in Local

Springfield City Council Approves CWLP Electric Rate Changes

10-6-15 Springfield City Council

One alderman voted "present," one voted "no," and eight voted "yes."

in Local

“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield Inc

A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.

in Local

Frerichs Cuts Fees on One College Savings Program


Management fees will be cut by 43 percent in the Illinois’ Bright Directions savings program

in Local

Springfield Gold’s Gym Closed Due to Bankruptcy

Golds Gym Closed

Bankruptcy converted from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

in Local

CWLP Head Explains Rate Changes One Last Time


Doug Brown says he's not trying to hide anything.


in Lifestyle

Experts say today is the best day to book a cheap Thanksgiving flight


Planning to fly for Turkey Day? Don't snooze ... you'll lose.

in Lifestyle

It’s getting more expensive to use an ATM


Bank fees continue to rise, according to a new survey by Bankrate.com.

in Lifestyle

Holiday shopping forecast: Consumers fight for deals


U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year.

in Lifestyle

35 years, 0 sick days


An Alabama police officer is retiring with an astounding work record: He's never taken a sick day in 35 years.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this October


On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!


in Weird

This raccoon thinks its a dog


Little Pumpkin thinks she is just another canine.

in Weird

Keep my pot pure


Some pot smokers in Colorado are getting out of joint -- over pesticides in their legal weed.

in Weird

Man seeks woman … from 40 years ago


This is one really big "missed connection!"

in Weird

Unlucky driver gets 1,645 traffic tickets


A Kuwaiti driver who apparently thought having license plates from another Gulf country would help avoid more than 1,600 traffic citations has been hit with a huge fine.

in Weird

Wisconsin didn’t count lawn ornaments in deer tally


Wildlife officials are refuting a hoax suggesting they had mistakenly added deer lawn ornaments to the last two annual statewide deer tallies.


in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: This ‘Star Wars’ Disney movie mashup is amazing


What happens with the trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is combined with other Disney classics? A thing of beauty.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 7


A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

Shelley Duvall hides from Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'

Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.

in Music

Ellie Goulding battling heart condition


The "Burn" singer received the frightening news last year, but she has been too busy to follow it up with her doctor.

What's Happening


Pumpkin at the Carillon

On October 10th- 11th please come help us scoop, carve and move pumpkins for the Jack-O-Lantern event!

Highschool Football Player of the Week

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Fight For Air Climb

Air Climb

Get details and register NOW for the Feb 21, 2016 Air Climb!

Zoolie Ghoulie

Zoolie Ghoulie 2015

Join us a ghoulishly good time at the Henson Robinson Zoo on October 23, 24 and 25th!

Bridal Extravaganza

Bridal Ext Fall 2015

Join us for the Bridal Extravaganza on Sunday, November 15th!

Animal Protective League


Check out APL’s Pet of the Week!