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  • Lincoln’s handwriting found on book about race

    SPRINGFIELD – For years, librarians at a small central Illinois library gossiped that a tattered book lying on one of its shelves justifying racism ma ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Urbana sets rules for marijuana growth, sales

    URBANA — City Council members in Urbana set up rules governing where and how marijuana could be grown and sold in the city.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Illinois researchers help declining turtle species

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it is taking steps to protect the state's alligator snapping turtles.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Gun group wants Peoria firearms ordinance changed

    PEORIA — A gun rights group is taking a close look at a provision in Peoria's firearms ordinance that requires people to provide a thumb print when bu ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Ill. man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing

    DIXON — A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Ruling: SIU-Carbondale owes $1.9M in back pay

    CARBONDALE – An administrative law judge says Southern Illinois University officials in Carbondale bargained in bad faith with unions and owes 1,500 c ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Jury convicts Chicago man in deadly Peoria fire

    PEORIA – Jurors in Peoria have convicted a Chicago man of killing four people when he set an apartment fire in 2010.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Lawmaker pleads to misdemeanor; faced 17 felonies

    CHICAGO – An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 federal bank-fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday t ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Dillard officially resigns from Illinois Senate

    WESTMONT – Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard, who made two attempts at Illinois governor, officially resigned from the Legislature after more than tw ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Illinois doctor's license suspended after charges

    EFFINGHAM — The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has suspended the license of an Illinois doctor charged with illegally di ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • 18 Illinois Air National Guardsmen to return

    PEORIA – Eighteen members of the Illinois Air National Guard Security Forces are returning from a seven-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Pilot makes emergency landing on Illinois roadway

    HARTSBURG – Authorities say a Springfield pilot flying home from a Wisconsin air show made an emergency landing on a highway in Logan County.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:18 am
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