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Southeast Missouri State University is preparing to say goodbye to its biggest-ever graduating class.

A retired southern Illinois couple has claimed the third and final share of last month's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Wisconsin’s embattled Governor says Illinois is a prime example of why he should remain in office.

The Illinois Lottery says the final winner of the record $656 million Mega Million jackpot has come forward.

Illinois firefighters and paramedics will begin getting special training to help people with autism and related disorders.

The judge who presided over the trials of former Governor Rod Blagojevich will speak on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston this Thursday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees are demanding corporate leaders at the paper's parent company, Lee Enterprises, give back their bonuses.

The navy has named a new Virginia-class attack submarine the USS Illinois.

The State Employees Retirement System says many government workers in Illinois are rushing to retire.

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The widow of a southern Illinois sheriff who died last month will serve out the remainder of her late husband's term.

The lawyer for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith says the Chicago democrat plans to return to work in Springfield despite numerous calls for him to step down.

Prison Overcrowding

A panel of experts has told a state legislative committee that Illinois' prisons are bursting at the seams.

Illinois Wesleyan University has suspended the campus's Sigma Pi Chapter for three years following the death of one of its members.

Federal workplace-safety officials are levying a hefty fine against the Gilster Mary-Lee Corporation plant in Steeleville.

An investigation continues into the deaths of two women after their care submerged in Cedar Lake near Carbondale.


Eastern Illinois University has hired Jay Spoonhour as its new head men's basketball coach.

Those traveling to Bald Knob for Easter Sunday services saw a newly restored cross.

A big section of Lambert Airport that had been shut down since a Good Friday tornado a year ago is open again.

Governor Pat Quinn has named a new Leader for the Department of Public Health.

If you thought March in Illinois felt like summer, you’re right. State Climatologist Jim Angel says this month was the warmest March on record for the state.

This week Illinois became the first state to put its lottery games online.  Now the state Senate has voted to expand the offerings.

Illinois State Police are investigating the death of an Army soldier found drowned in his submerged car near a boat ramp at a southeastern Illinois lake.

The Illinois Department of Insurance will offer a free counseling session to Harrisburg residents affected by last month's tornado.

Illinoisans who have unpaid traffic tickets or other bills could be in for a surprise when they get their state income tax refunds.


A bill passed by the Illinois House would require visitors to state parks to pay admission fees.

The Illinois House will convene a special investigating committee to review a federal bribery charge against one of its members.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hire private companies to finish restoration of the Birds Point levee.

A man is jailed on $2 million bond in southern Illinois after being accused of storming an apartment and fatally stabbing one of the occupants.

University of Illinois

University of Illinois President Michael Hogan has resigned after less than two years on the job.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state's appeal for assistance after a deadly tornado and severe storms in southern Illinois.