Springfield Police Investigate Early Tuesday Shooting

Police are continuing to investigate a shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man injured.

Jason Van Dyke

Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.


Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract

A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.

Rep Tim Butler

Butler Supports Rauner’s Refugee Move

State Representative Tim Butler stands behind Governor Bruce Rauner in temporarily halting the admission of refugees from Syria into Illinois.

fire truck

Pension Benefits Cut for New Firefighter Hires

Firefighters hired from here on out for the Springfield Fire Department will not receive a perk that current firefighters get.


Appeals Court Upholds Beason Murder Conviction

The Fourth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home.


Judge Will Not Reinstate Bloomington Murder Charges

A McLean County judge has turned down a prosecution request to reinstate murder charges against a Bloomington woman in the death of her young son.

Jason Van Dyke

Durbin, Rauner Urge Calm in Chicago

Politicians from both parties are hoping for calm after a video showing a Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times is released.


U.S. Steel to Temporarily Close IL Plant

U.S. Steel will temporarily idle its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations.


Collinsville to Allow Backyard Chickens

Up to 75 residents will get to keep chickens.

Jason Van Dyke

Chicago Cop Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Teen

Jason Van Dyke allegedly shot Laquan McDonald, 17.


Crops Unaffected by Rain, Snow

Winter wheat 95 percent emerged

syrian refugees

Durbin Challenges Rauner on Refugees

Rauner has spoken with federal Homeland Security officials

governor's mansion

New Roof at Executive Mansion

Private funds raised for roof repairs.

11-23-15 Filing Day

Lines of Candidates for Day 1 of Filing

Monday is the first day to file petitions for statewide and federal political candidates in Illinois. More than three-hundred people…


Amtrak Stuffing Thanksgiving Routes with Trains

Amtrak is adding additional routes downstate for Thanksgiving.


Man Released from Jail After Gun Charge Conviction

Judge Heidi Ladd dismissed armed habitual criminal charges against 43-year-old Kevin Pettis.


No Money for Parolees

The number of Illinois inmates released on parole has increased 14 percent to over 28,000 as lawmakers look to reduce the prison population.


Nursing Home Employee Accused of Battering Patient

Claude Richard Shinall of Galesburg, 25, is charged with one count of aggravated battery of a senior citizen.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Rauner’s Office to Hire Lincoln Museum Director

Administration officials plan to do the job in-house by consulting experts and communicate with candidates.

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