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Grand opening for student union at UIS set for mid-January

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 8:32am
Officials say the student union at the University of Illinois in Springfield will open in January after a $21.7 million construction project

East. St. Louis girls basketball coach faces sex charges

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:37am
A man who coached girls basketball team at a middle school before he was hired to coach a high school girls team in East St. Louis this year has been charged with soliciting a sex act from a 17-year-old girl

State Police hosting 100th anniversary logo contest

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 6:27am
The Illinois State Police is looking for someone to design a logo to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas company

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:06pm
The company that obtained the first fracking permit in Illinois has announced it won't use it, citing market conditions and the state's "burdensome and costly" regulations

Illinois Archives repairs, digitizes World War I maps

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:35am
The state of Illinois has repaired and digitized 57 maps that the Illinois National Guard used during World War I to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war

Today in History

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:02pm
Today in History

Illinois university auditorium makes safety corrections

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:44pm
A report says safety corrections have been made at a University of Illinois Springfield auditorium after one concert patron was hurt and another died from a fall earlier this year

Coroner IDs 2 men found shot dead in Decatur mobile home

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:56am
The Macon County coroner has identified two men found fatally shot in a Decatur mobile home

3 women killed in 2-vehicle southern Illinois crash

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 8:11am
Illinois State Police say three women have been killed in a traffic crash in southern Illinois

Iowa trial set for handler whose dogs died in in hot vehicle

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 7:56am
Trial scheduled for Illinois dog handler accused of leaving 4 animals in a hot vehicle outside Iowa dog show, killing 3

State senator: 27 mystery harassment complaints against state lawmakers

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:16am
State Senate President John Cullerton has dropped Sen. Ira Silverstein from his Democratic leadership team a day after a victim rights advocate launched explosive sexual harassment hearing accusations against Silverstein.

Student entrepreneurs to make pitches in Startup Showcase

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:41am
Budding entrepreneurs will compete for financial investment and in-kind services in the Startup Showcase Friday in Bloomington

Police: 2 men found shot dead in Decatur mobile home

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:44pm
Decatur, Illinois police say a 20-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of two men believed victims of a double homicide

18-year-old dead after vehicle collides with Amtrak train

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:41pm
Authorities say an 18-year-old man was killed when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle near Carbondale

Illinois task force examines adult education

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 2:41pm
An Illinois task force that's studying adult education is brainstorming potential goals and will determine what improvements or problems need to be considered

Ex-ISU president now head of state higher education agency

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:27pm
Former Illinois State University President Al Bowman has been named the new executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education

U of Illinois athletics announces $300M fundraising goal

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 8:46am
The University of Illinois athletic department says it's set the goal of raising $300 million as part of the school's "With Illinois" university-wide fundraising initiative

Vote reveals Springfield police lack confidence in chief

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:54am
The vast majority of Springfield police officers don't have confidence in the chief's ability as a leader

Police seek 2 suspects after U of Illinois menorah damaged

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:30am
University of Illinois police are looking for two male suspects suspected of removing a branch of a menorah outside the Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Rauner, U of I announce technology deal with Tel Aviv school

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:19am
Gov. Bruce Rauner says collaboration between the University of Illinois and Tel Aviv University in Israel will make for groundbreaking technology and engineering initiatives