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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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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

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Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

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Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

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Says some provisions need to be changed