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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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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