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Woman Gets 1 Year Probation For Abandoning 2 Dogs To Die

Regina Robards also must pay more than $1,000 in court costs. She could have faced three years in prison for her conviction on two counts of aggravated cruelty to a companion animal.


Illinois Hospitals Part of $250M Medicare Billing Settlement

The nine Illinois hospitals are affiliated with Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. of Downers Grove and Springfield's Memorial Health System.

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Striking East St. Louis Teachers, School Board Approve Deal

District spokeswoman Kelli Hawkins says the hope is for school to resume Monday.

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Butler: Maybe Public Budget Meeting Will Work, Maybe Not

"Get 'em in the room, and let 'em start talking."


Feds Decline Giving 10th Street Rail Money

"As of right now, the deal is kind of blown apart."


Downtown “Food Mart” Closing in January

Food Mart was owned and operated over five family generations.


CWLP’s Bond Rating Improves

CWLP electric bonds are now A, outlook is stable instead of negative.


Graduation Rates Increase at District 186 High Schools

The overall district rate is now 79 percent.

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UIS Gets Federal Money for Innocence Project

The University of Illinois Springfield is getting $754,000 for its "Illinois Innocence Project."


Springfield Man Convicted of Child Porn

Marcus B Fifer, 44, was convicted on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.


Davis, Durbin React to Federal Budget Passage

Rep. Rodney Davis: “This bill, while not perfect, is a good first step,”


Feud Between Rauner, Emanuel, Escalates

The state is about is head into its fifth month without a budget, and Gov. Bruce Rauner is sending dead fish to Chicago’s mayor.


Illinois Exploring Options on Federal Power Plant Limits

Several neighboring states have filed lawsuits.


Medical Marijuana ID Cards to Arrive Next Week

Thousands of applications for medical marijuana usage have been approved and ID cards should be in applicants’ hands in a few days.


Mom Who Let Kids Drown Fights the State

Amanda Ware, formerly Amanda Hamm, has had three more kids since Clinton Lake drowning


Study: Red Tape Hampers Prison Hiring

Unintended consequence of ending patronage hiring


The Big Meeting – What to Expect?

Sandack: Let the governor lead the way


Will Other State Vendors Break Leases?

State chamber: probably, but it's up to the business

Christopher Hicks

New Candidate for State Rep. Seat

Christopher Hicks of Sawyerville, 28, is running against appointed State Representative Avery Bourne for the 95th District seat.

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