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Madigan Files Suit Over Student Loan Scams

Madigan's office says the companies violate Illinois law by charging upfront fees to settle debts.

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Lawmakers Hear About Gambling Expansion

Illinois lawmakers are hearing from gambling officials who say expansion is a good thing.


New Director Says He Wants to Fix Treatment Center Assaults

The new head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says he's taking steps to address last year's reports of assaults at residential treatment centers.

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Autism Program Happy — For Now — Funding Has Been Restored

The Autism Program is happy for now, but could be back in the same boat soon.


Police Investigate Late-Morning 3-Vehicle Accident

Springfield Police say at least three vehicles were involved in an accident late Monday morning.

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Springfield Police, FBI Investigate PNC Bank Robbery

Springfield Police continue to remain on the scene of a robbery at a PNC Bank Branch Monday morning.

Mental Health

Parents Hope to Prevent Future Suicides

College could not warn parents because of privacy laws


Goodbye Land of Lincoln, Hello INB for In-Person Tax Payments

Convenient for the county, says treasurer


More Ideas for DUI Offenders in Illinois

Secretary of state's advisory committee is at work


Bill for Monitoring Brain Health in Young Athletes Passes IL Senate

Son of suicidal ex-Bear helps promote bill

5-3-15 Lincoln Funeral

Thousands Attend Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

Sunday wrapped up three days full of activities to commemorate the anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral


Kirk Sponsors Bill to Help 9-11 Rescue Workers

170 Illinoisans helped with NYC rescue efforts.


Illinois Economy Cruising Along

Flash index at 107.1 up from 107 one year ago.

Rauner Task Force

Governor Rauner Honors Lincoln During Commemoration Events

Gov. Bruce Rauner is honoring Abraham Lincoln at this weekend’s commemoration in Springfield of the 150th anniversary of the president’s…


Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Draws Hundreds to Capitol City

Many attendees dressed in period costume during events commemorating 150th anniversary of Lincoln's funeral.

Richard Pryor

Statue of Richard Pryor Finally to Stand in Peoria

Objections to Pryor's personal failings put the project on hold.

Senior Care

Advocates for Illinois’ Elderly Speak Out Against Cuts to Senior Programs

Proponents of funding for seniors programs say they want to be in their own homes.

3-12-15 Lincoln Funeral

Springfield Streets Closed On and Off this Weekend for Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

Streets will open an close as phases of the reenactment begin and end.

3-9-15 Durbin

Durbin to FDA: Regulate E-Cigarettes Now

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes with teenagers has U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin calling for stricter regulations.


Tyree Sentenced to Seven Years for Sexual Misconduct with Student

A former Lanphier High School teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student nearly three years ago.

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