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SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Bicentennial will be on full display this weekend - for free. The Illinois State Museum will participate in the Illinois Office of Tourism's Doors Open Illinois program. Admission will be free on Aug. 11-12 for the new exhibition "Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection."

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  - Springfield is hosting as many as 30,000 motorcyclists this week for the 41st National Bikers Roundup.

A planned visit to Springfield, Illinois, later this month by former Vice President Joe Biden is proving to be a bigger attraction than expected.

Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner are officially reopening the Illinois Governor's Mansion after a more than two-year renovation.

A historic Illinois mansion built in the late 1800s has been sold for $505,000.

The Springfield City Council has defeated an effort to keep homeless people from spending nights outside the Springfield Public Library.

Officials say crews will be working to repair a section of Interstate 55 in central Illinois where the roadway buckled in the recent high temperatures. 

His name was Devon McClyde, and he was 16 years old when he was caught in the crossfire of an argument while playing basketball one evening in a local park in Danville on June 8, 2016.

He died three days later – the victim of another gun crime in Central Illinois.

 


An Indiana couple has donated two Civil War documents signed by Abraham Lincoln to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's traveling to Germany and Poland next week to try to draw more companies to Illinois.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is preparing to unveil a new exhibit on four U.S. presidents with ties to Illinois.

A Southern Illinois University official says the school is considering having a satellite office for its law school in downtown Springfield or Edwardsville.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen a former federal prosecutor and assistant state inspector general to be Illinois' next executive inspector general.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a Medicaid funding plan that changes the way hospitals are reimbursed for treating low-income patients.

There's a new plaque at the state capitol in Springfield commemorating President Barack Obama's 2016 speech to lawmakers in the Illinois House.

The mayor of Springfield says he's lobbying Illinois legislators to let the city annex the State Fairgrounds and use some city sales tax revenue generated there to repair several of its buildings.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to change the climate for women in Illinois prisons.

Four central Illinois communities will share more than $400,000 in federal housing money to help families with job-training, education and more. 

The University of Illinois Springfield is opening its first student union.

Another building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds is in need of emergency repairs in order to avoid a potential roof collapse.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he will recommend that the school freeze its base tuition for incoming, in-state freshmen for a fourth consecutive year.

A federal judge has ordered the city of Springfield to pay more than $330,000 to civil rights attorneys who represented two panhandlers in the legal fight over anti-panhandling laws in the city.

A nearly $2 billion high-speed Amtrak rail project in Illinois is in its final phase of construction.

A new $3.7 million train station has opened in southern Illinois.

More than 200 young trees have been planted over the last three years at the Springfield, Illinois, fairgrounds as part of a four-year donation program.

Authorities are letting people back inside the Illinois State Capitol after a bomb threat forced the building to be evacuated. 

More than a dozen groups and lawmakers who oppose abortion have filed a lawsuit challenging a new law providing taxpayer-funded abortions.

School officials statewide are reporting that districts are having a hard time filling teaching positions. 

U of I Prepared in Case of Future Budget Crisis

Nov 3, 2017

The Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says the campus is implementing a financial and budget plan that can sustain a budget crisis.

Illinois Lawmakers to Combat Sexual Harassment

Oct 24, 2017

Illinois lawmakers will consider a measure that mandates legislators, their staff, and lobbyists complete yearly sexual harassment training.

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