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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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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

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A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.

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Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

Rauner Task Force

Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…

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Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Right to Work Zones

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The drive to dilute union influence in Illinois could hit a snag.

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SNAP Wants Springfield Diocese to Out Pedophile Priests

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The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is accusing the Springfield Catholic Diocese of not being open when it comes to two alleged pedophile priests who spent time in the diocese.

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Gas Still Cheap, But Cost Increases

GAS PUMP

Statewide, the average price is now $2.44.