Tim Butler exits a polling station after filling out his ballot as early voting opens across Illinois for the up coming primary elections, at the Sangamon County Building Monday, March 3, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. Early voting opened across Illinois on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Candidate stops right in our backyard

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. (WTHI) – “This is a critical election. The future of Illinois is on the line,” said gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner…

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Palestine schools facing more cuts

Palestine, Ill. (WTHI) We’ve told you about the Illinois public school budget problems in the past. A year later the Palestine Illinois scho…

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I-70 access ramp from I-57 closed

Illinois State Police in Effingham advise the access ramp to Interstate 70 westbound from I-57 northbound is temporarily closed (at tri-leve…

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Primary elections in Illinois

ILLINOIS (WTHI) – The primary election in Illinois is only two weeks away and early voting has started. On Monday Illinois residents were ab…

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No laughing matter

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Is the world missing some funny bones?  A new report says there is a shortage of clowns across the country.  News…