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Illinois Department of Agriculture

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No New Horse Virus Cases reported in IL

Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say they haven't received any new reports of equine herpes virus which sickened eight horses last week at Bartlett's Sunset Hill Farm.

2-1-16 Butler at School

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State Representative Tim Butler: Legislators Put Burdens On Local Schools

Representative Tim Butler talks about the state legislature putting a lot of burdens on local schools.


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Five Hour Standoff in Girard Ends Peacefully

Police were able to talk man out of house following 5-hour standoff in Girard.


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ISP: Concealed Carry Permit Numbers Down For 2015

The Illinois State Police report numbers for concealed carry permits are down for 2015.


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Springfield Man Dies in Eastern IL Crash

A Springfield man died yesterday afternoon after what appears to be a single-vehicle crash in eastern Illinois.


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Illinoisans Watch Iowa Caucuses

Tonight's Iowa caucuses may kick off presidential voting, but it may not be a make-or-break night for all candidates, according to some political observers in Illinois.

Frank Mautino

1 week ago

Mautino Settling in to Inspector General Job

Imagine being the head of a state agency, sitting in your office, and getting the word that the Illinois auditor general wants to see you.


1 week ago

Research Firm: Illinois Marijuana Market Forecast is Gloomy

A market research company is growing pessimistic about Illinois medical marijuana, telling investors that retail sales could reach just $15.6 million in 2016.

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Peoria Sculptor Donates Work to Riverfront Museum

Peoria sculptor Nita Sunderland has donated part of her personal artwork collection to the Peoria Riverfront Museum.


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Extra Help Rejected for Struggling Southern IL Airport

A southern Illinois airport that has struggled to attract airliners in its nearly 20-year existence has unsuccessfully sought federal financial support in recent years to help bolster its bottom line.


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Former Swansea Mayor Sues Village Over Fire Truck Spending

Ex-Swansea Mayor Jim Rauckman is challenging the village board's decision to meet behind closed doors in late December to discuss his complaint over the purchase.

Wall Street

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Expert: Don’t Worry About Recent Wall Street Slump

The opening of the stock market so far this year has been a little nutty -- so nutty that this is the worst opening of the market in the last 120 years.

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Illinois Volunteers Collect Bottled Water for Flint

Volunteers in Decatur, Illinois, have loaded trucks with bottled water to help residents of Flint, Michigan, where the water is contaminated with lead.


1 week ago

Crash Leaves Part of I-55 Closed Early This Morning

No injuries reported. The driver and her passenger are from Quebec.

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Pork Expo Returns to Springfield After 33-Year Absence

The expo was last held in Springfield in 1983 and has been in Peoria each year since.

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2 weeks ago

Illinois Seeking Sites for Summer Meals Programs

State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith urged school administrators Friday to spread the word about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer food program.

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2 weeks ago

Rauner Names Illinois’ 1st Statewide 911 Administrator

The director of an emergency dispatch system in Chicago’s northwest suburbs has been named to lead Illinois’ new statewide 911…


2 weeks ago

Springfield Man Denied Parole by a Jury

50-year-old Charles E. Bramlett remains in Big Muddy Correctional Center.

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Springfield 233rd MP Unit Deploys to Afghanistan

The group is training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before leaving for Afghanistan, with return to Illinois expected before the end of 2016.

Student Testing

2 weeks ago

Students Purposefully Left Out of Some State Tests

Some Illinois students are being left out of certain state exams under a new practice that gives school administrators flexibility to filter testing rosters.

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