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Sherman Homecoming Kicks Off This Week

Sam Cahnman Investigation, Recommended 90 Day Suspension

Hy-Vee Suffers Minor Fire

Fire at Decatur Caterpillar Plant

Iron Bridge Project for Eagle Scout Honor

18th Congressional District Debate

Open House Held on Springfield's 10th Street Rail Project

Springfield Park District Honors Eagle Scout's Project

Firehouse Subs Donates to Local Volunteer Fire Department

Illinois Unemployment Numbers Drop for Some Cities in July

Decatur Drug Bust Turns Up More Than Just Drugs

Rep. Rodney Davis Receives Award

Dialysis Patients Walk 250 Miles To Springfield

Illinois to Test Locking Devices for Painkillers

Political Science Expert Weighs In On 18th District Debate

Police: Chatham Crash Caused By Medical Condition

"Pillowcase Project" From The American Red Cross

Presidential Candidates Weigh-In On Virginia Shooting

Contact Lenses May Pose Some Unforeseen Risks

New State Fair Manager Says Past Attendance Numbers Were Inflated

Lincoln Balloon Festival Kicks Off Friday

Law Creates Springfield High-Speed Rail Commission

Jesse White's Comprehensive Drunk Driving Legislation Signed into Law by the Governor

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan

Akilah Davis Takes To The Sky For the Lincoln Balloon Festival

State Department's Previous Usage of Unsecure Email Accounts

18th District Candidates Face Off For Second Time This Week

Federal Judge Asked To Restore Claims of Destroying Evidence In U of I Lawsuit

Truck Crashes Into Glenwood Intermediate School

Man Walks Into Side of Moving Cab

18th Congressional District Candidate Debate

Route 29 Construction Heading into Final Phase

Holiday Pay for Springfield Fire Pensions Up For Debate

Budget Impasse Hurting Local Boys And Girls Club

CCAP Cuts Get Personal

Rauner Administration Under Fire For Personnel Changes

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Proposed Jacksonville Ordinance to Allow Chicken In Backyards

Farm Progress Show Sneak Peak

Keeping Students Healthy, How To Prevent The Spread Of Germs

U of I Mumps Cases On The Rise, Free Vaccinations Offered

Effingham DUI Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Deadly Shooting of Virginia Reporter and Photographer

Schock Turns Over 10,000 Financial Records To Government

US Judge Blasts Illinois For Not Making All Ordered Payments

Kraft Heinz Recalls More Than 2M Pounds Of Turkey Bacon

The Latest: Judge formally sentences James Holmes to life

Manager: 2 Virginia TV station workers fatally shot on air

Springfield Rail Improvements Project Moves Forward

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Leaves Participants Speechless

State Aircraft Sold, Millions Paid To State

Comptroller: State On Pace To Rack Up $5 Bil Deficit

Caterpillar Lays Off Another 475

IL Ranked 5th For Most Foreclosures

Sources Say Emergency Meeting on Firefighter Pensions to be Held Wednesday Morning

Jeb Bush's Controversial "Anchor Baby" Comments

SADD Sounds Off On New 911 Immunity Law

Illinois State Fair Attendees Drop More Than 50% From Last Year

Monday Night Stabbing on North Dirksen Parkway

Update: Calvin Christians Case

March of Dimes Awards Grants to 5 Central Illinois Organizations

Checking Accounts Change Could Cost Springfield More Than $100,000

Skywalk for Downtown Building on Springfield City Council Consent Agenda

Springfield Honored With Award for Little Free Library Program

New Interim Supervisor for Springfield Park Police Department

Illinois Announces Registration of State's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

More Than 6,500 Businesses Scammed in 32 States, Including Illinois

18th Congressional District Candidate Debate

Illinois Gas Prices Expected to Decrease

No Budget, But Another Committee Of The Whole

Sponsor Working On Override Of Anti-Heroin Bill

2015 State Fair Attendance Down Compared to Last Year

Illinois Announces Registration of First Marijuana Dispensary

Comptroller: No Money To Pay Providers Despite Court Order

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Heads To D.C.

911 Immunity For Minors To Go Into Effect In January

U of I Provost Steps Down

Air Force Officer's Trial Begins In Child Sexual Assault Charges

Area Hospitals Use Technology To Reunite Families With Newborns

District 186 Heads Back To School

10 Years Since Hurricane Katrina Disaster

Jacksonville City Council Votes To Complete Police Training Center

Update on Executive Mansion Renovation Work

State Fair Manager Wants Better Grounds Usage During "Off Season"

Springfield Police: No Issues on First Day of School

House Back In Session Tuesday

Local Republican Doesn't Regret Veto Vote

Auburn High Starts Football Season With Brand Field Facelift

Williamsville High Cheerleading Coach Returns From Afghanistan

Blagojevich resentencing can proceed after stay refused

Pana Man's Body Found In Burning Pickup Truck

Fatal Crash On South Main in Jacksonville

Construction Alert In Captial City

LaHood, Mellon Meet In Upcoming Debates

DOW Jones Plummets 1000 Points, Recovering

UIS Students Help Beautify District 186

Celebrity Finds Family Roots In Springfield

Rauner Signs Bill Aimed At Keeping Kids Healthy

Bill Gives Right To Nursing Home Residents To Install Cameras

Rauner Vetoes Hep C Support

IDOC: Employee Data Breach Caused By Human Error

Chili Cook-Off Takes Place at Illinois State Fair

Report: Speaker Madigan Aide Represents Clients

Illinois State Fair Motorsports Announcer Retires After 36 Years

Female Race Car Driver Making Waves On Racing Scene

Springfield Schools Open for Year

Plane Crash in Eastern Illinois Kills One

Healthy Habits on Display at State Fair

Springfield Partners With DNR on Hunter Lake

Governor Rauner Holds Motorcycle Ride, Donates to Vets

Stacey and Adam's State Fair Recap

State Fair Vendors Say Business Has Been Slow This Week

Some Residents Critisizing Helicopter At State Fair

Clinton Baby Wins State Fair Diaper Derby

Futures For Kids Day At The Illinois State Fair

A Birds-Eye View of the 2015 Illinois State Fair

Piper Glen Golf Course to Remain Open Despite Foreclosure

Decatur Public Library-Macon County Merger on Hold

Illinois Assures Security with Medical Marijuana Facilities

Federal Spending Plan Helping LIHEAP

Preperations Underway for Farm Progress Show in Decatur

Political Rhetoric Heats Up Amid Fair And Budget Impasse

UPDATED: Pickup Runs Into Tractor Driven By 10-Year-Old

Illinois releases names of 7 with go-ahead to grow marijuana

US seeks hearing on ex-Rep. Schock contempt complaint

District 186 Superintendent To Meet With High School Teachers

Gov. Rauner Takes A Ride Down The State Fair Slide

State Farm Center Renovations On Schedule

BBQ In High Demand At State Fair

Decactur City Council Closing Gap Between Community

Crime Victim Legislation Signed

Deep Fried Delicacies At State Fair

Live Interview with The Fray

Hiring Monitor Criticizes Rauner Administration

First Two Women To Graduate Army Ranger School

Adam & Stacey Try More Food at Illinois State Fair

Plan in Works for New Water Treatment Plant in Taylorville

SMTD Announces Route Changes

Role Of Teachers Continues To Change With Common Core, Budget Issues

16-Year-Old Accused Of Murder Appears In Court

Democrats Celebrate At The State Fair

Vet Receives Free Dental Care

Free Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines At State Fair

Chatham Community Comes Together To Support Deployed Neighbor

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Brother

Inflatable Battle At State Fair

Great American Spam Competition

Man Beaten, Robbed During Craigslist Scam

District 186 Superintendent Meets With Elementary Teachers

High Dive Show at the State Fair

Get Lost In Conservation World

Chatham Casey's Raises Thousands For Muscular Dystrophy

Grain Belt Express Decision Coming in Fall

Jesse White Won't Run For Re-Election

Gov. Rauner Signs Bill to Release $5.4B in Federal Funds

Single-Vehicle Crash Closes I-55

Macon County Zoning Board To Vote On Wind Farm Tonight

SMTD Announces New Supplemental Routes Near Springfield Schools

Red Cross To Go Door-To-Door Installing Smoke Detectors

16-Year-Old Charged With First Degree Murder

Decatur To Begin Neighborhood Walks

Vandal damages U of Illinois center's large menorah

Local Establishments Receive Calls from Individual Impersonating a Health Inspector

Two Stabbed, One Assaulted At McLean County Museum

Protesters Gather After St. Louis Police Shoot Armed Suspect

Blago's Lawyer Intends To Appeal Convictions To U.S. Supreme Court

Stacey and Adam Try Some of the Food The State Fair has to Offer

Springfield Panhandling Fight Isn't Over Yet

Investigation Into Gas Dumped Down Decatur Sewer

Senate Votes To Override Governor Veto

Budget Impasse: Road Departments Make Changes As Gas Tax Payments Stop

Ask Adam: Part 2

Springfield Railroad Ombudsman Steps Down

Former DHS Caseworker Pleads Not Guilty

Republicans Celebrate Governor's Day At The State Fair

Protestors Rally at State Fair and Governor's Mansion

More Than 200 Freshmen Move in at UIS

Fugitive Files: Sangamon County Deputies Need Your Help in Finding a Suspect

Chatham Students Head Back to School

Adam Rife Attempts to Milk a Cow at State Fair

Special Needs Children Receive Amtryke Tricycle Donation at Fair

Springfield Economic Development Commission Recommending Three More TIF Projects

Delays For Certain Illinois Lottery Winners

Back to School Safety Reminders from Law Enforcement

First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Detected In IL

Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal

GOP Leaders Stand Firm with Kirk

Council Seeks Candidates to Fill Vacancy

Rauner Wants GOP to be Majority

Springfield FD Respond To Small House Fire Wednesday

Legislation Introduced To Honor Judy Baar Topinka

Man Sentenced In 2015 Meth Lab Investigation

Chicago Suburb PD Reaches Settlement In Rape Kit Lawsuits

Central Illinois Recovers From Tuesday Storms

DHS Employee Reassigned After CCAP Testimony

Senators Back In Springfield, Considering Vetoes

Washington Wildfire Continues To Burn, Firefighters Work Overtime

Chinese Firefighters Not Trained For Deadly Chemical Explosion

Female Army Rangers First Of Their Kind

Navy Seals Set To Allow Women To Join

Thailand Authorities Search For Bombing Suspect

Some Lottery Winners Payments Delayed

Motel Explodes In Washington State

Public Hearing On Sherman's Rail Pointe Business Development

Governor's Sale of Champions Raises More Than $275,000

Illinois Car Crash Related Deaths Rising

Short-Term Renting Changing for Some in Springfield

Junior Livestock Exhibitor Hopes To Break Record With Champion Barrow

Grain Bin Safety Demonstrations at the Fair

District 186: Cost Of Officers Is Worth It For Student Safety

Arrest Made In Shooting Death of Decatur Teen

UPDATED: Christian County Manhunt Ends, Parolees Captured

Local Man Runs 160 Miles for Autism Awareness

Rauner Calls Out Dems At The Fair

Fair Draws Political Players

Gill Aims To Run Against Rodney Davis For Congressional Seat

Rodney Davis Works Shift at Qik-N-EZ

Christian County Sheriff's Deputy Placed On Administrative Leave

Dedication Ceremony For Judy Baar Topinka

Lincoln Mourns Mayor

Society Horse Show

Beloved Community Batman Has Died

Catholic Boarding School Center Of Rape Case

Pentagon Plans To Expand Drone Flights

College Athletes Not Allowed To Unionize

U.S. Warns China To Stop Sending Spies

Indonesian Plane Wreckage Found

Clinton Emails Under Review

IRS Doubles Number Of Victims In Data Breach

Agriculture Day At State Fair

Budget Battle Impacts Tax Break Program for Business Development

State Fair Grandstand Acts Give Back Community

State Fair Vendors Dealing With Shortened Hours For Food Deliveries

Illinois State Fair Monitoring Weather

State Budget Impasse Forces District 186 To Cover Costs

Budget Crisis Means Anti-Violent Programs Suffer

Consent Decrees Back In Spotlight

Eastside Neighborhood Mourns the Death of Jamario Lacey

Community Care Program Suffering Amid Impasse

New Berlin School Board President Trial Pushed Back

Decatur Appoints A New Mayor

State Fair Ask Adam Segment: Part 1

Arrests Made In 23rd Street Drive-By Shooting

Illinois Yellow Dot Program

Local Church Using Fair Parking To Pay Bills

Girl Scouts Earn Money Management Badges At The Illinois State Fair

Mom Dreams Big With Healthy Snack 'Grateful Grahams'

Free WiFi Could Be Coming To Downtown Springfield

Board Dismisses Ruling To Allow College Athletes To Unionize

Eastern Illinois University Readying For Layoffs

Illinois Governor Wants Reform Ideas Considered As Package

Government Concedes Mistake In Schock Document Release

Authorities: Woman Kept Disabled Sister In Closet For Years

Lincoln City Hall Closed Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius Could Be Released From Prison

Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs Seeks to Reunite Residents with Cash, Jewelry and Unclaimed Property

Star Wars Expansion Added To Disneyland, Disney World

Death Toll Rises In Chinese Warehouse Explosion

Agricultural Influence On Ice Cream Vendor At Fair

Experience Illinois Wine at the State Fair

SC Newspaper Urges Biden To Run For President

Trump Releases Immigration Plan

MAP Grant Budget Proposed

Design Firms To Submit Plans For Gov. Mansion Renovation

Illinois Dept. Of Corrections Investigating Data Breach

Parachutist Dies After Chicago Air Show

Police, Coroner Investigate Weekend Homicide

Two Small Planes Collide Over San Diego

Missing Indonesian Plane Was Carrying Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Wildfires Continue Across Four States

Illinois Takes Steps to Support Veterans

Update on Programming on Dish Network

No Additional Violence Since Stabbing at State Fair

12-Year-Old Wins Parade of Champions at State Fair

Public Servant Honored for Service to Congress

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