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Murder Case Against McCullough Dismissed

The case against Jack McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph of Sycamore has been dismissed.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Tom Delay Sends Support Letter for Hastert Sentencing

Hastert will be sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty last year to breaking banking laws as he sought to pay $3.5 million to a man to ensure he didn't divulge past misconduct by Hastert.


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Springfield Jobs and Jobless Numbers Up

Number of new jobs up by 1900, but the rate is up from March 2015.


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Springfield Man Convicted on Weapons and Drug Charges

Kenneth Neal is accused of pulling a gun on Springfield police who were attempting to execute a search warrant at his residence in January 2015.

Sanguinetti Budget

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House: Abolish “Lite Guv”

Senate will get a second chance to pass this


2 weeks ago

Contraceptives Debated in IL House

A state proposal designed to mirror one of the parts of the federal Affordable Care Act turned into a larger discussion about women's health.

4-22-16 Durbin St Johns Lead

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Durbin Wants More Attention Given to Lead

Durbin proposes $70 billion in programs.


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Stopgap Spending Bill for Higher Education Approved

A $600 million dollar stopgap for state universities and MAP tuition-assistance grants passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly Friday morning.


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Man in Court for Sixth DUI Charge

Authorities say a Danville man with several drunken driving convictions is due in court again next month.

Road May Flood

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FEMA Denies State Assistance Appeal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state's appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from flooding and storms in December and January.

4-22-16 Manar

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Manar Supports School Funding Amendment Proposal

State Senator Andy Manar says a state Constitutional amendment proposed to make school funding more of a responsibility is a good thing.

Langfelder Funeral

2 weeks ago

Budget Impasse Impacts Funeral Assistance

Funeral directors say the current stalemate over Illinois' budget has meant more stress for low-income families who have lost loved ones.


2 weeks ago

Caterpillar Earnings Slide

Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit has met Wall Street's view, even as sales decline across various categories.

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Weight Loss Plan for Wildlife Prairie Park Animals Working

Wildlife Prairie Park is seeing promising results with the weight loss plans it implemented for many of the animals living at the facility outside of Peoria.

4-21-16 MacArthur Blvd Meeting

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Impasse in the Way of MacArthur Blvd. Repairs

Springfield residents have been given the chance to sound off again on what should be done about MacArthur Boulevard.

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Illinois Lake Recreation Areas Closing Due To Budget Impasse

Illinois Department of Natural Resources announces Lake Recreation Areas closing for lack of state funding.


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Frontier League Discusses Possible — But Not Probable — Springfield Return

Could Springfield once again support a professional baseball league? Maybe someday.

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2 weeks ago

IDR: Error Causes Illinois Taxing Districts to Pay Back Misallocation

Hundreds of taxing districts throughout Illinois will have to pay back the Illinois Department of Revenue because of overpayment.


2 weeks ago

Property Tax Freeze, a Key Rauner Reform, Gets House OK

The Illinois House has approved a property-tax freeze — one of the key points on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda.

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