Springfield, Illinois

U.S. News
An Illinois meteorologist has been off the air since telling viewers the ominous warning was a "corporate initiative" that "many of us have tried to dissuade."
Entertainment
The R&B singer, who's been charged with criminal sexual assault, performed early Sunday at a club in Springfield, Illinois.
Queer Voices
This week I talked with LGBTQ ally Jennifer Camille Lee, founder and co-leader of Action Illinois a progressive advocacy
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"If protesting solved problems, Illinois wouldn't have any problems."
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We, the people, have the power to fix the governing crisis in Illinois. All of us who care about achieving true democracy should resolve to get informed and get more involved in our public life.
Chicago
It's true. Springfield has a drunk driving problem. The city was third in the state for DUI arrests in 2014. Although they make fewer arrests than Chicago police, the Springfield DUI arrest rate per officer is much higher.
Chicago
Five years ago, on September 15, 2010, a group of mothers began a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The mothers took this action only after trying unsuccessfully for years to get a library for their kids' school.
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The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois' 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations.
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Illinois lawmakers are back to the drawing board when it comes to figuring out a balanced budget for the state.
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Social studies teachers at Chicago's Darwin Elementary School probably had a blast last month preparing their seventh and eighth-grade students for the state-mandated constitution test. Let's face it. In this town, test prep material practically writes itself.
Travel
The small town of Springfield, Illinois is gearing up for a global event. April 15 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, and local community leaders are busy preparing to reenact the historic procession in his adopted home state of Illinois.
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As I look back, bleeding as I was, if RCH was not the 'go to' place for us SouthSiders who grew up and lived in the 'wild
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The subject of political corruption is nothing new to Illinois, but the recent accusations of patronage against House Speaker
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Last week Governor Pat Quinn fulfilled his threat to lawmakers that if they did not come up with a proposed solution to the
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While many people relaxed in celebration of the 4th of July holiday, Illinois was buzzing from the recent release of former Governor George Ryan, Bill Daley's endorsement from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Quinn's partial veto of a concealed carry firearms bill.
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I took their triumph as a sign of hope for Chicago and the state of Illinois that improvement in an organization, whether it is a hockey team or a government, is possible.
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Starting with the seemingly-endless battle of pension reform in Springfield, to our crumbling public school systems in Chicago; no one can deny that this week in Illinois was brimming with some pretty intriguing sound bites.
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If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would surely deliver "The Springfield Address" that goes something like this.
Crime
In only the first four months of 2012, almost 300 rapes and four serial rapists have been reported in Detroit, and a 2011
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One alderman at the time, perhaps jokingly, suggested turning the matter over to a collection agency. Last spring, Edwards