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Senators Roll Out Gun Control Plan

Volkswagen Testifies Before House Committee

UIS Disability Programs Offer Students Resources, New Outlook

Republicans to Pick New House Speaker Nominee

U.S. Steel Corps Contemplates Closure of Granite City Plant

Farm Dorm Program Develops Ag Skills

Oregon Shooter Honorably Discharged From Army

Hundreds of Thousands Spent In Fox Lake Investigation

Kentucky University Closes After Written Threats

Gas Prices Increase Due To Refinery Maintenance

Macon County Phone Scam Targets College Students

SC Flooding Predicted To Worsen

U of I Student Accused of Sex Crimes Will Be Extradited To California

Gold's Gym Closes, New Options Emerging for Clientele

Springfield Alderman Addresses Alleged Incident At Daughter's Wedding

Online Dating Safety Tips

Springfield Mayor Surprised By Annexation Denial

Analysis Finds $300,000 Cost After Fox Lake Officer Found Dead

Vote 2016: Who's Leading The GOP and Dem Polls

American Red Cross and Sinclair: Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Sen. Manar Talks School Funding Reform

Downtown Building Gets A New Look

Rauner Tries To Put Pressure On Democrats For Budget Deal

Morgan County Flu Clinic Thursday

Breast Cancer Survivor Series: Part 1

Camp Butler Ceremony Honors Fallen Service Members

Illinois Panel to Consider 8 Ailments for Medical Marijuana

Stevenson Family Exhibit on Hold Due to Illinois Budget Feud

Illinois Reducing Fees on College Savings Plan

UPDATE: Detectives Belive More Victims In Sexual Assault Investigation of U of I Student

Program at Lincoln Correctional Facility Aim To Lower Recidivism Rate in IL

Video Games Help Brain Power

Rubio Facing Criticism For Missing Votes

ISP Trooper Sentenced In Aggravated Assault Case

Eagle Scout Creates Unusual Cardinals Mural

FBI Continues To Search For Motive In Oregon Community College Mass Shooting

Federal Defense Bill Moving Forward In Senate

Gun Stocks Soar

Chicago Aldermen Call For Police Superintendent To Step Down

Biden Criticizing Politico Report

Presidential Candidates Look At Chicago Gun Violence

11 Dams Fail In South Carolina, More Flooding Likely

Tuesday Airstrikes In Syria Kill Four

California Enacts Country's Strongest Equal Pay Laws

Chicago Field Museum Dinosaur Shows Its Team Spirit

Chatham Residents Outraged Over New Utility Rate Structure

Springfield Approves Electric Rate Restructuring for CWLP Customers

Annexation of Ward 3 Land Rejected

Farmer Builds Pumpkin Cannons From Propane Tanks and Barrels

Comparing Mortgages Just Got Easier

Old Capitol Blues and BBQ Attendance Down This Year

Child Care Costs As Much As College

Supporters Keep Fighting For The Child Care Assistance Program

Springfield Public Schools Decide Against Big Changes to Transfer Rule

Springfield Construction Back on Track After Slow Summer

Donating To Flooding Victims In South Carolina

Jacksonville Man Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Murder

Crop Experts: Enough Pumpkins For Halloween

Registration For Salvation Army Angel Tree Starts

Route 66 Auction This Weekend

Sangamon County Voter Verification Process Begins

Panel recommends Rep. Mautino for Illinois Auditor General

Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing

Medical Charity Calls For Investigation On Afghan Airstrike

Suburban college recognized for campus safety efforts

Police search for 'possible person with a gun' at Community College of Philadelphia

Farmers: Corn Crops Down This Year

Leaders Weigh In On Gun Control In Wake of Oregon Mass Shooting

House Speaker Vote Delayed

California Farmer "Reshaping" Halloween

Carolinas Continue To Battle Flooding

Weaver Replaces LaHood

College of DuPage Criticized For Bomb Threat Reaction

BP Makes Largest Settlement With A Single Entity In U.S. History

Waverly High School Raising Awareness About Teen Suicide

NAACP Wants More Minority Hires at Springfield Schools

Scott County Man Arrested For Shooting And Killing Dog

Decatur City Council To Vote On New Hampton Inn Plan

New Berlin High School Coach Receives 18 Months Probation

1.8 Million Boxes of Cheerios Recalled

Trump Hotels Data Breach

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center in Logan County Delayed Until November

Waverly High School Students Aim To "Send Silence Packing"

Lincoln Depot Train Cars Being Removed This Week

Substance Abuse Centers Are Struggling Amid The Budget Impasse

Human Service Agencies Worried About Collapse

Pepsi-Co To Release Back To The Future Themed Soda

Section Of Capitol Avenue Closed This Week

Central Illinois Red Cross Helping North and South Carolina Flooding Victims

Healthy Mouth Movement Provides Free Dental Care To Veterans

Family 411: Mother Of Two Transgender Children Has A Message For Other Parents

Possible Changes To CWLP Utility Bills Tuesday

100 Days Without A State Budget

Arson Investigation at Stephen Decatur Middle School

October Marks Illinois College Application Month

Illinois to Implement New Ratings for Schools, Districts

Missing U.S. Cargo Ship Has Sunk

Amtrak Derails In Vermont

Clinton To Announce Gun Control Measures, Davis Responds

Beautiful Bra Event Aims To Ease The Insecurities Associated With Breast Cancer

Sunday Night Shooting Injures One

Elgin Officer Reinstated

Rodney Davis Talks National Topics

U of I Dedicates Center for Wounded Veterans

State Budget Impasse Affecting Emergency Services

Chicago Paramedics Equipped With Extra Narcan

Michigan Farmer Finds Woolly Mammoth Bones

Three Candidates For Speaker Of The House Come Forward

Police Testing Missing Toddler's DNA With Body Found In Chicago

Umpqua Community College Reopens

State of Emergency Called for South Carolina

Veterans Ride to Support Past and Future Soldiers

Jacksonville Oktoberfest Takes Place Saturday

Springfield Residents "Bridge Gap" With Police

Local American Red Cross Deploying Crews

Wet Weather Impacts Southeast

Chief Illiniwek Merchandise on Sale

Strides Against Breast Cancer Raise Funds And Awareness

Stacey Skrysak Shares Story At Angel of Hope Walk

Annual Gem And Fossil Show Held In Springfield

Simmons Cancer Institute Hosts Denim And Diamonds Gala

Focus On Football-Related Injuries Shifting

Arrest Made In Kendra Hatcher Murder

Latest On Oregon Community College Shooting 10/2

CWLP Surveying Water Mains

Refuge Ranch In Rochester Wins Non-Profit Contest

Big Changes Coming To Lincoln College Campuses

Corporations Getting IL Tax Breaks Not Meeting Expectations

Report: State Revenue Down By Almost $1 Billion

Residents Around 15th And North Grand React to Crossing Arms Issues

Lawmakers and Local Residents React to Oregon Shooting

Day 94: Governor Rauner Talks Budget Impasse

Be Aware Women's Fair Saturday

Memorial's Stroke Center Receives Special Recognition

Governor Rauner Removes Illinois Prisoner Review Board Member

Old Capitol Blues and BBQ Begins

Women Now Checking Their Genes For Breast Cancer Link

Taylorville Chillifest Kicks Off This Weekend

Springfield Business Burglaries Investigation

Man Who Lied About Shooting Himself Says Future 'Ruined'

Traffic Alert: Capital City Construction

Former Illinois Gov. Quinn makes speech in central Illinois

Illinois Treasurer Warns of Effects of Budget Impasse

University Officials Report Mumps Case at NIU

IL Public University Presidents Address Lawmakers

Deadline Pushed Up For Federal Borrowing Cap

Vatican Issues Statement on Kim Davis And Pope Francis Meeting

New Details Come To Light About Oregon College Shooting

Central Illinois Brothers Get Decades for Armed Robbery

Effort To Stop Building Indiana Quarry

Madigan Launches Investigation Into Volkswagen

12 Killed In Military Transport Plane Crash

States On The Coast Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin

10 People Dead, Multiple Wounded In Oregon College Shooting

Springfield Shots Fired Call Brings In U.S. Marshals

Former Governor Pat Quinn Talks Rauner Governorship

Substance Abuse Awareness Month Begins With Warning To Teens

Fire Breaks Out At Springfield Steak n' Shake On Dirksen

Illinois Senate Passes Bill To Save State Museums

Candlelit Vigil To Reopen Illinois State Museum

Trend For Illinois Medical Marijuana Applicants

Town & Country Bank and Premiere Bank Merge

Owner Of Vacant Springfield Home Speaks On Decreasing Home Values

UPDATE - First Student Bus Driver Removed From Service - Under Investigation

State Department Releases New Hillary Clinton Emails

Local Leaders Break Ground On Villas At Vinegar Hill

Farm Bureaus Petition Lawmakers To Redraw Districts

Kincaid Community Works To Restore Bonfire Tradition

Domestic And Sexual Violence Advocates Urge Leaders To Begin Budget Negotiations

DEVELOPING - Shooter dead, multiple deaths confirmed at Oregon community college

Cheetah at Decatur's Scovill Zoo Dies

Investigators Say Fox Lake Officer Shot Twice By His Own Gun

Shots Fired Reported On East Brown Street In Springfield

John Deere and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

Caterpillar Announces 230 Layoffs At Factory in East Peoria

Attorneys for Aaron Schock Slam Federal Claims of Deception

Harvest Season Causes An Increase In Deer Movement

New Exhibit Displays LGBT History

Presidential Campaign Funding

Date Set For House Speaker Election

Decrease In Student Loan Default

U.S. Justice Dept. Sues Chicago Suburb

Hurricane Joaquin Gaining Strength

Effingham County Police Make 40 Pound Heroin Bust

SMTD Holds Public Meeting On Bus Route Consolidation

4 Finalists For Illinois Auditor General Job

FAA Says Security Protocols Insufficient At Chicago Air Traffic Control

Springfield Home Values Could Be Hurt by Vacant Homes

11th Street Extension Project Progress

100 Year Old Home Gets Extension to Avoid Demolition

Large Tree Falls Into House, Injures One

Demolition Begins On Springfield Business

Poplar Court Armed Robbery and Shooting Investigation

Compromise Could Mean Higher Taxes

Illinois State Museum Systems Are Now Closed Due To Budget Impasse

Temporary Federal Budget Passed, Gov't Funded Through Dec. 11

Medical Breakthroughs In Managing Chronic Pain

Diagnosing A Cold Vs Allergies

Legacy Wall Comes To Springfield

Budget Impasse Impacting Illinois Drivers

Attorneys Seek To Move Trials For Officers Charged In Freddie Gray Case Out Of Baltimore

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Claims She Met With Pope Francis

Lincoln Experts And Enthusiasts Head To Lincoln For Lincoln Colloquium

9th Street Closes Thursday For Repairs

New Legislation Introduced To Raise Smoking Age To 21

U Of Illinois Begins Search For Dean At New Medical School

Federal Lawmakers Tackle Budget Plan

State Museum Closes Wednesday

'Ride In Honor' Helps Bring Veterans And The Community Together

Peterson Trial Postponed

Gun-Related Arrests Increase In Chicago

Honor Flight Participants Return Home, Receive Hero's Welcome

Kasich Visits Chicago

Countries Donate To Refugee Aid

Trump Releases Tax Plan, Right Wing Groups Push Back

Bush on Keystone XL Pipeline

Clinton Opposes Part of Obamacare

Russia To Send Air Troops To Help Syrian Government

Georgia Executes First Woman In 70 Years

First Trial Scheduled In Freddie Gray Case

FBI Crime Report

Bites On The Boulevard Contributing To Springfield's Growing Food Truck Scene

Honeywell Hobbs Plant Demolition Underway

CWLP: Restructure Electric Rates or Possibly Face Longer Outages

Senior Resource Fair Wednesday

WalletHub: Economic Growth Down In Central Illinois

Former Illinois Representative's Prison Report Date Postponed

Keurig Unveils Soda Machine: Keurig Kold

Next Level Breast Cancer Medicine Saving Lives

Decatur Woman Arrested In Cheddar's Armed Robbery

35th Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Returns Tuesday

Home Invasion Investigation In Rochester

Planned Parenthood Goes On The Defensive Before House Committee

Class Goes On Field Trip Before State Museum Closes

SEIU Facing Lawsuit

Illinois National Guard in Afghanistan During Airstrike

Planned Parenthood Debate Impacts Illinois Healthcare

2 Arrested In UIS Stabbing Incident

Some of Springfield's Best Food on Wheels at 2nd Bites on the Boulevard

Some Springfield Traffic Lights Changed After Complaints

SMTD/IDOT Will Take Public Comment September 30th

Planned Parenthood Testifies Before House Oversight Committee

National Coffee Day

LIHEAP Changes Due To Lack Of Budget

35th Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Heads To Washington, D.C.

SIU Taking Cuts Due To State Budget Impasse

Dow AgroSciences Coming To U of I

Standoff At Rockford Clinic Ends Peacefully

NIU Student Falls To Death From Dorm Building

Chicago Drive-By Kills 2, Injures 3 More

Habitat For Humanity Constructing New Home In Honor Of Pope Francis

Gambling Down, Video Gaming Revenue Up in Illinois

Secretary of State To Stop Sending Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders

Small Businesses Prepare For New Chip Credit Cards

Nearly 500K Hyundai Cars Recalled

Police Training Could Decrease Because of State Budget

Springfield Leaders and Students Sign Pledge to Crack Down on Texting and Driving

Springfield Clergy Returns From Pope Visit

UIS Increases Patrols After Stabbings

Students Learn About Trades

Business Community Comes Out Against Revenue Raising Plan

Lawmaker Introduces Revenue Raising Plan

Bernie Sanders Calls For College Students To Join Him In Minimum Wage Fight

St. John's Children's Hospital Receives $10,000 Donation

Drug Take Back Day "Huge Success"

Family 411: Fighting Sexual Violence On College Campuses

President Obama Addresses U.N. General Assembly

Woman Who Helped NY Prison Escapees Sentenced

Meredosia Man Arrested For Jacksonville Stabbing

Athens Woman Accused Of Killing Husband Pleads Not Guilty

New Developments In Freddie Gray Case

NASA's Water On Mars Announcement

How To Sign Up For Liheap Appointment

UPDATE - Possible Plea Deal In Dennis Hastert Alleged Hush Money Case

Steam Show Takes Place in Morgan County Sunday

Chili Supper Held in Springfield

Run/Walk to Support Danielle Loftus Brings Out Participants Inner Superhero

Faith Fest Takes Place Sunday

Stabbing at UIS Sunday

Springfield Churches Teach Pope Francis' Message to Youth

Follow-Up to Stabbing Saturday in Springfield

Springfield Gets Its Kicks on Route 66

Car Accident Saturday in Springfield

Craft Festival Held in Area Saturday

Springfield Salon Hosts Fundraiser

Senator Durbin Visits Memorial; Praises Advanced Medical Care

Costs of Clean Water in Illinois

Kirk Campaign Targets Chicago Tribune

Red Cross, Springfield Fire Install Free Smoke Detectors

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