Early Voting Numbers Rise

Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-tem election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit.   The latest confirmed total is 437,536 early votes, exceeding the 380,883 from the last mid-term in 2010.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Honor Wegi Stewart

DECATUR – The Girl Scouts of Central Illinois held their Annual Diamonds & Desserts event at the Country Club of Decatur last night. Every year, one woman from the community is honored for her dedication and commitment as a leader in the communi

Fighting Illini to play 5 men's basketball "home" games in Springfield

The University of Illinois men’s basketball team will make their home away from home in the state’s capital to start the 2015-2016 season as the State Farm Center continues its renovation process...

Governor Quinn Breaks Ground for Student Success Center at Richland

DECATUR – Governor Pat Quinn was joined by Richland Community College officials and students to break ground on the new Student Success Center and North Wing Addition. “Our community colleges are vital to producing a well-educated workforce an

City, Great Lakes, fire up dredge for 1st time Thursday

The 6 year dredging project in Lake Decatur is off and drilling...

Central Illinois Trick-or-Treat Hours

Trick or Treating hours for towns & cities across Central Illinois

Boys death ruled accidental

The death of a 3 year old Decatur boy last month has been ruled an accident by a coroner’s jury...

School Funding Formula Hearing Set for Nov. 18

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of a key House education committee says a hearing on a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula is scheduled for Nov. 18. Democratic Rep. Will Davis chairs the Illinois House Elementary and Secondary Ed

Comptroller Candidate Sheila Simon wants to make discussed reforms a reality

llinois comptroller candidate Sheila Simon is talking about reform...

Bloomington woman receives sentencing date for Decatur pipe bomb incident

A Bloomington woman who was found guilty of placing a pipe bomb in a mailbox in Decatur last August now knows her sentencing date....

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Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) -- They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch....
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola....
Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends....
APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....
Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues
DENVER (AP) -- As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds....

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