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Prison Time for Madison County Murderer

A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and concealing her death by dumping her body in Madison County, Illinois.

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Judge Orders Release of Another Chicago Police Video

A federal judge has granted the release of 2013 surveillance video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect.

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Bill Would Tie Driver’s License to Voter Registration

Report suggests millions wanted to vote but did not register in time

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Illinois Has Some Lottery Luck

Powerball payoff: two $1 million and 37 $50,000 winners

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Realtors Optimistic for 2016

There's both good news and bad news in the December home sales report from the Capital Area Association of Realtors.

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City Monitoring Arch Coal Situation Closely

Even though the coal provider for Springfield is filing for bankruptcy, they still have to work with the city, and it's a position the city has been in before.

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Interest in Thomson Development as Prison Hiring Continues

Officials in a northwestern Illinois community say a federal prison's hiring bump is coinciding with increased interest from real estate developers who want to know about available land.

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LaHood Reacts to State of the Union

Congressman Darin LaHood says he was anxious to hear what President Barack Obama would say in Obama's first State of the Union address with LaHood now in Washington.

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DCFS: Paperwork Problems = Lost Federal Money

State officials say the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services lost out on millions of dollars in federal money in recent years because it failed to process paperwork.

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Navy Pier to Close for Ferris Wheel Construction

Chicago's Navy Pier will be closed to the public two days next week to clear the way for the installation of a new 196-foot Ferris wheel.

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Leftover Money to be Used for U of I African-American Center

The University of Illinois plans to use money left over from a construction project to help build a new African-American cultural center.

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McLean County Board Chair Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

The chairman of central Illinois' McLean County Board has resigned his seat a week after being hit with federal fraud charges.

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Senate Is In Today, House Is Not

House cancelled two days; Senate cancelled one

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Reaction to State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Davis (R-Taylorville) welcomes anti-cancer news

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Judge Reviewing Inspector General Cases

The Springfield City Council won’t have Chicago-based firm Hillard Heintze to kick around anymore.

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4 weeks ago

Regional Superintendent: Teacher Recruitment a Problem

Illinois School Districts are having a problem recruiting new teachers.

President Barack Obama, second from right, listens to Charleston Police Chief, Brent Webster, front as Dr. Michael Brumage, left, Director of Drug Control Policy, Michael Boticelli, right, listen during an event at the East End Family Resource Center in Charleston, W.Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.   Obama is in Charleston to to host a community discussion on the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

4 weeks ago

Illinois Politicians’ Expectations for State of the Union

Illinois politicians hope Obama outlines realistic policy goals.

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4 weeks ago

WEB EXTRA: WTAX Interview with Governor Rauner

Here is the full interview with Governor Bruce Rauner, in its entirety, with WTAX State Capitol Reporter Dave Dahl.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

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Happy Anniversary, Governor

One year of the Rauner administration

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4 weeks ago

Iowa Rejects Clean Line Energy Request

The Iowa Utilities Board has dealt another setback to a proposed $2 billion transmission line to ship Iowa wind energy to customers in Illinois.

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