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Man Charged With Arson After Decatur Fires

Medicaid Services to Continue Even Without a State Budget

SEIU Healthcare Joins Diana Rauner's Group Opposing Gov. Rauner

Central Illinois Farm Business Grand Reopening After Fire

White House Threatens Veto on Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood

88,000 Nvidia Tablets Recalled for Overheating

Decatur Man Arrested for Solicitation by Undercover Cop

Fire At Chatham Hills Apartments Damages A Dozen Units

Thousands Of Jobs Added In Healthcare Over Last 5 Years

Jacksonville Wins "Bark For Your Park" Contest

Roof to be Restored at Governor's Mansion

Court Reporter Shortage Across Illinois

Blagojevich Attorney: New Appeal Coming

Springfield Family Without a Home after Friday Fire

FGC In-Person Counseling No Longer Offered

Beardstown Facing More Than $5 Million in Sewer Repairs

23rd Street Shooting Death Ruled a Homicide

10 People Behind Bars After FBI, SPD "Operation Springfield Sweep"

Driver Slams Into Barricade at the Capitol Building

Rep. Davis and Calvary Baptist Church Raise Awareness About Child Nutrition Assistance

Springfield Texas Roadhouse Holds Free Lunch for Customers

Pet Adoption Event Saturday in Springfield

Study Says Cutting Calories Isn't Leading to Healthier Eating

Bradley University Names Four Finalists for their Next President

SMTD Holds Public Meeting on Bus Route Consolidation

Local Church Giving Away Clothes at No Cost

Reporters Won't Face Sanctions In Relation To Hastert Case

Macon County Phone Scam Warning

UIS Dean Resigns

Illinois' Fiscal Crisis Is Putting Harness Racing Industry In Jeopardy

Tesla Giving Away Free Car, But With A Catch

Kroger Recalls Spices Due to Salmonella

Planned Parenthood Claims They Were Targeted by "Extremist" Hackers

UPDATE: Investigation Continues In Fatal Shooting In Capital City

Man Accused in Fatal DUI Pleads Not Guilty

New Law Will Provide Snap Assistance for More Illinois Families

Carpenter Street Construction Ahead of Schedule

Langfelder Economic Development Commission Appointee Owes City Thousands of Dollars

Made in Illinois: Hobbico Special Report

Tenuous Agreement Reached: Union Unsure Of Outcome

Audit Shows DCFS Has Trouble Managing Missing Kids

Dairy Queen and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Team Up for Miracle Treat Day

South Jacksonville Car Dealership Under Investigation

Seat Belt Usage At An All Time High

Harlem Museum Head, Democratic Fundraisers Join Obama Library Board

AFSCME Contract Negotiations Extended

Cincinnati Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Murder of Unarmed Man

Officials Believe Found Wreckage Is That Of MH370

Sen. Durbin Discusses University of Phoenix Investigation

Sangamon County Leaders Discuss Ideas

Doctors Support New Meningitis Vaccine Requirement

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10

Curran Family Displaced After Fire Destroys Home

Governor Rauner's Approval Rating Drops

U of I Raises Frozen While State Budget Battle Continues

Police Still Searching for Decatur Armed Robbery Suspect

State Superintendent Testifies About Salary

The City of Delavan Prepares for Post Tornado Cleanup

Aaron Schock at the U.S. District Court in Springfield

Child Care Workers Pay Disputed

Ask the Expert: What Is A Safe Sleep Hospital?

Therapy Horses Visit St. John's Hospital

18th Congressional District Special Election Begins Monday

3D Printed Smart Milk Cap Detects When It Goes Bad

City of Springfield and BLH Team Up for 2 Week Electronic Recycling Event

Hiring Vets Preference For Private Employers

Schock In Town For Open Hearing

AFSCME Officials Reject Reports of Possible Worker's Strike

Gov. Rauner Signs Bill Expanding Eligibility For Food Stamps

Being Prepared For A Heatwave

Authorities Say Two Local Gangs Are Connected To Multiple Springfield Shootings

Day 28: House Suspends Lawmaker Raises

State Tourism Increases, Lack Of State Budget Causes Uncertainty

Study Says Americans Aren't Eating Enough Fruits

IDOT Construction Back on Track After Rain

State Delays Paying Municipalities Video Gambling Money

Langfelder Announces Economic Development Commission

New School Vaccine Requirements

Budget Impasse Impacting UIS Buildings

Springfield Church Supports Gay Scout Leaders

National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Bi-Partisan Group Calls For Full Amtrak Funding

Sunday's Tyrone Court Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

Police Investigate Possible Connection with Divernon Murder Case

Keeping Safe on Hot Days

Nearly 1 Billion Android Phones Vulnerable to Hackers

Possible 2nd Business District Coming to Shelbyville

AFSCME Contract Deadline Looms

Caseyville Dogs Found After Fire Sunday

Backpack Drive, More Than 500 Families In Need of Assistance

Rauner Administration Reaches Out To Retired State Employees

School District 186 Offering Free Physicals

Some South Jacksonville Residents Ask Village Board To Find New Legal Representation

Boy Scouts of America Lifts Total Ban on Gay Adults

Protestors at the Capitol for "Moral Action Monday"

State Budget Issues Could End Subsidized ACTs

State EMA Leaders Recommend Counties to Receive Crop Aid

Record Fine for Fiat Chrysler

Severe Weather Means Higher Home Insurance Rates For Residents

2016 Race: Scott Walker Visits Illinois

July 27th: National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Springfield Family Wants to Stand Up to City on Hunter Lake Land

CeaseFire Organizers Work to Bring Another Program to At-Risk Youth in Springfield

New Berlin School Board President Charged with 2 Class A Misdemeanors

Toursim in Illinois is on the Rise

Protecting Your Family From Identity Theft

Future of Central Illinois Mitsubishi Plant

Repairing Credit Scores

Shooting On Tyronne Sends One To Hospital

9/11 Photos Released After FOIA Request

IL Prison Population Decreases, Overcrowding Remains

Budget Impasse To Continue Into August

Bacon Fest Success, Downtown Springfield Events

Consumer Groups Want Stricter ATV Safety Laws in Illinois

Internet Car Hacking a Growing Concern

"Extreme" Makeover for Feitshans

"Stuff the Bus" a Great Success

Last Day of This Year's Christian County Fair

Congressman Visits Christian County Ag Fair

K-9 Search and Rescue Impersonator Sentenced

Decatur Fire Investigation

Suspect in Sunday Vehicle Shooting Arrested

What Are Your Rights During A Traffic Stop?

3rd Street Rail Construction Underway

VA Secretary Talks Funding Problems in Springfield

Horace Mann Educators to Host 'Stuff the Bus' Event Saturday

AARP Hosts Shredding Event for Area Seniors

Springfield Construction Companies: New Home Sales Dwindling

4 Jacksonville Men Arrested for Craigslist Armed Robbery

Local University of Louisiana Lafayette Student Reacts to Theater Shooting

St. Clair County Court Rules on State Worker Pay

Experts Have Bleak Outlook For The State

Experts Weigh In On State Republican's Chances Come 2016

Redneck Tournament Postponed

Lewis Memorial Christian Village to Pay $25,000 Fine

2 Men Arrested for Effingham Hold-Up and Home Robbery

1,300 Jobs Leaving Illinois

School Garden Brings Springfield Residents Together

Sno Bizz Armed Robbery

3 Houses Hit By Gun Fire Wednesday Night

Mitsubishi Plant To Close in Normal

Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops in June

Lafayette, Louisiana Movie Theater Gunman ID'd as John Russel Houser, 59, of Alabama

Springfield Firefighters Take Competency Training Course

Governor Requests Disaster Declaration

DEVELOPING - 3 Dead in Louisiana Theatre Shooting

New Law Keeps Benefits from Going to the Dead

Rauner Pays Staff With Gift Cards For Gaining Supporters

Senator Durbin Says Iran Nuclear Deal is Best Option

Company Behind Grain Belt Express Line to Pay Landowners

Big Change Coming to the Springfield Hilton

Springfield Man Claims He Was Fired for Flying a Confederate Flag

Harley Davidson Recall

Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy Remembered at Funeral Service

New Study Points Out Economic Return

Day 23: Turnaround Reforms Still Causing A Rift

Poor Sleep Habits and Alzheimers

West Nile Virus Found in Macon County

Shots Fired Calls Up in Springfield Since This Time Last Year

Congressional Bipartisan Delegation Luncheon

Judge Overrules Some Blagojevich Corruption Counts

Dylann Roof Facing Federal Hate Crime Charges

Springfield Fire Department Wins Federal Grant

Vietnam Veterans Of America Convention Comes To Springfield

5 Dead In Oklahoma; Two Teens In Custody

Proposed Regulation Change Could Get Younger Truck Drivers On The Road

Made In Illinois: Drones

Lawmakers Not Happy With Top Educator's Pay

Day 22: Cullerton Calls On Rauner To Help With New Budget

CWLP Could Face Some Challenges to Day-to-Day Operations If There's a Brain Drain

Next Steps For Decatur City Council

Aquatic Therapy Makes Waves In Central Illinois

Sen. Durbin Compares Iran Nuclear Deal to '80s Arms Deal with Russia

Struggles at the Statehouse, Still No Budget

Welcoming Home Vietnam Veterans

ADM Gives Big Brothers Big Sisters a Special Tour of their Facility

Logan County Board Approves Wind Farm Proposal

Hunter Lake A Step Closer to Reality

2 Springfield Shootings Now Under Investigation

Springfield Rally to Save State Museums

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Encouraging Music Across Central Illinois

Fight Ends with Springfield Man Struck by a Truck

Video Gaming Investigation Revelations

Illinois Law Prohibits Mandatory Life Sentences For Minors

Demolition Begins Wrapping Up On Bel-Aire Motel

Day 21: The Blame Game is On

Honoring Vietnam Veterans in the Capital City

Centrall Illinois Farmers Concerned About "Breaking Even" on Crops

Springfield Police Offering Website Tool for Public to Identify Criminals

Governor Orders Flag Honors in Illinois

UPDATED: Route 121 Car Crash with Life Threatening Injuries

Decatur Says Goodbye to McElroy

Some District 186 Students Head Back To Class Wednesday

Court Overturns Some Blagojevich Convictions

Although Late, Final State Payment to School Made

Girl Scouts Golfing for Empowerment

Altamont Man Facing Federal Charges in Kidnapping

Watseka Flooding Relief

Decatur Fine Forgiveness Program

Petersburg Boy With Cancer's Make-a-Wish Comes True

Macon County Crime Ring Busted

State Facilities Fight For $60 Allowance For Adults With Disabilities

Effingham Credit Card Fraud Alert and Safety Tips

Senate Committee Talks Higher Education Reform

On the Agenda for this Week's House Session

Springfield Man Facing Aggravated DUI Charges After Crashing Into Tree, Killing Two Men

Illinois National Guard Increases Security

Daycares Around Illinois Rejecting Thousands of Families

Jacksonville Leading Contest for New Dog Park

Macon County Sheriff's Dept. Shaves Their Heads for Alopecia

How New Moms Learn to Deal With the Critics

Fatal Crash in Altamont on Saturday

Effingham Fatal ATV Crash

Springfield Dog Trainer Accused, Pleads Guilty of Inhumane Care and Treatment To Two Dogs

Greene County Experiencing Mass Flooding

New City Drainage System Aims to Prevent Underpass Flooding

Boy Scouts Host Ice Cream Social 100 Years Later

Peoria Toddler Drowns While On Daycare Trip

ALPLM Hosts Back Pack Drive

Investigation Underway In Shooting Involving Infant

Macon County Inmate Dies While In Custody

Police Investigating Hit And Run

Medical Marijuana Company CEO Aiding Delavan Residents

Peacekeepers Ride Postponed Due to Weather

Delavan Residents Volunteer to Clean Tornado Wreckage

Illinois' Budget Battle Forces Epilepsy Resource Center To Close

Homeowner Foils Would-Be Burglars

Discover the Dinosaurs in Decatur

Trooper Bernard Skeeters Memorial Overpass Dedicated

Gov. Rauner Looks to Raise the State's Don Score

Leaders From Across the State React to the News of Mike McElroy's Death

Springfield Police Warn Residents After High Volume of Car Burglaries this Week

Surveying the Tornado Damage in Delavan

More Paid Vacation Days Going Unused

SIU Medical School Dean Steps Down

Illinois Seeks Auditor General for 3rd Time in State History

Mayor Mike McElroy Remembered in Decatur

Powdered Alcohol Will Soon Be Illegal in Illinois

Pension Reform Plan Gets Time In The Spotlight

Illinois Supreme Court Won't Intervene in State Employee Paycheck Battle

Decatur Mayor Passes Away

Chattanooga Shooting Victims Include Iraq Veteran With a Purple Heart

Logan County Experiencing Flooding, Farmers Affected

Shucking Preps For Sweet Corn Fest Begins

Non-Political Hires No Longer Need Governor's Approval

Man Pleads Not Guilty After Police Found Him With Teen Girl

Police Investigating Car Thefts Around Capital City

Friday Morning Shooting Sends Two to Hospital

Blood Donation Centers 'Packed' After Tenn. Shooting

Top Ten Best and Worst Cities in Illinois

All Hy-Vee Stores Recall Mislabeled Food Product

Effingham Trailer Park Discrimination

Schock Spent More Than $1 Million of Campaign Finance Funds

Springfield Panhandlers Continue Growing and Starting to Impact Businesses

Changes Coming To The Hope Institute

Hundreds Of Letters Delivered To The Governor

Decatur Sex Assault Suspect Faces Up To 60 Years in Prison

Fugitive Files: James Maurer

Budget Battle Forces Furloughs at EIU

Peoria Spending Thousands In Flood Prevention, Repairs

Man Taken To Hospital After Being Shot In Foot

Property Tax Freeze Fails Again

Heroin Use Skyrockets Across Illinois, Officials Say It's An Epidemic

Springfield Group Looks to Stop 1880's Home From Demolition

Illinois State Museum Says Many Artifacts Could Get Ruined If It Closes

Toyota Recalls More Than 620,000 Prius Vehicles World Wide

Temporary Budget Headed To Governor's Desk

Ford Edge Sales Halted

Menard County Fair Kick Off

Wet Weather Negatively Impacting Local Farms

Hiring Process Continues for Springfield Fire Chief

Sangamon County Deputies Seek Public's Help in Finding Fugitive

Senate Property Tax Freeze Fails

Chatham Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Child Pornography Charges

Lack of Budget Could Impact Road Construction Projects

Sangamon County Vital Records Mobile Unit Schedule

Governor Rauner Signs Happy Hour Legislation

Former Nazi Officer Sentenced To Prison

27 Killed In Stampede In India

Extreme Heat Impacts The Elderly And Young The Most

Chatham Village Board Approves Development Project

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