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Officials Look at Kincaid Flooding

Residents of a local community are still dealing with damage after floodwaters from the Sangamon River engulfed the northeast side of their town in late December.

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Restored Lincoln-Era Piano to be Revealed Saturday in Springfield

A piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard when he courted Mary Todd in Springfield has been restored.

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Potentially Incomplete Data on Domestic Violence

FBI data shows Illinois has recorded 38 gun-related domestic violence homicides since 2006, but the number is likely higher because the data is incomplete.

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Quincy Murder Trial Deliberations Continue

Jurors in the Quincy area have resumed deliberations in the murder trial of a former local prosecutor accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

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Procurement Board Member Criticizes Rauner Proposal

A member of a state board Governor Bruce Rauner at least indirectly called on to the carpet earlier this week in his effort to push consolidation of government procurement efforts says Rauner has what his board does all wrong.

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1 week ago

Logan County Working to Address Heroin Epidemic

The Healthy Communities Partnership (HPC) held a meeting in Logan County on Tuesday to help set up an action plan to end heroin use in the community.

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Teacher Charged with Using App to Arrange Sex with Teen

A high school math teacher faces felony charges after police in southern Illinois say he used an anonymous social media app to arrange a sexual encounter with an eighth-grader.

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Munger Stands By Budget Comparison, Dodges “Turnaround Agenda” Question

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger has been talking with the public about the state's growing debt problem, and is answering her critics about how she's describing the issue.

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Sun-Times Owner Now Has Stake in Tribune

The owner of the Chicago Tribune and 10 other newspapers is receiving a $44 million cash infusion from a Chicago investor with a stake in the rival Sun-Times.

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Rauner Wants I-55 Public-Private Partnership

Rauner has announced a project that would add at least one lane to Interstate 55 in each direction between Interstate 355 and Interstate 90/94.

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1 week ago

Decatur’s Police Chief Fired

Chief Brad Sweeney was "terminated."

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1 week ago

City Council Approves Local Tourism Grant — Emergency or Not

The Springfield City Council approved allowing the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau to receive an annual state grant totaling about $800,000.

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1 week ago

Crimestoppers Calls for Help with Armed Robbery

An armed robbery occurring a few weeks ago remains unsolved, and local police are asking for the public's help.

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1 week ago

“Food Rescue” Program Still Works

About 10 years ago the Central Illinois Food Bank started a "food rescue" program.

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1 week ago

Madigan to Fund Education Funding Task Force

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.

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1 week ago

Early Voting Starts in Sangamon County

Early and absentee voting in Sangamon County for the March 15th Primary Election is now officially underway.

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1 week ago

Illinois Businesses Now Must Post Human Trafficking Hotline

A new law is requiring many Illinois businesses to post information about a human trafficking hotline in an attempt to curb what officials call "modern-day slavery."

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Jurors to Deliberate in Former Prosecutor’s Murder Trial

Ex-Adams County assistant state's attorney and all-Big Ten football player Curtis Lovelace has pleaded not guilty in Cory Lovelace's death.

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1 week ago

Medical Marijuana Patients Now Top 4,400

Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 400 more approval letters sent in January.

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1 week ago

Prison Sentence for Man Who Caused Fatal Wal-Mart Accident

He doesn't otherwise have a criminal record, but 31-year-old Antione Willis is going to prison for the better part of 14 years.

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