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Authorities Search for Missing Tuber, Presumed Dead

Authorities in the Pekin area say they're looking for the body of a man who disappeared while tubing on the Mackinaw River.


Ford to Stop Making Lincoln Sedan in Chicago

Ford says its Chicago assembly plant will stop making the Lincoln MKS full-sized Sedan next year.

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U of I Wants Faculty to Weigh in on Med School Name

The University of Illinois already has a name for its new medical school in Urbana, but now it's wanting its faculty to weigh in.


Company Creates Grain Bin Rescue Equipment

Eastland Fabrication in Lanark says they've been working on the "Great Wall of Rescue" since 2010

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Your “Corrupt” “Extreme” Leaders in Action

Dueling news conferences for Rauner, Madigan

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County Board Approves Andy Goleman as County Auditor

Andy Goleman replaces Paul Palazzolo.

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Funding Request for UIS Student Housing Project May Be Dead

The Springfield City Council is continuing to hold up a project backed by the University of Illinois-Springfield to build graduate student housing downtown.


Senate Hears Plenty about Taxes; Rauner and Madigan Get Their Say, Too

Guv accuses Speaker of profiting from property taxes

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Benedictine University Selects New President

A New York native and former Midwesterner will replace the longtime president of Benedictine University.


Dem. Property Tax Freeze Fails, GOP Votes Present

House Democrats are endorsing a property tax freeze -- one of the issues on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda.


Purvis Faces Lawmakers

Beth Purvis, Illinois’ secretary of education, was in a committee room Tuesday afternoon.

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Springfield-Area Home Sales Increase, But Supplies Are Low

The Capital-Area Association of Realtors says home sales were up in May, but that's not all good news.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Hastert Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges in a federal hush-money case.


Illinois Air Force Fugitive Found in Nevada

An Air Force officer who went missing before a court-martial trial in Illinois has been found in Nevada.


IHSA Names New Executive Director

The Illinois High School Association has named a new Executive Director.

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Statewide Science Fair Coming to Decatur

Decatur will be the host of a statewide science fair next year.


Corn and Soybeans Approach the Good Ol’ Summertime

Three quarters are in good to excellent condition


City Population Growth Is Expected to Slow

2015-2040 growth expected to fall short of that in other midsize Illinois cities


Huerta Is Ready to Go

New community relations director embraces career change


DC-based Defense Attorney Named to Defend Hastert

Hastert is expected to step before U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin on Tuesday and enter a plea.

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