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Wet, Warm May Is in the Books

Two degrees warmer, one inch wetter than average


Superintendent Swap for Ball-Chatham

Doug Wood replaces Carrie Hruby


Shots Fired at 12th/Laurel, No Injuries

An altercation apparently led to a shooting on Springfield's east side Monday afternoon.


Illinois Economy Growing, But Growth Slowing

The Illinois economy continues to grow, but the growth has slowed, at least for now.


Rauner Takes to the Airwaves to Criticize Democrats Post-Session

Rauner told Chicago Public Radio that House Speaker Michael Madigan was "fighting to protect his interests.''


Hastert to be Arraigned Thursday

The indictment doesn't say what Hastert was allegedly trying to hide or to whom he intended to pay the money.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

Political Scientist: Non-Political Scandals Still Damaging

It has nothing to do with politics or how Dennis Hastert did as a politician, but a political scientist says Hastert's situation is tragic nonetheless.


Police Investigate Weekend Shooting

Detectives are investigating -- so far no motive has been released.


It’s June 1, and There’s No State Budget

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly could expect a barrage of advertising against them any time now.

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Federal Lawmakers Want Long-Term Highway Funding Fix

Members of Illinois' congressional delegation from both parties agree another short-term extension of transportation funding isn't acceptable.

Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth: Kirk “Betrayed” U.S.

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, running for U.S. Senate, doesn't want anyone to forget the letter to Iran that the incumbent signed.

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Senate Approves Lincoln Museum Split

The Senate voted 34-18 to break the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.


Lawmakers Pass Bobcat Hunting Bill

Illinois would allow hunting and trapping of bobcats under legislation headed to the governor.


Caterpillar Defense Verifying Insurance Coverage

Caterpillar retirees are scrambling to comply with a recent request to provide proof of dependency for family members to continue receiving health insurance.


New Girl Scout Camp Open to Public

The Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has a new campground.

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