Springfield Illinois

Illinois Fighting Illini players celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating the Baylor Bears 62-54 in the championship game of the 2014 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on November 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Springfield to Host Five Illini Games

State Farm Center renovations won’t be ready for first month of basketball season


circa 1860:  American statesman Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th president of the United States of America from 1861 to 1865.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Abe Lincoln Selfie Contest Launches

You have until February 2 to submit a Lincoln-themed snapshot



Springfield Firefighter Arrested for Wielding Gun

Carried shotgun into a home and threatened residents


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.


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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.”



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