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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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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.

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Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

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A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.

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Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

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Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

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New IL Corrections Director Resigns

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.