- Grand jury takes testimony in probe of former US Rep. Schock Updated: May-06-15 7:40 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A federal grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of its probe of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, amid questions about spending that include reports that he accepted private airplane flights from donors and decorated his office in the style of TV's "Downton Abbey."
- University of Illinois postpones building of student union Updated: May-06-15 4:05 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The University of Illinois at Springfield is holding back on the groundbreaking of a new student union because of the state's troubled budget, according to school officials.
- Coroner: Springfield man's body found behind shopping center Updated: May-06-15 10:20 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Officials in Sangamon County have identified a man whose body was found behind a Springfield shopping center.
- Illinois health centers to get $2.1 million in grants Updated: May-06-15 4:34 am
CHICAGO - Federal grants totaling $2.1 million are on the way to community health centers in Chicago, Elgin, Sauget (SAW'-zhay) and Springfield.
- Former Hawaii governor will make $198K under Rauner Updated: May-05-15 6:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's chief operating officer will make an annual salary of $198,000, more than she made running the state of Hawaii.
- Springfield diocese removes pastor accused of abuse Updated: May-05-15 3:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a minor the same year he was ordained has been removed as pastor of four central Illinois parishes.
- Illinois native, event planner to run state fairs Updated: May-04-15 2:41 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A professional event planner who was born on a western Illinois farm and spent years showing livestock at the Illinois State Fair is the next director of the annual agricultural showcase.
- On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral Updated: May-02-15 11:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.
- Former teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault charge Updated: May-02-15 3:28 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A former Springfield school teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student nearly three years ago.
- Meat Loaf cancels appearance at Illinois State Fair Updated: May-02-15 3:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Meat Loaf has cancelled his appearance this summer at the Illinois State Fair just days after it was announced.
- Rauner honors Lincoln legacy at Springfield commemoration Updated: May-02-15 1:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner is honoring Abraham Lincoln at this weekend's commemoration in Springfield of the 150th anniversary of the president's funeral.
- Illinois Senate approves bill on student concussions Updated: May-01-15 10:17 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would require students who suffer a concussion to get a doctor or trainer's permission to return to sports or class.
- Cost at center of battle for control of Lincoln Library Updated: Apr-30-15 6:03 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Two officials fighting for control of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum differed Thursday on how much it costs to operate.
- Ex- Illinois Gov. Walker, who served prison term, dies at 92 Updated: Apr-29-15 8:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Dan Walker, a combative populist who became Illinois governor after condemning Chicago's reaction to Democratic National Convention demonstrations as "a police riot" and later went to prison for bank fraud, died Wednesday. He was 92.
- The Fray, Meat Loaf added to Illinois State Fair lineup Updated: Apr-29-15 8:13 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Pop-rock group The Fray and rocker Meat Loaf have been added to the Illinois State Fair grandstand lineup.
- Correction: Bratwurst Recall story Updated: Apr-27-15 4:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In an April 24 story about a bratwurst recall, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company involved, North Clay Packing Co., is in Springfield, Illinois. The company is in Louisville, Illinois. In addition, the AP, relying on information from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, reported erroneously that the bratwurst was sold in Coles County. The product was sold in Clay County.
- Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads Updated: Apr-26-15 5:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
- Springfield police, residents meet and greet at open house Updated: Apr-25-15 4:34 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - More than 100 Springfield residents got a look at the inner operations of their police department at an open house at the city's police academy.
- Lincoln home visitors boosted economy by nearly $13M in 2014 Updated: Apr-24-15 4:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The National Park Service reports that 218,000 visitors to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in 2014 spent $12.7 million in surrounding communities.
- EXCHANGE: Nonagenarian bowlers still compete in local league Updated: Apr-23-15 8:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At 93, Nick Frasco isn't the oldest member of his Tuesday night bowling team.
- Rauner: Stop 'fair share' fees for non-union teachers Updated: Apr-22-15 6:23 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he wants to banish a requirement that non-union public school teachers pay union fees - the Republican's latest swipe at public sector unions he blames for worsening the state's financial woes.
- Clerks work to comply with voting law before Schock primary Updated: Apr-22-15 11:49 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - County clerks in the congressional district of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say they're scrambling to comply with a new Illinois voting law ahead of a primary election vote to replace him.
- Springfield trails, parks to get bike repair stations Updated: Apr-22-15 5:01 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Cyclists with flats or mechanical hitches will soon be able to rack up their bikes at a series of small repair stations that will dot bike trails and parks around Illinois' capital.
- Correction: Sex Trafficking story Updated: Apr-21-15 3:39 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story April 15 about legislation in the Illinois Senate, The Associated Press erroneously reported the vote on a measure approving additional protections from prosecution for victims of sex trafficking. The vote was 55-0, not 55-9.
- Transportation officials to talk roads in Illinois tour Updated: Apr-21-15 12:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois transportation officials are making stops in multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state's roads.