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More Central Illinois Mumps Cases Reported

16 cases of mumps have been confirmed in McLean County, including four linked to Heartland Community College.

Student Testing

State Superintendent “Previews” PARCC Scores

New administration. New schoolmaster. New test. New results?


IDOT Not Amused by Altered Stop Signs

The Illinois Department of Transportation says could trigger a federal funding cut if left up.

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U of I Faculty Displeased About Background Checks

The Faculty Senate will vote next week on a resolution asking for a delay of the checks' start date.


Another Plea from Social Service Groups

Services are being "dismantled"


City Council Talks Trash

The Springfield City Council will likely approve an ordinance that would not allow the city's contracted garbage haulers to raise rates or add fees without either the city's approval, or the customer's permission in writing.


Paprocki Concerned About Stagnant Church Growth; Won’t Compromise Values

Paprocki wants everyone in the church to join him -- in the diocese's words -- in "building a culture of growth."


Portions of Clear Lake Under Boil Order

Some Clear Lake residents need to boil their water for awhile.


Auburn Woman Rescues Wheelchair-Bound Man from Train Tracks

An elderly man is alive today thanks to quick thinking from an Auburn woman.


State Sen. Kotowski Resigns

Nine years in Springfield is enough for Dan Kotowski.


Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk Returns

Popular free event makes a comeback on October 11.

Sherrie Dirks

Athens Woman Accused of Killing Husband

Authorities have arrested Sherrie Dirks, 51, on murder charges


Illinois Stops Health Claims Payments for 146,000 Workers

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has stopped paying health care claims for at least 146,000 state workers in self-insurance plans.


Criminal Law Professor: Not So Fast on Reinstating Illinois Death Penalty

Some Illinois criminology experts are asking lawmakers to hold off on trying to reinstate capital punishment in Illinois.


Prosecutors: Schock “Deceptively Refused” to Hand Over Documents

A grand jury has been meeting all summer in Springfield over the issue.

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School Districts Warned About Bad Test Scores

Illinois schools Superintendent Tony Smith is warning school districts to be prepared for dismal statewide test scores.


Low Pumpkin Yields Projected

A large canned pumpkin manufacturer says yields in Illinois appear to be less than anticipated this year.


A Wet Week for Illinois Farmers

Good corn-harvesting weather is ahead


Lawsuit Filed Over 2014 CO Leak at North Mac

Lawsuit has been filed against North Mac and contractors.

9-14-15 Mayor Microloans Announcement

City Announces “Microloan” Program for Small Businesses

Aa microloan program for small businesses that might not otherwise be eligible for loans due to credit and other problems.

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