Illinois Gets CDC Grant to Combat Drug Overdoses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named Illinois as one of 16 recipients in a program called "Prescription Drug Overdoses: Prevention for States."


IDOT Says Budget Impasse Should Not Affect Winter Road Cleanup

Blankenhorn says the budget battle hasn’t had much of an impact on the agency yet, as the appropriation for ongoing construction projects was signed by the governor.


Farmers Give Reasons for Optimism at Farm Progress Show

National Corn Growers Association attributes positive farming outlook to decent crops and more people entering farming.

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County Election Office Open Extended Hours for Special Election Early Voting

Sangamon County Election Office also open Sunday and Labor Day Monday.


AFSCME: Time to Go Back to the Negotiating Table

Rauner has said he wouldn't lock out state workers even as contract negotiations continue, but AFSCME spokesperson Anders Lindall doesn't buy it.

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No New Legionnaires Deaths in Quincy

50 residents sicked, seven fatalities.


Police Investigate Retirement Community Burglaries

Break-ins at senior retirement communities.


Anti-Abortion Groups Target Sen. Mark Kirk

Anti-abortion protesters repeatedly reference U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's stroke in demanding he switch his position on defunding Planned Parenthood.

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New Springfield Fire Chief a Familiar Face

Barry Helmerichs has another chance to be Springfield Fire Chief.


Reward and More Videos as Fox Lake Investigation Continues

Authorities investigating the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer say they've received several more videos from residents and businesses.


No Budget, But State Still Hiring

The absence of a state budget hasn't kept Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration and other Illinois agencies from hiring more workers.


Chicago Opens Park at Former Meigs Field

A 40-acre park will open Friday.


Medical Marijuana Veto: Negotiate, Don’t Fight

Lang wants two-year extension; Rauner AV's to four months


Extra Police Patrols for Labor Day Weekend

"Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over."


Sangamon Co. Clerk Disputes Voter Roll Study

Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray says don't believe what you read when it comes to alleged analysis of the county's voter rolls by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.


CWLP Bond Rating Analyzed

City Water Light and Power says Moody's Investors Service is keeping the electric utility bond rating at A3.


Durbin: Enough Votes Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal

Democrats in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to uphold a preserve the Iran nuclear deal, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is aiming for a higher goal.


Video Recovered That Could Help Manhunt

Authorities believe they've recovered video that will help the investigation into who killed a Fox Lake police officer.

3-26-15 National Guard

Rauner Appoints New Guard Commander

Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Paul of Springfield will serve as assistant adjutant general.

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U of I Champaign-Urbana Names Acting Provost

Edward Feser will serve as interim provost until someone is hired to permanently

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