Applications for rental assistance in Illinois are now being accepted. This is the second round for the up to $25,000 grants and it's estimated the money will help more than 32,000 additional households.

Illinois has two capitol buildings in Springfield. The oldest one dates to 1840 and was used for 36 years before the “new” Capitol building was constructed. A portion of the old capitol has been undergoing some renovation work on the dome and other parts of the roof.

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Students attending Lewis and Clark Community College will be welcomed back to campus on Tuesday. This follows a nearly two-week pause in classes, events, and day-to-day operations after a cybersecurity incident on November 23. Team members will report to campus Monday and everyone else on Tuesday.

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The National Weather Service will be on hand today to see if a tornado touched down in the southern Illinois town of West Frankfort on Sunday night. 

Don’t fall for that online weather hoax. Well-meaning friends and family might share some of this information on social media from so-called weather experts who have their own forecasting pages, but the state’s top weather expert says know your sources before you share it.

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From the percentage of students passing algebra, to the cost per student at a school and district level, parents and taxpayers can now see a variety of metrics on how their school performed in the previous school year with the latest update to the Illinois Report Card.