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Illinois Agency Ready for Surge in Calls on Abuse

The Illinois Department on Aging says it can handle an expected increase in hotline calls about alleged abuse of disabled…

Durbin Wants More Police Departments to Trace Guns

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants Illinois police departments to use a federal firearms tracing system that can tell investigators the…

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Legacy Pointe Outlet Mall Project Moving Forward

Plans are moving forward on the future Outlets at Springfield development. Construction on the 80 plus retail stores will begin…

MacFarland – Minority Should Be Amongst Finalist For Superintendent

District 186 and the search firm they hired to select the next superintendent is ramping up their efforts to to…

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Daley: Quinn Should Hold 24/7 Pension Talks

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to bring the state’s legislative leaders together for around-the-clock talks to resolve the state’s $97 billion pension shortfall.

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Stanley Cup Returns to Springfield

The Stanley Cup is returning to Springfield — the public will have a chance to view it, but it will be tight.

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Rt. 104 Rail Crossing Near Kincaid to Reopen

A long dormant railroad crossing on state route 104 near Kincaid will soon reopen.

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Quinn Signs Medicaid Expansion into Law

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill expanding Medicaid to cover low-income Illinois adults who don’t have children at home.

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Let’s Talk DIRT — Sangamon Co. Squad Wants Community Involvement

It’s notched some wins and now the re-formed DIRT Team wants to brag a little.

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Gov Touts New Student-to-Work Program

The governor is touting an effort to get people to learn the trades involved in road construction.  It’s called the…

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Human Remains in Rochester Identified

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The Sangamon County Coroner's Office has identified the female remains found in Rochester on July 19th.

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Police Arrest 5 in Shooting, Crash at Dirksen & South Grand

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Police have arrested five people in connection with a shooting turned high speed chase turned crash late Tuesday night.

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More Money Toward City Pensions? Not So Fast, Say Budgeteers

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Some Springfield aldermen want to take a budget windfall and put it toward police and fire pensions, but city budgeteers are advising against it at the moment.

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Springfield Police Seek Tips on East Side Armed Robbery

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Springfield Police are looking for help solving an armed robbery at an east side bar.

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One School District Taking Advantage of New Safety App

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School officials and first responders will soon be able to use a state-of-the-art tool to respond to emergencies