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Amtrak Passengers Arrive to Springfield Tuesday After 20-Hour Trip

Springfield Treasurer Parking Tips

Memorial Health System Wins National Award

Voter Turnout Low For Primary

Confederate Flag Merchandise Banned At Illinois State Fair

Two Killed In Macon County Car Crash

Downtown Springfield Building Begins Crumbling

Judge Rules No Pay For Illinois Workers Without State Budget

Special Primary Election Preview

Police Find Man Walking In Springfield With Gunshot Wound

Decatur City Council Hears Library Purchase Proposal

ACLU To Have Court Hearing On Budget

Troutman Trek Completed

Report: Jared From Subway Under Investigation for Possible Child Porn

Parents Encouraged To Add Vaccines To Their Child’s Back To School List

Mosquitoes On The Rise Across Central Illinois

Ag Industry Celebrating Reestablished Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

Local Sorority Host 'The Longest Day' Event For Alzheimer's Awareness

Local Jails Using Measures to Prevent Inmates From Escaping

Cameras Could Soon Be Allowed In Sangamon County Court

Decatur Dredge Moves Locations

Blue Mound Welcoms New Deputy

Early Voting Ends For Primary Election

Langfelder Says City Council Should Pass Pension Reform

Shutdown Effects Delayed

City, Quiet Zone Now! At Odds Over Rail Funding

Veterans Receive Recognition on New IDs

Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

Demolition Underway On Pleasant Plains High School

18th Congressional District Primary Happening Tuesday

Holiday Weekend Turns Deadly In Chicago

State Budget Update

Expert Predicts Special Election Outcome

Third Street Quiet Zone Group

Teen Dead After Sunday Morning Crash

Sangamon County Officials Expect Low Voter Turnout For Special Election

Military Families Celebrate Independence Weekend

Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control Start Dog Walking Program

Springfield Fourth of July Celebrations Come With Security Precautions

Holiday Weekend Kicks Off With Capital City Celebration

Duckworth Leads Kirk in Poll by 16 Points

Ways to Keep Pets Safe July 4th Weekend

Markets Working More - Expect to Profit More July 4th Weekend

Morgan County Officials Concerned Meredosia Levee Could Break

South Jacksonville Police Chief Withdraws Resignation

Property Tax Freeze Bill Heading To Senate

Gearing Up For The 18th Congressional Primary

Golf Courses Across Springfield Prepare For A Busy Summer Of Golf

CCAP Eligibility Change Could Impact Thousands of Illinois Families

Mondavier Knight Trial Date Set

Lawmakers Sit Down to Talk About the Illinois Budget Battle

Law Enforcement Cracking Down During July Fourth Weekend

Comptroller Checking On Power To Pay Employees

Kidzeum In Springfield Receives $20,000 Grant, Approaching Fundraising Goal

Central Illinois Fireworks Shows

Layoffs Starting without an FY 16 Budget

IDOT Announces Holiday Road Closures

Lawmakers Leave Town Without Long Term Budget

Springfield Fire Fighters Demonstrate Sparkler Dangers

Cyclist Ride Cross Country For Spiritual Freedom

Summer of Service Kicks Off

Decatur Man Accused of Stabbing Another Appears In Court

Donated Toilet Paper Stolen From Charity

Mass of Remembrance Gives July 4th Different Meaning

Flag Retired At Decatur Senior Center

Record Breaking River Level In Meredosia

Beardstown Emergency Crew Begin Sandbagging As Precaution

Millikin University Unveils New Arrival Court

AME Church Set on Fire in South Carolina

4th Of July Celebration In The Capital

Three-Car Accident Sends Three to Hospital

Springfield City Council to Consider Pension Reform

Witt Woman Tells Authorities She Stabbed And Killed Boyfriend In Act Of Self-Defense

No Budget Compromise As Time Runs Out

Decatur Police Department Working With NAACP Through Response Team

Central Illinois School Districts Consolidate

Kenny Winslow to Remain Springfield's Police Chief

Springfield Businesses Worried About Impact of Obama Rule Changes

College Campus To Become Smoke-Free

Rauner's Office Once Again Passes On Committee Invitation

Archeological Dig In Springfield Begins

Lincoln College Seeks To Expand Into University

Springfield Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Weekend Stabbing In Capital City

June Wettest Month On Record In Illinois

Meredosia Fights Near Historic Flooding

Governor Rauner Makes Complicated Promise

Comptroller Gives Savings Back To The State

SPD Officer Acquitted of DUI

More than 50% in Survey Believe There's Inequality in Sangamon County

Teacher Fired For Stepping On Flag During Lesson

18th Congressional Candidate Votes Ahead of Tuesday Primary

Early Voting Hours Extended For 18th Congressional Race

Handling Soreness From Yard Work

Summer Health Concerns To Watch Out For

Central Illinois Community Blood Center Settles Into New Location

Great Dane Shot After Approaching Deputy

Springfield Police Chief To Be Announced Tuesday

SEIU Launches TV Spot

Groups Rally Against Bill To Make Divorce Quicker

Local Church Raises Thousands For District 186 Students

Cancer Survivors Celebrate Triumph of Disease

Budget Standoff Continues, U of I Projects On Hold

Police Search for More Info on Jacksonville Burglary

Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Wettest June In State History

Storms Cause Sangamon County Roads to Flood

Vietnam Memorial Replica Leaves Jacksonville

Springfield Holds Public Forum Over Alcohol Licensing

Rock The Dock Fireworks Show Canceled

Ward 4 Forum Being Held Saturday

Rain Impacting Springfield Businesses and Construction

Beardstown Sewers Spew Into Town, Flood Houses

Flooding Covers Low Areas Near Illinois River

Man Continues Trek Across Illinois

Cadets Graduate From ISP Camp

Woman Undergos Kidney Transplant, Receives "New Life"

Child Seat Safety Check

Local Impact Of Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Man Pleads Guilty To Beardstown Infant Death

Man Found Guilty Of Child Sexual Assault

Fifth Teen Arrested In Decatur String Of Shootings

Assumption Fest Kicks Off

Illinois Unemployment Numbers Fall

Strike Talks Between Governor and AFSCME

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

Movie In The Park, Springfield Park District

Music In The Park, Springfield Park District

Former Hepatitis C Patient Urging Gov. Rauner to Sign Bill

Aldermen Expect Langfelder to Introduce Hunter Lake Ordinance in Two Weeks

Childcare Providers Rally For Support

Gov. Rauner Vetoes Democrats' Budget

Cutler Guilty of Murder

Providers Speak Out Against Budget Process in Jacksonville

Relief Efforts For IL Residents Hit By Monday Tornadoes

SMTD Route Changes Starting In July

New Feature On Sangamon County Clerk Website

Franklin Rescue Team Receives New Equipment

Workfare Program Aids Those In Need Of A Job

Mount Pulaski Water Rate Increases

Local Legislators Weigh In On Supreme Court Ruling

Survey Reveals Health Stats of Sangamon County Residents

Fourth Arrest Man In String of Decatur Shootings

Woman Carries Gun Into Courthouse

Local Groups Promote National HIV Testing Day

Charleston Mayor Rennels Passes Away

Man Arrested For Allegedly Sending Threatening Email To Taylorville Police Chief

Helping Hands Center Acquires New Building

Helping Hands Center Asks For Assistance In Addressing Homelessness

Pillsbury Site Renews Demolition Permit

Jury Deliberating in Chad Cutler Trial

Gov. Rauner Signs Education Budget

Illinois State Police Train Youth at American Legion Police Camp

Measure to Change How ALPLM is Run Makes Progress

Thursday Traffic Alerts for Springfield Drivers

Springfield Family Affected by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Last Week Speaks Out

Lt. Governor Defends Committee's Work

Governor Takes Some Budget Action

Springfield Jaycees Donates Building To Help Fatherless Youth

Camp Invention Sparks Imagination

Week of Demolition In Springfield

Several Arrests Made In Connection With Recent Decatur Shootings

Employer Seminar For Medical Marijuana, Concealed Carry Best Practices

Governor Rauner Proposes Increase to State DON Score

VA Clinic Hears Criticism From Vets

Sandbagging Begins For Flood Threat In Meredosia

Community Comes Together for Coffee with a Cop

Governor Rauner Visits Vietnam Memorial Wall

Java Express to Close its Doors After 10 Years on the North Side

Norb Andy's Tabarin Prepares for Weekend Shutdown

Macon County Jury Scam

Officials Remind Public Of Fireworks Safety As Holiday Approaches

Diocese of Springfield Host Rally for Religious Freedom

Family Service Center, Anonymous Donor Agrees To Match Donations

Chatham Village Board Will Not Cut Police Dispatch Service

Hotel Meeting Turns into Blackmail and Armed Robbery Case

Former Champaign Officer of the Year Arrested

Illinois State Museum Prepares for Possible Closure

Madigan Talks on Possible Partial Government Shutdown

Former State Employee Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Decatur Stabbing Leaves Victim with Life Threatening Injuries

Langfelder: Winslow a Finalist for Police Chief

Expert: 18th District Race LaHood's to Lose

Senate Takes Up Dems Turnaround Topics

Charleston Shooting Sparks Local Conversations on Racism

Sangamon County Fair Misses Target Attendance Due to Rain

Democrats Question Governor's Office On Staff Salaries

Centrall Illinois Cities Brace for Floods

21st Annual Golf Classic at Piper Glen

Niagra Recalls Bottled Water

Caterpillar Lays Off an Additional 50 Employees

Central Illinois Foodbank Receives Hefty Donation

Secretary of State's Office Celebrates Child Safety Week

Northern IL Receives Heavy Damage From Tornadoes

Springfield's NBA Star Appears On Jimmy Kimmel Live

House Catches Fire After Neighbors Report Explosion

Congressman Davis Discusses S.C. Church Shooting

PCCC Attracts Tourist and Helps Boosts Area Business Bottom Lines

Sprucing Up the Soy City

South Jacksonville Village Board Meets For First Time After President Stepped Down

Debate Planned for Democratic 18th District Candidates

Are Rauner's Ads Working?

Democrats Plan To Send Budget To The Governor

Crop Report: Heavy Rain Takes A Toll

DCFS Investigates Hope Institute for Child Neglect

Dodge Dart Safety Investigation

Summer Cycling Safety

Rep. Davis on ACA Supreme Court Case

Pleasant Plains Community Prepares for High School's Demolition

Fourth Of July Drunk Driving Crackdown Begins

Suspect Arrested For Attempted Murder In Decatur

Knight Appears In Illinois Court After Being Found In Mississippi

Rep. Davis Says Charleston, SC Church Shootings Provide Important Lesson

Habitat For Humanity Begins New Sangamon County Home

Lawmakers Prepare to Return Tuesday

Thomson To Receive First Inmates

Weekend Shots Fired In Decatur

376th Aviation Unit Ships Out

100th Home Built By Sangamon County Habitat For Humanity

Two Dead After Three-Vehicle Accident

Sen. Durbin Talks ACA Subsidies

Rauner Forced To Take Sides

Freedom School Helps Youth Overcome Adversity

Bike Riding For ALS Awareness

5 Things Obama Said in Podcast Besides the N-Word

9 lives lost in Charleston shooting celebrated with song, cheer

FBI director: Charleston shooting not an act of terrorism

Education Report: Findings Highlight State Budget Problems

Lincoln Holds Vigil for Charleston Shooting

Sangamon County Fair Pushes Through Rain

Chili Cook-Off Brings The Heat To Sangamon County Fair

Daycare Murder Trial Delayed Again

Emergency Dispatchers Encourage Anonymous Reporting

Still No Budget Deal In Sight

SEIU Rally In Washington Park

Lawmakers React to Charleston Murders

Caterpillar Lays Off 120 Employees

May Unemployment Numbers Released

Court Document Revelations about Charleston, SC Shooter Dylann Roof

Jacksonville Finalist For New Dog Park

Drug Recovery Program For Mothers

State Program Monitoring Illegal Drug Purchases Succeeding

More Rain Brings More Mosquitoes

State Having Trouble With Medical Marijuana Cash

Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Raping Minor

Nine Sent To Hospital Due To Carbon Monoxide Leak

Man Sentenced For Deadly Crash

CMS: No Lockout For State Yet

Springfield Residents Gather In Prayer For South Carolina Shooting Victims

Bill Brady Discusses Budget With Sangamon County Leaders

Sangamon Co. Fair Organizers Reveal Emergency Plan If Severe Weather Strikes

Park District Offers Alternative Way To Cool Off This Summer

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South Jacksonville Village Ethics Committee Release Findings

Charleston Tragic Shooting Leaves Local Pastors With Safety Measures in Place

New Ad Targets Governor's Cuts

GoFundMe Page Set Up For Tamy Gomez-Vasquez

Sangamon County Eats Thousands of Dollars a Year in Lawn Costs

Tobacco Quitline Funding Threatened Again

Christian County Preparing for Pipeline Project

Raising Awareness For CPR During June

Dennis Hastert Appears In Court

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Driving Drunk, Killing Woman

Lawn Mower Kills Leland Grove Man

Fundraiser For Woman Killed By Drunk Driver A Success

McCreery Avenue Closed

Moultrie County Boy Drowns In Swimming Pool

Sullivan Woman Sent to Hospital After Drunk Driver Hit Car

Sangamon County Sheriff's Office K9s Win Regional Police Dog Field Competitions

Fugitive Files: Sangamon County Sheriff's Department in search for Melvin Summers

Sangamon County Sheriff's Department Seeking Public's Help in Finding Fugitive

UPDATE: Missing Springfield Boy Found

Sangamon County Fair Kicks Off, Despite Rainy Weather

Springfield Drowning Victim Identified

City Leaders Say Downtown Springfield Not In Trouble

Iguodala Becomes NBA Champion, MVP

Animal Protection Group Petitions Against Bobcat Hunting

Auditor General Bill Holland announces retirement at the end of the year

Lawmakers Continue to Debate Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Taylorville Appies For Grants To Fix Flooding

Davis On Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Case

New Ad Aimed At Calling Out Rauner's Budget

Walmart Theft Suspects Wanted in Morgan, Scott Counties

IDOT Program Aims To Recycle Old Signs

Dems React To Rauner Ad

Decatur Administrative Court's New Additions

Decatur Man Arrested For Gas Station Robbery

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