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Illinois March Colder Than Normal

Illinois' state climatologist says March was both colder than normal and unusually snowy.

Mike Houston

Houston Wants CWLP Solution Before He Leaves Office

Houston does think CWLP is turning the corner.


New “Fiendish” Exhibit at Lincoln Museum

"A Fiendish Assassination" is the name of a new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Great Emancipator's death.


State Sitting on $4.9 Billion in Unpaid Bills

The state still has trouble paying its bills.

3-19-15 Mayoral Debate

Final Debate Between Langfelder, Palazzolo

How would Springfield handle a 50% cut in state funding if Governor Bruce Rauner gets his way?


Hobbie to Leave City Water Light and Power

CWLP Chief Utilities Engineer Eric Hobbie is leaving next month to take a job at an electric cooperative.


Sangamon Co. Judge to Decide What Lawyers Get in Retiree Premium Refunds

Judge Nardulli says he'll rule before an April 15 deadline.


Police Continue Searching for Escaped Kankakee Inmate

There's still no sign of a man awaiting sentencing on murder charges who broke out of a jail in Kankakee Wednesday.

Scheels Suspect 1

Police Seek Identity of Alleged Thief They Apprehended

Springfield Police need help arresting someone they've already apprehended.


It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month

Brave little girl tells her story

4-1-15 Pillsbury

City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

3-31-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.


Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.


Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.


Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner, Kirk Criticize Indiana Religious Freedom Law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says Indiana's religious objections law may open the door to discriminatory behavior.

3-9-15 Durbin

Durbin vs. Schumer in Senate Leadership Fight

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.


Want to Buy a Plane? Nearly No One Does

Apparently no one wants the state's fleet of airplanes.


USDA: More Soybeans, Less Corn in 2015

More soybeans and less corn are expected to be planted in Illinois this growing season.


Lawmakers Want More Police Training Regarding Mentally Ill

Lawmakers debate police training when dealing with the mentally ill.

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