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Taylorville Prisoners Learn Life Skills Through Home Building

A program the Illinois Department of Corrections runs with Lake Land College is preparing inmates for life outside by teaching them homebuilding skills.

Quinn: July 9 Pension Deadline Stands

A spokeswoman for Gov. Pat Quinn says his July 9 deadline for a legislative committee to come up with a fix for Illinois’ pension crisis stands.

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Egyptian President Ousted in Military Coup

The Egyptian military is announcing it is now in control of Egypt.

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Former Ill. Governor George Ryan Freed

The 79-year-old spent more than five years in prison for corruption, and in January he was moved to home confinement.

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Hope Institute Celebrates Early

It is as American as apple pie….Fourth of July celebrations….so the staff and residents of Hope Institute did just that,…

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A Long Overdue Honor

Four days after he graduated from Lincoln High School in Edwardsville in 1944, DeLoyce McMurray joined the Marines, which were…

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Sherman Chamber of Commerce Ready to Meet For First Time

A newly formed chamber of commerce could help boost the growth of business in Sherman.

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Jefferson Crossing Green-Lighted; Alderman Holds Financial Stake in Anchor Tenant

Springfield aldermen have given developers the green light to build Jefferson Crossing — a multi-acre development that will sit on the northwest corner of Jefferson Street and Veterans Parkway.

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Group Urges Schock to Support Immigration Reform

Two days before Independence Day, a group favoring Senate-passed immigration law demonstrated outside the Springfield office of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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Christian County Investigating 20 Machine Shed Burglaries

The Christian County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a rash of machine shed burglaries that’s taken place over the past two months.

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31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

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Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

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Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

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No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

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Maybe Wednesday

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More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

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Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

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Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

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Corn progress best in years