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Illinois State Museum Officially Closed — What’s Next?

For State Senator Andy Manar, that's a good question he can't necessarily answer.

7-21-15 Springfield City Council

The Great Hunter Lake Debate Continues

Residents continue to speak out about the council's commitment to build Hunter Lake as a secondary water source.

road construction

Month-Long Road Closure on 9th Street Starts Thursday

9th between Converse and Black Avenue will be closed so that Union Pacific can do some work on the railroad bridge.


Proposal for Undocumented Immigrants to Purchase Health Insurance

Undocumented immigrants could buy coverage on the exchanges.

Mental Health

Sheriff: Budget Crisis Affects Mentally Ill

Budget impasse may impact mentally ill, says Cool County Sheriff


Storm Recovery Continues in Quincy

The city of Quincy has started the third phase of cleanup after a damaging windstorm in July.

oil spill

ISU Professor Concerned About Oil Pipeline

Industrial sociology professor William Rau says he worries the Enbridge pipeline could leak where it crosses three creeks that contribute to the city's water supply.

Morning Newswatch

Lockport Mayor Wants Rauner Museum Closure Reversed

The mayor of Lockport says he's trying to keep open an art gallery that Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered closed amid state budget cuts.


Cash for Crime Victims?

"Marsy's Law" people say the idea will use up resources

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Drew Peterson’s Trial Is Delayed

Feb. 29 is new date for murder-for-hire case

9-29-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Debates CWLP Rate Changes

The Springfield City Council is mixed on the matter of restructuring electric rates in the hopes of keeping the utility in favor with bond holders and bond rating agencies.


Holland Reflects on Pending Retirement

Retiring Illinois Auditor General William Holland makes a habit of not issuing news releases or even talking to the media. But, some habits get broken.


Two Arrests Made in Weekend UIS Stabbing

Neither of the two arrested are UIS students.


UIS Students Don’t Want Columbus Day Observance

Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus Day.

rochester police

Rochester Police Looking for Gun-Toting Intruder

Chief Bill Marass says the man knocked on at least three doors on Vernon Drive sometime around midnight.


Demolition Begins on Honeywell-Hobbs Plant

Honeywell-Hobbs may meet the wrecking ball.


Kasich Campaigns in Illinois

John Kasich stopped in Chicago.


Ag Leaders Take Part in “Dairy Tour”

The state is hosting about fifteen foreign buyers on a “reverse trade mission."

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Eastern Illinois University Cuts its Budget

President David Glassman says layoffs and furloughs have helped the school cut its budget deficit from $13 million to $1 million.


“Civil War Tech” Now at ALPLM

The "Civil War Tech" series starts Saturday.

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