Portrait of American President Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), the sixteenth President of the United States, dressed in a suit and bow tie, April 9, 1865. Five days after this portrait was taken President Lincoln was assassinated  by John Wilkes Booth while attending a performance of 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theater. (Photo: Alexander Gardner/Getty Images)

Archaeologists in Bloomington Discover a Bit of Local History Tied to Honest Abe

An archaeological dig in Bloomington has uncovered part of a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln once worked.


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Former ISU President Charged with Misdemeanor

The ex-president of Illinois State University is facing a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for an altercation with another former employee.



Illinois Republicans Agree: No Extension on Income Tax Hike

The hike is due to expire at the end of next year. Without it, the state will lose about $5 billion in revenue each year.


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Bloomington Asks Residents to Conserve Water

Bloomington residents are being asked to conserve water because of an ongoing drought.


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Ill. Lawmaker Calls For Elimination of State Board of Education

“Why not go to the state board and the state superintendent’s office and say, quite frankly, with (local) superintendents and regional offices of education, we don’t need you”


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Authors Write About Route Between St. Louis, Chicago

The book makes note of the sights and history, milepost by milepost, of Interstate 55 between two of the Midwest’s largest cities.


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Illinois Inches Closer To Same-Sex Marriage Legalization

While the bill passed along party lines, even one of the “no” voters says people had better get ready for a different world.


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Ill. Woman Rescued After Building Collapse

The 22-year-old was working in an adjacent building Monday evening.


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Northern Illinois Farmer Wins Top Farming Prize

Ken Greene said farmers can’t get much accomplished on their own, which is why it’s hard for him to accept individual recognition for the work he has done.


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Two Injured In Illinois Gun Show Shooting

An attendee at the ECA Gun and Knife Show was laying a semi-automatic rifle on a vendor table Saturday when the gun went off.



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