Run For President

Lincoln Funeral Events Impact Business

Lincoln Funeral Re-enactment

Decatur Loses in Finals of "Hockeyville" Contest

Feitshans Elementary Receiving Extreme Makeover

Thousands Of Tourists Gather In Springfield For Lincoln Events

Study Shows Acceptance Of Marriage Equality Rising

Routes for Funeral Reenactment

U.S. Veterans Created Lincoln Hearse

Farmers Market Coming to Springfield

Downstate Lawmakers Push For Coal Industry Growth

Uber, Goodwill Teams Up For Mobile Donation Campaign

The Faces Of The Lincoln Re-Enactment

Obama Library Fast-Tracks State Law Change

Caterpillar Announced Another 150 Layoffs

Man Formally Charged With Setting Fire To O'Hare, Midway Airports

Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Former Waverly Police Officer

Decatur Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

Rauner Already Earning Big in Contributions

Water Rate Hike For Decatur Residents

Street Closures For Lincoln Funeral Re-Enactment Weekend

Expansion Begins For Sherman Springfield Clinic

Car Seat Safety Checkpoint To Be Held Saturday

Teacher Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of Student

Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Re-Enactment Weekend

Baseball Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

Audit Finds Abuse of Overtime In Prison Guards

Lawyer: Schock Cannot Be Located

Freddie Gray's Death Ruled Homicide

Decatur Corrections Center Offers Program That Gives Hope To Inmates

Preps For President Lincoln's 150th Death Anniversary Are Underway

First Day Fund Helps Students Get Ready For School

Springfield Organizations Impacted By Restored Cuts

Houston Addresses Springfield for Final Time

Brauer Says He's Transitioned into IDOT

AT&T Asking General Assembly To Get Rid Of Outdated Law

Officials Debate Management of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library

Good Friday Cuts Restored

U of I Students Showcase Research to State Leader

Businesses, Students Make Professional Business Connections At Expo

'Greenest of Springfield' Award To Celebrate Sustainability

Rauner Apologizes For Cuts To IL Rehab Association

Blighted Homes To Be Demolished

Family Guidance Center Hosts ACA Enrollment Event

Farm Experts Team With Police For Spring Driving Safety

Sangamon Co. Sheriff's Department Mourns Loss of Correctional Officer

Natural Resources Head Rosenthal Speaks at Sangamo Club

State Hospitals Concerned Over Budget Cuts

Business Connections Expo To Host State of the City

Rauner Declared Wednesday As Innovator's Day

Historical Accuracy Primary Goal For Lincoln Remembrance Weekend

Nursing Home Providers Concerned With Budget Cuts

Lincoln Hearse Dedicated For Re-Enactment

Sen. Rezin Works To Keep Energy Jobs In State

Rail Transit Officials Speaking Out Against Cuts

New Owner Of Esquire Theater Unsure About What To Build

New Apps Allow People To Record Police

City Officials Coordinate Crash Reenactment For Pana High Students

Budget Panel Signals Tough Negotiations Ahead

Mayors Warn Rauner's Cuts Will Hurt Cities

Ordinance Could Allow Aldermen to Have Liquor Licenses

Former Gov. Dan Walker Dies

Governor Visits USS Illinois

Ameren Provides Springtime Tips

Decatur Woman Sentenced For Tax Fraud

Nepalese Man, Springfield Resident Stays Positive After Devastating Earthquake

Capital City Leaders Come Together To Improve Efficiency

Springfield PD Meets With Residents Over Coffee

Susan G. Komen Springfield Race for the Cure

More Musical Groups Added To Grandstand Lineup

Molina Healthcare Celebrates Local Volunteers

Park District Lobby Day at the Capitol

Hyvee Recalls Pasta Salad

MAP Grants Among Proposed Budget Cuts

Riverton Woman Guilty Of Animal Cruelty

Low Carbon Standard Legislation Proposed

SIU's Alzheimer's Department Faces Potential Budget Cuts

Village Of Chatham Water Bill Procedure Comes Under Fire

CWLP, Fire Equipment Discussed At Committee Of The Whole

Ordinance Could Bring UIS Students Downtown

IPI: Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Leaving the State

Two Juveniles Under Arrest After Shots Fired in Springfield

Lawmakers Bring Awareness To Human Trafficking

Rauner Answers Union Question

Local Police Demonstrate Proper Arrest Protocol after riots in Baltimore

Horace Mann To Celebrate Teachers Next Week

Nursing Homes Receive More Cuts to Budgets

Report: Mayors Lacking Confidence In Washington, D.C. Lawmakers

Consumer Confidence Decreasing

Local Business Hopes To Provide Over 100 New Jobs

Springfield Business Owners Plan to Hire More Workers

PCCC and Green Family Stores Partner Up

Curb Your Car Commute Challenge Returns

Local Fundraising Efforts for Nepal Victims

Featured Fugitive Arrested In Taylorville

Harristown Accident Sends Four To Hospital

Capital City Celebrating Air Quality Awareness Week

Body of U of I Student Found In Minnesota

Jesse White To Enforce Harsher DUI Penalties

Downtown Sees Interest In Vacant Storefronts

Springfield Local Has Family In Nepal, Searches For Answers

Superintendents Split On Supporting Bill That Could Allow Students To Opt Out Of Testing

Outgoing Aldermen Ordinances Will Remain For Next City Council

"Learning" Hospital Set to Open in Springfield

Chatham Still Under Boil Order

Frerichs Releases 100 Day Report

Sandburg Elementary Student Named the Poster Girl For National Campaign

Clinton Power Station Refueling, Offline For Next Few Weeks

Dates Set For Grain Belt Informational Meetings

Conspirators in Hoax Kidnapping Sentenced

Father of Baby Left In Dumpster Arrested

GOP Pushing Stricter Politcal Hiring Rules

Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

Clinton Water Rates to Increase Friday

Schools Begin Administering Second Round of PARCC Tests

Students Learn About Farm Life Through Field Trip

Performing Arts Group Talks To High Schoolers About Risks of Prom

Walmart Associates Recognized For Helping Local Hospital

Lincoln Statue Comes To Town of Lincoln

Lisa Madigan Continues Push For Harsher Penalities For College Sexual Abusers

SPECIAL REPORT: Lawmakers React To Rauner's Turnaround Agenda

Color Dash Brightens Up Springfield

Biden Visit Costs U of I Thousands

Decatur Voted Finalist in Kraft "Hockeyville USA" Competition

Unemployment Numbers Continue To Drop

Bears Players Help Out In Fairdale

IDOT Begins Listening Tour

Supreme Court To Begin Hearing On Same-Sex Marriages

Boy Scouts Gather For Lincoln Pilgrimage Weekend

Book With Lincoln's Writing On Display In Clinton

Champaign House Catches Fire, Red Cross Helps Family

Rantoul Tobacco Store Robbed Over Weekend

Car Accident Kills 7-Year-Old Mattoon Boy

Springfield Groups Prepare to Assist Nepal After Earthquake

Chatham Water Boil Order, Vital Water Pipe Breaks

It Could Take Years to Fix State Schools

Pancakes For Patriots, Honor Flight Fundraiser

Springfield Transgender Woman Shares Her Story

Springfield Preps For Lincoln's Funeral Reenactment

Langfelder Announces Transition Team

Medicaid Cuts for FY '15 Are Revealed

College Kids Learn about Drunk Driving from an Offender

Two Musical Guests Added To State Fair Line Up

Businesses Optimistic Of Sangamon County's Economic Outlook

High Speed Rail Oversight Bill Passes the House

United Way Annual Begins Days of Action

Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Object In Jacksonville

Man Arrested For Fourth Time This Year On Meth Charges

BAR Association Hosts 'Ask A Lawyer Day'

Women's Power Lunch Encourages Fight Against Cancer

Glenwood Middle Placed On Soft Lockdown

Decatur Water Rate Increase

Town Rallies Behind Taylorville High School Band

SPECIAL REPORT: Rauner's Turnaround Agenda

Rauner Continues To Make Cuts To State Programs

Marijuana Possession Penalty Bill Passes, House, Moves To Senate

Community Care Program Faces Cuts

Take A Step For Autism 2015

Impact of Abraham Lincoln Home On Capital City

Out Of Office: Two South Jacksonville Village Leaders Stepping Down

Salvation Army Shelter Temporarily Closes

Springfield Police Host Open House

Illinois House Passes Bill Banning Baby Bumpers in Cribs

Social Services Talk Funding Loss

Springfield Landmark and State Historic Preservation Agency on Endangered Landmark List

Criminal Charges Possible in Dog Attack

Vice President Biden In Champaign, Speaks Against Sexual Violence

IDPH's New Vaccine Requirements For Students

Dewitt County and Clinton Landfill Company Reach Settlement Hosting Fees

New Decatur Councilman Plans to Grow Small Business

Carpenter Street Underpass Project Uncovers Historical Artifacts

Bike Repair Stations Now In Springfield

Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive In Capital City

Winner Finally Declared For Kincaid Village Board Seat

Taylorville Banker Pleads Guilty

House Appropriations Committee Meets With Cut Programs

Students Hold Mock Press Conference With Gov. Rauner

Traffic Lights To Be Removed

Sixth Street Lane Closure

Avian Flu Comes To Midwest, Farmers Warned

Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Logan Wind Farms

South Jacksonville Holds Special Meeting To Create Ethics Commission

New Legislation To Prohibit Officials From Promoting Programs

Alpha Phi Alpha Convention Returns To Springfield After 31 Years

Community of Clinton Urging State To Provide A Subsidy For Power Plant

Illinois Schools Face Hundreds Of Unfunded Mandates

CWLP Could Face Technical Default

Springfield Police Applicants See Increase

Study Shows Illinois has Above Average "Deficient Bridges"

Police Needing Public's Help In Finding Fugitive on the Run

Lincoln Park Elementary Participates in Earth Day

Christian County Approves SAX Pipeline

Colleges Visit Statehouse for Lobby Day

Gold's Gym In Springfield Has New Owner

Sangamon County Begins Preparing For Special Election

Lawmakers Push CMV Education

Fraternity Members Give Back To Local Elementary School

IDOT To Discuss Condition Of State Roadways

Bill To Change Specialty License Plates

Man Arrested For Looting Items In Fairdale After Tornado

Illinois To Receive Hundreds of Thousands In Grants For Homeless Veterans

FBI Admits Faulty Evidence Used in Convictions

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary

Girl Scout Raises Money, Sends Cookies Overseas

Holocaust Remembrance Day Honored In Capital City

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