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Fire Displaces Seven

No injuries reported

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BREAKING: Springfield Fire Department Battling Blaze Downtown

1:35 pm CST….The Springfield Fire Department is currently battling a blaze west of downtown.  Chief Ken Fustin says the fire…

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Dowson Farms Ordered to Pay $5M to Feds

A family farm business had to return federal subsidy payments that the U.S. Department of Agriculture claims they were not entitled to.

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Airport Boasts Improvements

$5.3 M last year, $7.6 M planned this year

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Senators Quiz DCFS

Acting head addresses increase in deaths

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Illinois Times’ Parent Company Purchases Springfield Business Journal

The Springfield Business Journal is changing hands.

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2014 Could Be the Year of Tax Talk in Illinois

Increased income tax automatically expires after this year

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Rural Schools: Don’t Forget Us; Don’t Consolidate Us, Either

Study author is former Greenview superintendent

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Dairyman Praises Moms-to-Farm Program

Educating the household’s decision-makers is worth it

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Illinois Republicans Eye 2014 for gains

Illinois GOP was up 11-8 in U. S. House; now down 12-6

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.