Springfield Illinois

Illinois State Fair grandstand (photo: IL Department of Agriculture)

Illinois State Fair Grandstand Is Getting Band-Aid

State budget woes prevent roof replacement at this time.


(Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)

Chickens Winging it at Illinois Governor’s Mansion

A flock of eight clucking hens has moved onto Executive Mansion property, laying eggs that are eaten by guests dining at the home in downtown Springfield.


(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Big Same-Sex Rally in Springfield IL

Activists and supporters frustrated that Illinois still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages demanded swift action during a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol, as lawmakers returned to Springfield to deal with several other weighty issues.


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Springfield, IL Man Sentenced in Mother’s Murder

A Springfield man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he was convicted of stabbing his mother to death because he didn’t like the rules she made for the home the pair shared.


Chicago Blackhawks Victory Parade And Rally

Stanley Cup Heading to Illinois Capitol

The Stanley Cup will be in Springfield, Ill., for private events on July 29.


Illinois Capitol

Illinois Ends Fiscal Year $6.1 billion In Red

Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka warned that Illinois’ spring influx in unanticipated tax revenue will be short lived because of the state’s unresolved pension problem.


Lincoln's Tomb

Happy Birthday, Abe Lincoln

It’s the 203rd anniversary of the 16th President’s birth, with celebrations taking place in Illinois, “The Land of Lincoln.”



Illinois Slow To Pay Overdue Bills

Disagreements remain over how to fund payments.



Lawyer:Ex-Springfield Mayor Misspent Money

Tim Davlin took his own life last December.



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