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U.S. Economy Showing Growth

Motorcycle Driver Killed In Accident

Sangamon Co. Leads State in Tourism for Last Year

City Council Puts Off Pension Funding Again

Sangamon County to Update Natural Disaster Plan

Brandt Shares Developments from Research Farm with Local Farmers

Live Moves on At Brewhaus Post-Pipe Bomb

Springfield Police Demonstrates At Local Summer Camp

Drugs: Hidden Problem In Rural Communities

Arrests Made In Pana Standoff

Citizens Police Academy Offered By Springfield Police Department

Springfield Celebrates Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

U of I Expands Overseas

Multiple Arrests In Dirksen Crash

Remains Identified, Name Not Yet Released

Quinn Signs Plan To Put MIllionaire Tax On Ballot

21 Film Project Back For Seventh Year

BREAKING - Accident on South Grand and Dirksen Parkway in Springfield

Melanoma Skin Cancer Cases Spike

78th Annual Logan County Fair Underway

Pipe Bomb: Investigation Updates, Bomb Details

Man Dies After Diving Off Boat

Woman's Body Found In Kaskaskia River

World's Biggest Grill In Springfield

SMTD Plans To Add More Bus Routes

DCFS Ends Investigation Into Hope Institute

Standoff Turns Into Shoot Out In Christian County

School Shooting Response Apps for Five Local High Schools

More Transparency In Publicly Funded, Independently Run Schools

Aldermen Requests That Police Start Chronic Nuisance Proceedings Against Bel-Aire Motel

New Logo For Veteran Farmers

Monday Night Accident Leaves One Dead

UPDATE: Standoff In Pana, Two Shot

Pipe Bomb Found in Downtown Springfield

Central Illinois Counties to Apply for Cameras in Courts

Collapsed Building's Future Uncertain

Aldermen Want to Put PILOT Funds Into Pensions

Local Vets Optimistic About VA Reform Bill

Lawmakers Push For Third Class In Motorcycle Licenses

Thieves Target Used Cooking Grease

CWLP Finance Director Position Open

Illinois State Fair Manager Fined For Accepting Free Beer Tickets

Cultural Museum In Decatur, Burglarized

Frerichs Calls Out Cross On Sunrise, Vice Versa

Name Brand Medicines Not Always Worth It

Street Closures For This Week

Quinn Says He Can Live On Minimum Wage

Monday Morning House Fire Suspicious, Fire Chief Says

20-Year-Old Dead After Saturday Night Crash

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Crime Stoppers Aim To Catch Vandals

Appearances Salon in Springfield to launch the Looking Glass Project

Christmas in July

Cameras in the Courtroom

Logan County Fair Kicks Off

Babies Behind Bars: A Local Prison Allows Newborns to Stay with Inmates

NOW: Taylorville Building Collapse

Paint the Streets of Springfield

Rauner Makes a Campaign Stop in Springfield

Springfield Leads State in Metro Area Employment

Time is Running out for Esquire Theatre

Cop Impersonator Robbery Leaves Drivers Wary

Camp Butler Improvements Coming

Triathlon Road Closures

Man Drives Off Boat Launch, Truck Sinks In Lake Springfield

Man Shot In Decatur, Police Need Your Help

Man Arrested After Abusing Child While Potty Training

Wabash Street To Widen

Rauner Commercial Receiving Backlash

Texas Roadhouse Teams Up With Local Law Enforcement

Walgreens To Move Headquarters Out Of Country?

Road Closed Due To Sinkhole Repair

Train Collides With Car, No Injuries

Apartment Fire Being Investigated

Clear Lake Township Without Bid for Winter Road Salt

Beardstown Changing Water and Sewer Rates

Five Years Since Last Minimum Wage Increase

Infrastructure Project Going Well

Fracking Supporters Want DNR to Finish Rules

Federal Refund To Thousands of Illinoisans

Korean National War Museum Re-Opens After Renovations

New Phone Scam In Macon County

UPDATED: Two Ment Charged With Downtown Murder

Pet Projects Inside State Budget

Illinois' Credit Rating Takes A Hit

Day Of Service For Students At Millikin University

Man Bound and Gagged After Being Robbed On I-55

Seminar Aimed To Help Cope With Pet Death

City of Decatur Begins Neighborhood Walks

Army Vet Pleads Guilty to Drug-Induced Homicide

6-Years Later, Part Three

MRAP Deployed for First Time

FutureGen Project Will Get Funding From Illinoisians Electric Bills

Coroner Says Remains Found in Rochester Suggest a Homicide

District 186 Basketball Players Take on Chinese Visitors

Sang. Co. Childcare Center Gets $825K from Feds

American Red Cross Faces Blood Shortage

School Supply Costs Skyrocket

Lincoln's Deputy Chief Set To Retire

District 186 Upgrades To Central Air

Local Mother Donates Breast Milk After Tragic Loss

6-Years Later, Part Two

Local Community College Receives IEMA Designation

Illinois Electricity Customers To Pay For Future-Gen Project

Retiree Groups Use Supreme Court Decision To Expedite Pension Case

Contradictory Rulings Over Obama's Health Care Overhaul

Armed Standoff Over

Decatur Upgrades Tornado Siren and Donates Old Siren to Gifford

Facebook Fan Page Angers Animal Lovers

Abandoned Fire Truck?

Check Your Card: Goodwill Reports Possible Data Breach

Child Poverty On The Rise

EPA Investigates If Clinton Has Permission To Dump Toxic PCBs In Landfill

Quinn Signs Off On $1 Billion Construction Plan

20 More Counties, Off-Limits For Late-Winter Deer Hunting

Human Remains Likely Of A White Woman, Still Unidentified

188 Jobs Will Be Lost At AT&T

Springfield Park District To Fix Broken Turbine

NTSB Says 2012 Plane Crash Due To Stalled Engine

Children Living In High Poverty Has Increased Since 2000

Education Office Consolidation In Progress Around Ill.

Prayer Service To Remember Captive Nigerian Girls

Four Dead After Semi Changes Lanes on I-55

The Power of Prayer: Danielle Loftus' Road to a Dream

Fugitive Files, Successful In Community

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Woman Must Pay $534 Water Bill

Produce Farming is Booming Business

Illinois College Student from Gaza Speaks Out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Taylorville Launches Farmer's Memorial

Home Sales and Building Boom

Taste of Downtown Kicks Off

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

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