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  • Bags of HopeBags of Hope

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  • CIRA cancels flights due to Atlanta airport power outageCIRA cancels flights due to Atlanta airport power outage

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  • Anti-social: BN teens, teachers talk about blocking cyber bullyingAnti-social: BN teens, teachers talk about blocking cyber bullying

    NORMAL — Gone are the days when bullying was confined to school hallways and playgrounds. Today, children are constantly connected through a web of social media that follows them home, making bullies inescapable.

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  • PFOP: In 1955, downtown Bloomington 'dressed in holiday style'PFOP: In 1955, downtown Bloomington 'dressed in holiday style'

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  • Goodfellow Fund donors 12/17/17Goodfellow Fund donors 12/17/17

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  • ISU board OKs bonds for Cardinal CourtISU board OKs bonds for Cardinal Court

    NORMAL — The Illinois State University board of trustees issued $60 million in bonds Saturday to refinance debt and acquire the Cardinal Court housing complex, with an eye toward savings related to proposed changes in federal tax law.

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  • Local groups fund party, gifts for unemployed familiesLocal groups fund party, gifts for unemployed families

    BLOOMINGTON — Hundreds of children blew off some holiday steam while parents took a moment to relax on Saturday at the 35th annual Children’s Christmas Party for Unemployed Families.

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  • Challenges follow defendants who serve as own lawyersChallenges follow defendants who serve as own lawyers

    BLOOMINGTON — Jeffrey Martin spent most of last Tuesday afternoon sitting cross-legged on the floor of a darkened McLean County courtroom, asking questions of a witness who had accused him of aggravated battery.

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  • Job well done: ISU graduates ready for future, holiday leisureJob well done: ISU graduates ready for future, holiday leisure

    NORMAL — Christmas came early to more than 1,000 hard-working Illinois State University graduates through the gift of a college degree.

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  • Bicentennial: Peoria settlement sacked, burned during War of 1812Bicentennial: Peoria settlement sacked, burned during War of 1812

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  • Robert RinkenbergerRobert Rinkenberger

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  • Kenneth D. LindleyKenneth D. Lindley

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  • William J. RadaWilliam J. Rada

    William J. "Bill" Rada, 57, of Normal, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 13, 2017) from a fall.

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  • Lewis E. MarchLewis E. March

    Lewis E. “Lew” March, 80, of Eureka, passed away 9:40 a.m. Friday (Dec. 15, 2017) at his home.

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  • Glenwood boys basketball tops Rochester - The State Journal-RegisterGlenwood boys basketball tops Rochester - The State Journal-Register

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  • Nearly 50 tow truck drivers in Springfield to honor fallen tow brotherNearly 50 tow truck drivers in Springfield to honor fallen tow brother

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Nearly 50 tow truck drivers in Springfield on Saturday.   

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  • Police make arrest in attack of 70-year-oldPolice make arrest in attack of 70-year-old

    Officers identified the suspect as 27-year-old Andrew J. Brady. United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Brady on a warrant for aggravated battery in Decatur around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Springfield News / 1 d. 19 h. 48 min. ago
  • University of Illinois students dial up the Christmas cheerUniversity of Illinois students dial up the Christmas cheer

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) — When that hotline bling, that can only mean one thing for Jason Bilas — it’s time to sing another Christmas carol.

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  • Charleston Police looking for two men who robbed a pharmacy at gun pointCharleston Police looking for two men who robbed a pharmacy at gun point

    Charleston, Ill. (WAND)- The Charleston Police Department is looking for two men who robbed Well Creek Pharmacy.

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  • Time is running outTime is running out

    Saturday's the next mailing deadline to assure Christmas delivery to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses. United States Postal Service Springfield spokeswoman Sue Litterly says there are other deadlines for the holiday season.

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  • Divorce and PetsDivorce and Pets

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  • Final day to enroll in Affordable Care Act health insuranceFinal day to enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance

    ILLINOIS (WAND) - Today is the final day to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. 

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  • Car fire causes minor damage to homeCar fire causes minor damage to home

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A fire left a Champaign car heavily damaged on Friday morning. 

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  • UAW Local 751 donates to area shelters, food banksUAW Local 751 donates to area shelters, food banks

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The men and women of UAW Local 751 dropped of food donations to area homeless shelters and food distribution centers Friday. 

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  • Veterans celebrate holidays togetherVeterans celebrate holidays together

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  • Decatur man found guilty of torturing, raping womanDecatur man found guilty of torturing, raping woman

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A jury found Demariel T. Cunningham guilty of raping and torturing a woman in April.  

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    URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A second student from the University of Illinois has been accused of damaging the menorah at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life on campus in October was formally charged. .

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  • Argenta-Oreana High School improvements underwayArgenta-Oreana High School improvements underway

    ARGENTA, Ill. (WAND) – Upgrades to Argenta-Oreana High School are finally underway. 

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  • Movie theaters brace for Star Wars rushMovie theaters brace for Star Wars rush

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — The Force is strong with fans enduring long lines in frigid winter temperatures — just to see a movie about a galaxy far, far away at a theater just down the street.

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  • Letter: Playing with fire - The State Journal-RegisterLetter: Playing with fire - The State Journal-Register

    Letter: Playing with fireThe State Journal-RegisterAs the special counsel work of Robert Mueller moves closer to the Oval Office, we are hearing a drumbeat from some who seem intent on undermining his work. Every possible flaw of Mueller is being exploited to “prove” he's a “fraud” and his work an anti ...and more »

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  • Illinois Has Worst Pension Burden In America - Patch.comIllinois Has Worst Pension Burden In America - Patch.com

    Patch.comIllinois Has Worst Pension Burden In AmericaPatch.comIt's good to be the best at something. Unless that something is wracking up pension debt. The latest pension report by Fitch Ratings reveals Illinois has the largest pension burden of all 50 states, putting the debt at $151.5 billion. The credit rating ...

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  • Keeping an eye on cops - City seeks to disable recording gearKeeping an eye on cops - City seeks to disable recording gear

    Keeping an eye on cops - City seeks to disable recording gear Lost in a brouhaha over recording equipment that can’t be turned off in Springfield police interview rooms is a fairly basic question.What advantage is there to having a recording system that can be...

    Illinois Times / 3 d. 21 h. 3 min. ago
  • Kathleen Parker: Women's rage unleashed - The State Journal-RegisterKathleen Parker: Women's rage unleashed - The State Journal-Register

    The State Journal-RegisterKathleen Parker: Women's rage unleashedThe State Journal-RegisterThe ball got rolling in 2016 when former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright quipped that there was a “special place in hell for women who don't help each other.” At the time, she was introducing Hillary Clinton at a New Hampshire campaign event ...and more »

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  • Police: Man attacked, then found on streetPolice: Man attacked, then found on street

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. A man is in hospital care after police say they found him down on a Springfield street.

    Springfield News / 5 d. 1 h. 21 min. ago
  • New Mother Jones marker dedicated at I-55 rest areaNew Mother Jones marker dedicated at I-55 rest area

    A variety of dignitaries on Monday dedicated a new historical marker for famed union activist Mother Jones and coal-miners' union movement at the southbound Interstate 55 Coalfield rest area south of Springfield, Illinois. In addition, Ireland's consul general to Chicago and the Midwest participated in a wreath-laying ceremony that day at the Mother Jones Monument , just off Route 66 in Union Miners Cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois.

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  • Man's body reportedly found in Springfield - Belleville News-DemocratMan's body reportedly found in Springfield - Belleville News-Democrat

    Belleville News-DemocratMan's body reportedly found in SpringfieldBelleville News-DemocratWICS Channel 20 reported that police blocked South 12th Street at Melrose, and a witness said a man's body was found. The man reportedly had blunt-force trauma to his head. The site is less than 2 miles south of the Old State Capitol and the Lincoln ...70-year-old Springfield man attacked, seriously injuredThe State Journal-Registerall 6 news articles »

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  • Don Polson: Utopianism, partner of despotismDon Polson: Utopianism, partner of despotism

    The inherent and historic conflict, an existential struggle, between the individual and the state has always been with us-only more intensely so over the last 100 years since the rise of the Marxist/Leninist movement of international Communism.

    Springfield News / 5 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago
  • Past: Shred-gate. Present: Secret Recording-gate?Past: Shred-gate. Present: Secret Recording-gate?

    The police union in Springfield - already unhappy with the leadership of Chief Kenny Winslow - is in no mood to give the city a pass over a recording system in the interrogation rooms that was going 24-7 without informing anyone. The city's inspector general last week said the recordings are now under lock and key and suggested no harm may have been done, and Mayor Langfelder praised the chief for his quick response.

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  • Illinoisans Mistakenly Told Obamacare Not Available To Them - Patch.comIllinoisans Mistakenly Told Obamacare Not Available To Them - Patch.com

    Patch.comIllinoisans Mistakenly Told Obamacare Not Available To ThemPatch.comConsumer advocates on Monday reported that some Illinois residents who tried to sign up at HealthCare.gov erroneously got a message telling them they are likely eligible to buy a health plan, "but none are available to you in your area." That's not ...and more »

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  • Former Springfield newspaper publisher diesFormer Springfield newspaper publisher dies

    Jack Clarke, the longtime publisher of The State Journal-Register and its predecessors until he retired in 1996, has died. He was 83. Clarke born in Mattoon and grew up in Springfield and Chicago.

    Springfield News / 6 d. 10 h. 34 min. ago
  • Casie Milner Named 2017 ALMH Employee of the YearCasie Milner Named 2017 ALMH Employee of the Year

    ALMH Emergency Room Nurse Casie Milner of Springfield, Illinois has been named the 2017 Employee of the Year at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

    Springfield News / 6 d. 12 h. 49 min. ago
  • 'I'm not in charge': Illinois governor's words may haunt bid'I'm not in charge': Illinois governor's words may haunt bid

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner raised eyebrows, then questions about whether he misspoke after he declared "I am not in charge" of the state. The Republican, who's seeking his second term in 2018, made the unusual declaration last week, telling reporters he's "trying to get to be" in charge of Illinois but has been blocked by his political nemesis, longtime Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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  • Durbin pushes ACA sign-upDurbin pushes ACA sign-up

    To U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin , the Affordable Care Act and the Republicans' tax overhaul are now linked. Durbin, promoting ACA sign-ups in Springfield, says removing the individual mandate will mean fewer insured, thus fewer subsidies.

    Springfield News / 7 d. 2 h. 30 min. ago
  • Springfield's Frank Lloyd Wright house open late in DecemberSpringfield's Frank Lloyd Wright house open late in December

    Christmas at the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield means decorating with floral designs using native plants and earth tones. The house will stay open until 8 p.m. for Wednesday night downtown holiday walks in December.

    Springfield News / 7 d. 11 h. 23 min. ago
  • Tree replacement plan at Illinois fairgrounds continuesTree replacement plan at Illinois fairgrounds continues

    More than 200 young trees have been planted over the last three years at the Springfield, Illinois, fairgrounds as part of a four-year donation program. The replacement program began after hundreds of fairgrounds trees were lost to emerald ash borer infestations, age and storms.

    Springfield News / 7 d. 11 h. 23 min. ago
  • Car crashes into Rosati's Pizza - The State Journal-RegisterCar crashes into Rosati's Pizza - The State Journal-Register

    Car crashes into Rosati's PizzaThe State Journal-RegisterNo one was injured Friday when a man crashed a car into the front of Rosati's Pizza at 2934 S. Sixth St. The car knocked out the front plate glass windows and ended up inside the restaurant where it hit free-standing, non-structural, wall. The incident ...and more »

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  • Artists in motion - A blurry group show in Springfield, a sharply focused photography exhibit in Jacksonville and a significant farewellArtists in motion - A blurry group show in Springfield, a sharply focused photography exhibit in Jacksonville and a significant farewell

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  • City officials sued over coal contract - Lawsuit says CWLP overpaying for fuelCity officials sued over coal contract - Lawsuit says CWLP overpaying for fuel

    City officials sued over coal contract - Lawsuit says CWLP overpaying for fuel  A Springfield couple is suing Mayor Jim Langfelder, corporation counsel Jim Zerkle and two City Water, Light and Power officials, saying they wrongly convinced the city council to approve a 2016...

    Illinois Times / 10 d. 21 h. 1 min. ago
  • Persistent resistance - Area protests mounted against Senate tax bill, Net Neutrality votePersistent resistance - Area protests mounted against Senate tax bill, Net Neutrality vote

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    Illinois Times / 10 d. 21 h. 2 min. ago
  • Money for nothing - Developers pay, but roads not fixedMoney for nothing - Developers pay, but roads not fixed

    Money for nothing - Developers pay, but roads not fixed  The city of Springfield has secured nearly $2.9 million from developers to pay for road improvements, but most of the money hasn’t been spent.Just two of 10 road projects for which the city ha...

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  • Payback time - Mayor suggests TIF loans, not grantsPayback time - Mayor suggests TIF loans, not grants

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  • Tune in now, comrade - Liberal couple broadcasts nationwideTune in now, comrade - Liberal couple broadcasts nationwide

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  • A miracle cure - Inmate rises from hospital bedA miracle cure - Inmate rises from hospital bed

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  • Innocence Project receives grant for DNA testingInnocence Project receives grant for DNA testing

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    Can I see your papers? No! - ALPLM ends interlibrary loans A copy of A Survey Of The Ishams In England And America: Eight Hundred And Fifty Years of History and Genealogy is in the wind.Published in 1938, the 672-page tome that traces the ancestry of the Isha...

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    Illinois Times / 38 d. 18 h. 3 min. ago
  • The little museum that couldThe little museum that could

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