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Early Saturday Fire Displaces Five

The fire erupted about 3:45 a.m. at 1824 Hastings Road.

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Illinois Roads Suffering Due to Spending on Bridges

The condition of Illinois roads has deteriorated in recent years.

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Fireworks in Rochester Sunday Evening

Springfield area residents can enjoy fireworks ahead of next week’s Fourth of July holiday.

New Law Sets Standards for Sex Offender Evaluators

New standards for who can be a sex offender evaluator will take effect July 1.

Axelrod Believes Voters Don’t Want Two Madigans in Power

The political strategist behind President Barack Obama’s rise to power says Lisa Madigan will have a problem if she runs for governor .

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Madigan Believes Governor Will Make Changes to Conceal Carry Bill

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she expects Governor Pat Quinn will use his amendatory veto power to make changes in the concealed carry bill on his desk.

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League of Illinois Bicyclists Offering A Rule Quiz Online

You can put your knowledge of the rules of the road regarding bicycles to the test. The League of Illinois…

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Illinois Supreme Court Privacy Amendment Goes Into Effect July 1.

In order to protect against identity theft and the disclosure of sensitive information through electronic filing.

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UIS Survey: Some Good, Some Bad

Researchers at U-I-S’ Survey and Research Center hope their inaugural Sangamon County Citizens’ Survey becomes a periodic project.  Doctor Ashley…

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A Man Shot And Killed Early Friday Morning

A man is dead after being shot around 2:00 o’clock early this morning in Springfield.

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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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.