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Late Decatur Mayor McElroy Remembered at Funeral

Late Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy was remembered at his funeral as funny, caring, and as a man who deeply loved the city he's called home most of his life.


Caterpillar Reports Weaker Than Expected Sales

Caterpillar has released weaker-than-expected results for the second quarter.


Poe: Compromise, Please

A lawmaker representing Illinois’ capital city is growing weary of the seemingly never-ending budget wrangling.


Rauner Signs Hate Crimes Legislation

A newly signed bill on hate crimes has gay rights advocates optimistic that their cause will continue to advance under Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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House Hears About LIHEAP Impact

The strategy of weekly “committees of the whole” in the Illinois House is working, says the Speaker.

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Illinois Symphony Orchestra Conductor Wants Out of Contract

Illinois Symphony Orchestra music director Alastair Willis has asked to be released from his contract a year early.


Medical Marijuana Group Formed

The Cannabis Patient Advocacy Coalition says it will seek to remove barriers to care and make sure policymakers hear patients' personal stories.

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Funeral Thursday for Decatur Mayor

Decatur officials are planning to lead a funeral procession in honor of recently deceased Mayor Mike McElroy.


SPD: Shootings Up, Help Solving Them Down

The number of shootings year-to-date in Springfield is much higher than years past.

5-18-15 Springfield School Board

“Matthew Project” Has Big Impact on District 186 Students

A private initiative backed by the Springfield Public Schools has grown significantly in just a few short years.

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500 State Troopers Miss Paychecks; Comptroller Blames Computer Error

About 500 Illinois State Police troopers missed their payday Wednesday.


More Verbal Sparring Over State Budget Situation

Even when calling for compromise in the state budget battle, legislative leaders sound as entrenched as ever.


Rep. Davis Honors Mike McElroy on House Floor

Congressman Rodney Davis is honoring late Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy.

7-22-15 Jquarius Renicks

Man Arrested for Shooting, Possessing Counterfeit Money

A Springfield teenager faces various charges after a shots fired call early Wednesday morning.


Another Shooting Death in Peoria

Peoria Police are investigating what they say is their third homicide in a week.

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Lawmakers Consider “Jim Thome Highway”

A section of highway near Peoria could soon be named after baseball legend and Peoria native Jim Thome.


Hundreds Rally to Save Illinois State Museum

The roughly $4 million line item is threatened as lawmakers and the governor can't come to a budget agreement


Madigan, Durkin React to Blago News

They agree: he gives us plenty to talk about

7-21-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield City Council Votes in Favor of Hunter Lake

The Springfield City Council has voted to move forward with the development of Hunter Lake if a secondary water source were needed for the city.


Blagojevich Attorney, Family, Disappointed in Appellate Ruling

Len Goodman blasted the ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming it ignored problems in the original trial.

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