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Local Crops Look Good

The crops are looking good around here.

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4 weeks ago

Decatur Elementary School Has Transgender Student

A controversy is potentially brewing in Decatur, over a student who was male on Friday, but female on Monday.

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4 weeks ago

More Sparring Involving AFSCME, Rauner

Lawyers for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest state employees' union are making their case about whether negotiations on a new labor agreement have stalled.

jail

4 weeks ago

Illinois Woman Gets Prison for Cancer Fraud

An Illinois woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after she admitted to lying about having cancer to defraud thousands of dollars from a fellow churchgoer.

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Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Arson

A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter is accused of setting several fires in northern Illinois.

university illinois

4 weeks ago

U of I Faculty Union Plans Another Work Action

A faculty union at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus that went on a two-day strike last week plans another work action.

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Gift of Hope = Gift of Life

Springfield teen has changed 60 lives

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Protest of OT Rules

Home care workers say their clients resist change

football

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Crimsons It Is

Jacksonville apparently won't change mascot

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LaHood Hears About Concerns from Gas Station Owner

Congressman Darin LaHood wasn't bringing back the full-service gas pump, but he was helping customers at a local gas station and convenience store.

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New Lab at UIS Helps Train DCFS Child Investigators

Springfield and the University of Illinois campus here now have something that exists in one other place in the nation, but experts believe more attention should be given to.

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."

4 weeks ago

“Individual A” Files Hush Money Suit Against Hastert

A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal lawsuit saying he's only been paid about half the money.

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4 weeks ago

Budget Concerns for Schools in the 618

If school doesn't open in the fall, that's going to be a problem.

SIU

4 weeks ago

SIUC Could Sue Over Racist Video

The leader of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is threatening legal action and condemning an anonymous YouTube video that calls for the lynching and beating of black students.

university illinois

4 weeks ago

U of I Bills Pile Up for AD Search

The University of Illinois has spent more than $20,000 on expenses in its search for a new athletic director.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

4 weeks ago

AFSCME, Rauner Go to Court

Contract negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and a union representing Illinois state workers have reached the state labor board.

Budget Cuts

4 weeks ago

Some Schools Could Close if Impasse Carries On

School officials in Illinois are worried that lawmakers' nearly yearlong fight over a state budget could spill into summer and force some districts to close their doors in the fall.

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4 weeks ago

Should FOIA Expand to Include Groups Made up of Public Bodies?

IML: No, but local government should be as open as possible

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4 weeks ago

School Building Funds Could Come Loose

$74M at stake

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4 weeks ago

IL Senate Passes Tampon Tax Repeal

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