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42 min ago | Door Reminder
Gas prices drop slightly as summer nears end Decline expected to continue Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1s4cojt A motorist puts fuel in his car's gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill., in June. File/AP FILE - In this June 11, 2013, file photo, a motorist puts fuel in his car's gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill.
4 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield
A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body after his 1865 funeral in Springfield is set to be restored, state officials said. Illinois bid documents show up to $300,000 in repairs and waterproofing are planned at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
5 hrs ago | TVSPY
As our sister site TVNewser reported , former WTXF anchor Sheinelle Jones has been named news anchor of NBC's weekend Today Show starting October 4. Deborah Turness described Jones as "an experienced journalist, a fantastic reporter and a dynamic interviewer who will bring so much to Weekend TODAY and the entire NBC News team." In March , Jones told viewers she was leaving Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF to be with her kids.
9 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield
Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Intermediate School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak. "There are unconfirmed reports of over 400 parts per million of CO inside the school, [there are also] unconfirmed reports they've found the source," said Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin, whose department is assisting.
13 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News
Acting Secretary Erica Borggren announced today an opportunity for students to learn different aspects of engineering through the Engineering Explorer Post 6 program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation .
In this April 16, 2012 file photo, an Illinois Department of Revenue employee offers assistance to income tax payers at the Illinois Department of Revenue in Springfield, Ill. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday, Sept.
Baggage handlers unload an American Eagle jet on March 12, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. Regional airlines are facing a stormy future with declining revenue and rising costs, even as the major carriers grow.
A 59-year-old homeless man recently pleaded guilty to setting fire earlier this year to an elevator at the iconic, art deco Elgin Tower Building. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.
Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows. Illinois still employs 173 hired improperly Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.
May 16, 1976: An estimated 10,000 marchers descended on the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill., to demonstrate for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. In the 1970s, arguments against the Equal Rights Amendment were that a husband would no longer be able to support his wife, that it would cause rampant abortion, that women would have to fight in combat, that it would invade privacy, that it would cause same-sex marriage and that it would bring about unisex bathrooms.
State Representative Ron Sandack has been awarded the "Guardian of Small Business" award by the National Federation of Independent Business/Illinois . The award is issued every other year, and is based on key small business votes taken in the Illinois General Assembly.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday.
Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict. Dad Accused of Killing Kids was Ex-Con Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict.
Christie joined Quinn's Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, at a couple of private events before hitting a bar-restaurant near the Old State Capitol Wednesday. "Absolutely, we'll try to take jobs away from Illinois, and Rauner will try to take jobs away from New Jersey," Christie said.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:48 pm
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