Springfield

Regina Davis is seen at a news conference in this screen grab from September 2009 video. (CBS)

Former Top Cop Of Country Club Hills Indicted On Fraud Charges

U.S. prosecutors in Springfield announced the indictment of Regina Evans on Friday. She’s charged with mail fraud and money laundering.

04/20/2012

Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), who has been indicted on charges of accepting a $7,000 bribe, sits in his seat on the Illinois House floor on April 17, 2012, his first time attending session in Springfield since his arrest. (Credit: Dave McKinney, Chicago Sun-Times)

Indicted Rep. Smith Visits Capitol For First Time Since Arrest

On a day when Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent was honored in the Illinois House, it seems the only person reporters wanted to talk to was indicted Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Chicago Workers Protest Gov. Walker’s Speech In Springfield

Dozens of Chicago union workers boarded buses to Springfield Tuesday morning, where they joined about 3,000 other workers protesting today’s speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Public Universities Begin Push For State Funding For Next Year

State university officials have begun their annual trek to Springfield, testifying before panels of House and Senate lawmakers about what their financial needs will be for the upcoming fiscal year.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

Viagra (file; CBS)

Lawmaker: Men Who Want Viagra Should Have To Watch Graphic ‘Side-Effects’ Video

The proposal is one female legislator’s reaction to legislation that would encourage women to get an ultrasound before ending a pregnancy.

03/02/2012

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (John Muchow/www.presidentlincoln.org)

‘Big 3′ Lincoln Documents Displayed At Museum For Birthday

Lincoln history buffs are in for a birthday treat this weekend.

02/08/2012

Herbs

Green Thumbs, Successsful Businesses On Display At Conference

A downstate woman has turned a hobby into the sweet smell of success.

WBBM Newsradio–01/18/2012

Benedictine University in west suburban Lisle (Credit: CBS)

Benedictine University Eyes Arizona Campus

While the west suburban Lisle institution has no plans to leave town, a proposal up for approval this week could result in the private Catholic nonprofit school establishing a campus in Mesa, Ariz.

01/07/2012

The headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation rises above the trees on the company's corporate campus in Hoffman Estates. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Illinois House Approves Tax Breaks For Sears, CME

The Illinois House has approved a package of tax breaks designed to keep retail giant Sears and the Chicago-based financial exchanges

12/12/2011

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (John Muchow/www.presidentlincoln.org)

Lincoln Museum To Display Signed Copy Of 13th Amendment

A Chicago conservation company that restored Illinois’ rare copy of the 13th Amendment signed by President Lincoln is turning it back over to the state.

12/08/2011

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Investigators: Hackers Didn’t Cause Springfield Water Pump Failure

A federal probe finds no evidence that foreign hackers infiltrated computers controlling a downstate water plant.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

(CBS)

Was Springfield Water Pump Failure A Cyber Attack?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating the failure of a water pump in Springfield as a possible cyber attack.

11/18/2011

Someone stole a copper sword from this statue atop Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: Alex Degman, WBBM)

Thieves Steal Copper Sword From Lincoln’s Tomb

Copper thieves struck the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln sometime within the last few weeks, and a state lawmaker says his measure will make such crimes harder to commit.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Emanuel Gets Split Decision On Springfield Agenda

It was a “split decision” in the state capitol for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the General Assembly’s veto session.

CBS 2–11/10/2011

ComEd Voltage Sign (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Override Quinn’s Veto Of ‘Smart Grid’ Legislation

Overriding a veto from Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois lawmakers have given power companies in Illinois authority to raise rates every year for the next decade to pay for modernizing the state’s power grid.

10/26/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Students To Rally At Capitol To Oppose Tax Break For Sears

Staff, parents and students from School District 300 in the northwestern suburbs were headed to Springfield on Monday to tell lawmakers they oppose extending existing tax incentives to keep Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Extols Virtues Of Bipartisanship

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is trying to give a lesson on working across the aisle.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2011

Stock Photo (Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images)

Catholic Charities Seeks Stay Of Adoption Ruling

Attorneys for Catholic Charities are asking an appellate court to stay a ruling that allows Illinois to stop working with the groups on adoptions and foster-care placements.

10/08/2011

Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fair Kicks Off In Springfield

The carnival rides, the greasy food and the agriculture exhibits are all ready as the Illinois State Fair opens in Springfield.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

Abraham Lincoln

College Student Discovers Legal Documents Written By Lincoln

A college student from Gurnee has quite a story to tell about what he is doing over his summer vacation.

WBBM Newsradio–06/16/2011

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