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UIS “Leadership Lived” Advertisments Attract New Students

Nearly a year after the University of Illinois Springfield launched its first and only campaign brand, “Leadership Lived” is still going strong.

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Springfield Mayor, Aldermen Spar Over Downtown TIF

A matter of miscommunication? At least one Springfield alderman thinks so and says he is getting frustrated.

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2014 Governor’s Race Has Early Target

The early target in the race for the Republican primary for governor is “the rich guy.”

Quinn Still Pushes Pension Conference Committee

Gov. Pat Quinn wants to keep the pension fire burning by establishing a so-called conference committee if lawmakers don’t pass a plan this Wednesday.

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Flood Impacted Illinoisans Eligible for SNAP

People impacted by spring floods can get help buying groceries.

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Gun Found in Pontiac Correctional Center Walls

Officials say they’ve found a gun inside the walls at Pontiac Correctional Center.

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AG Madigan Wants Even More Time to Review Concealed Carry

Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants another month to decide whether to appeal the concealed carry ruling.

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Man killed in pedestrian vs vehicle accident

A late night accident north of Pana claims the life of a man who was walking down a roadway.

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FEMA Okays Funds For Counties Hit By Floods

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is approving funding for 15 additional counties that battled flood waters in April and May.

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A Merger For Two Regional Offices Of Education

The July 1st deadline is looming for Illinois Regional Offices of Education to consolidate or beeliminated to reduce the number of offices from 44 to 35.

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Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old’s Death

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A Madison County jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding 42-year-old John Holman III guilty.

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North Mac Elementary School Evacuated After Strange Odor was Detected

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No gas or carbon monoxide leaks were detected but a new temperature control system was installed in the building.

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Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

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Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

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Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.