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Woman Must Pay $534 Water Bill

Produce Farming is Booming Business

Illinois College Student from Gaza Speaks Out

Check Lake Water Quality Before Heading to the Beach

Car Crashes Into House, Beneath 90-Year-Old's Bedroom

Shelbyville School Board Approves Major Upgrades

Half Brother Charged With Murder

Human Remains Found In Rochester

Year Round Schools Have Academic Benefits

Organization Remodel's Enos Park Home For Charity

Rauner To Continue Efforts For Term Limits

Truck Runs Through Barrier At Christian Co. Sheriff's Office

Christian County Fair Officials Not Concerned With Heat

Springfield Non-Profits Compete for Technology Makeover, Need Votes

Write-In Candidate To Join Gubernatorial Race

Blagojevich's Lawyers Misrepresented Supreme Court Ruling, Prosecutors Say

Crime Stoppers Offers Tips To Protect Yourself From Burglaries

Eisenhower Interns Work With Employers Across Macon County

Critics Call Quinn's Anti-Violence Program A "Political Slush Fund"

Peace Initiative Aimed To Weed Out Hate

Fugitive Wanted After Bar Attack

Music in the Park Brings Out Hundreds

Medical Marijuana Legalized for Children with Epilepsy

Bikers Take to the Road to Thank Those Who Protect and Serve

Support Organization for Single Dads Opens Local Office

Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Ex-Cons Get Hired

Coca Cola Convention Brings Hundreds to Springfield

Summer Hosting Program Welcomes Chinese Orphans

Missing Man with "Serious Medical Issues" Found Safe

Petersburg Man Dead After Interstate Stabbing

$500 Water Bill Hearing Monday

Long Term Recovery Center Opens in Washington, Illinois

Village of Sherman Preparing Future Park Plans

Stingray Part 2: Protecting the Public From Warrantless Surveillance

Sangamon Valley Landfill Has No Set Plans for Future Capacity

Term Limit Future Uncertain

ALPLM: Recent Meeting Shows Dysfunction In Ranks

USGS Release New Earthquake Map

Mentally Ill Man Overcomes Odds

Illini Central Superintendent Resigns

Two North Side Parks To Close Early

Man Found Not Guilty On Attempted Murder Charges

SPD Cracks Down On Cell Phone Ban In Vehicles

Gubernatorial Candidates Scrutinize Plans

Auburn Boy with Rare Disorder Receives Grant

Volunteers Shuck Corn for the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival

Stingray Part 1: Secret Cell Phone Trackers Used in IL

Decatur a Finalist in Research Facility Site

Jobe's Bel-Aire Deadline Passes

City of Lincoln Uses TIF for New Theater

Conventions Bring Big Business To Springfield

Three New Officers Join Springfield PD

Man Arrested For Burglary Near Macon County Fairgrounds

Portion of Route 36 Dedicated To Fallen Soldier

Man Sentenced To 18 Years For Transporting Marijuana

Unemployment Continues To Drop In June

Rauner's Plan To Improve Economy

Waverly and Franklin Will Combine Basketball and Cheer Programs

Free Personal Care Kits To Be Handed Out

Cycle Across Illinois Raises Funds For Families This Weekend

New Parking Garage Coming To Memorial Medical

Local Authorities Team Up To Stop Drugs On I-55

July Elder Abuse Awareness Month

UPDATE: Malaysia Airlines Plane Shot Down By Missile In Ukraine

Blagojevich Lawyers Try To Overturn Conviction

Christian County Indoor Gun Range Proposal Shot Down

Military Tobacco Discount Is No More

Numbers Of Arrests From July 4 Weekend

Petersburg Woman Wins Lottery

New Head Of Springfield's FBI

Warrant Out For Woman Who Neglected Horses

Decatur Police Search For Man

Lake Taylorville Contamination Taken Seriously

Energy Boosting Tips for the Working Woman

New Grant Law Aims To Stop Waste

Obesity Linked To Cancer

Set-up Underway for Chatham's Sweet Corn Festival

$60 Million For Overtime in Illinois Prisons Two Years Straight

District 117 to Vote on Sales Tax Hike Issue

AT&T Billing Error Means Springfield Must Repay $273,000

Springfield City Council Votes Down Joint Purchasing Agreement

Local Businesses Get Involved with Get Covered

International Artist Teaches Workshop Downtown

Magic House Receives Grant To Assist Expansion

US Highway Bill Passes In House

Teens Arrested For Robbing Jewelry Store

Man Arrested In Washington Park

Man on Trial For Attempting To Kill Police Officer

ATV Accident Victim Dies

Campaign Finance Reports Released For Race

Committee Working To Address Prison Population

Over $60 Million Spent On Overtime Costs For Dept. Of Corrections

Social Media: A Tool Not Used by Local Police

Emails Over Anti-Violence Program To Be Discussed Today

Quinn Signs Law To Overhaul State's Grant Process

New Eco-friendly Practices for Agricultural Drainage

Thief Caught on Camera Stealing Flags From A Local Business

Halfway Houses Will Stay

Indiana Asks if Businesses are "Illinoyed?"

Israeli Palestinian Conflict Hits Close To Home

Most of Corn Crop in Excellent Shape

Halfway House Fate Uncertain Going Into Vote

Jacksonville Parents Concerned about Lack of Programs for At-Risk Teens

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District 186 Spends $341,000 On Internet Upgrades

Frerichs Visits Capital City During Tour Of State

Morgan Co. Housing Director Arrested

Taylorville Man Sentenced 21 Years Behind Bars

Law Signed To Provide Dyslexic Students Resources

Logan County Board Considers Upgrades to Safety Complex

Volunteers Behind the Menard County Fair

Kincaid Village Meeting Canceled

Lawsuits Filed Regarding Concealed Carry Permits

State Lawmakers To Meet Today For Review Of Pilot Marijuana Program

Pana Man Fakes Abduction

Possible New Dining Experience Downtown, Could Affect Parking

Mayoral Candidates React to Houston Announcing He'll Seek SecondTerm

Water Fight Over $534 Bill

Governor Quinn Hopes to Ban Assault Weapons

Illinois College Sturtevant Oak Cut Down

Houston Defends Record As Mayor

EIU Hires New Athletic Director

Lawsuits Call Out Companies For Student Loan Scams

University of Illinois Reaching Maximum Capacity in Student Housing

Unions And Local Leaders Call On The Federal Government

Gov. And Comptroller Clash Over Overdue Bills

Woman Sentenced Five Years Of Prision For Beating Infant Daughter

Seven Face Charges Of Armed Robbery And Various Other Charges

Monument To Recognize Local Farmers

Fire Chief Says Fire Last Thursday Could Have Been Avoided

Residents Fear Toxic Chemicals In Drinking Water

Habitat For Humanity Adds Building Wheel Chair Ramps To Services

Community College Hosts Job Prep Event

Houston Announces Decision To Run For Mayor Once Again

Farming Drones

Make A Wish Music Festival

Karmeier Money Funneling Lawsuit

Cheaper Gas Finds It's Way To Springfield

Declining Funding for Popular State Park Prompts Group to Form

Why is Amtrak Running Late?

Western Horse Show Remembers Show Manager

Champaign Floods After Fast, Heavy Rains

EPA Could Protect Mahomet Aquifer

Lake Taylorville Contamination Concerns Resurface

Central Illinois Food Bank Visits Taylorville

Taylorville Launches Farmer's Memorial

Home Sales and Building Boom

Taste of Downtown Kicks Off

American Legion holds Veterans Job Fair

Rauner Not Changing Course With Pensions

Car Burglars Target Whittier Avenue

Madigan Hosts Identity Theft Discussion

Immigration Reform Hits Close To Home In Beardstown

Elkhart Fire District Receives Grant

Logan County Looking To Build New Bike Trails

Summer of Supermoons Starts Tonight

Former State Rep Negotiating Plea Deal For Child Porn Charges

Lincoln Women Admits To Pocketing $2 Million During Career As Bank Teller

Man Who Owes $12 Million To Former Employees In Court

Morgan County Fair Happening This Weekend

Car Collides With Police Car After Running Red Light

Interviews Continue In Quinn's Anti-Violence Program Proceedings

Taste of Downtown: A Boost for Local Businesses

Some Street Signs Must Change Due To Color

State Office Building Catches Fire, Employees Tell Their Story

Farmers Anxiously Await Farm Bill Rules

Waverly Fire being Investigated as Arson

Crime Stoppers: Suspects in North Side Crime Spree

Woman Intentionally Hit With Vehicle

Construction for Verizon Tower Begins

New Proposal To Shut Down Motel

Operation Lifesaver Brings Train Safety Awareness

Memorial Services For Alan Dixon Set

Man Sues Illinois State Police

Dept. of Securities Office Catches Fire, Cause Unknown

Two Boys Lost In Cornfield, Found

Schwan's Truck Overturned on I-72

Three Vehicle Crash Leaves On Motorcyclist Injured

$2 Billion Collapse Anticipated

Rauner-Owned Company Made Contributions To Democrats In 2000

Decatur Man Sentenced For 2011 Killing

Numbers For Same Sex Marriage Licenses In Illinois Released

Woman Faces Charges In Taylorville Meth Lab Case

Attorneys Want State Panel To Suspend Part Of Quinn Investigation

Morgan County Fair About the People

Local Man to Compete at Transplant Games of America

Decatur Hosts First Aerial Ag Show

Survey: 40 Percent Colleges Don't Investigate Sexual Assaults

Businesses Say NJPA Agreement Would Cut Them Out

Neighborhood Worries About Representation

State Makes On-Time Grant Payments, First Time Since 2007

Mobile Vet Clinic At American Legion Convention

15th Annual Taste Of Downtown Scheduled For This Weekend

Two Arrested For Gunfire Outburst

Man Sentenced In Death Of One U of I Student

New Law Helps Those Related To Adoptees

Elementary Schools in Lincoln Under Construction

Clinic Teaches How to Save Money on Utility, Phone Bills

Science Program Brings Japanese High School Students To Springfield

Grandview Residents Upset With Unkept Property

Thousands In Repairs For Governor's Mansion

Local Coach Gets Trashed

UPDATE: Two Killed in I-55 Crash

Springfield Gets New Alternative to Bar Scene

Man In Custody For Attacking, Killing Woman

SPD Officer and K9 are "Top Dog"

Caught on Camera: Halfway House Spurs Angry Argument

Protect Your Food When Eating Outdoors

Tips for Pool Safety

Mayor Nearly Tosses Check from Exchange Student

Springfield Woman Remembers Life After The Signing Of Civil Rights Act

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