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Houston, Other Central Illinois Mayors Discuss High Speed Rail

Those who support railroads are talking up their benefits to Illinois.

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Relief from High Gas Prices Next Week?

We might get relief from high gas prices next week.

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Woman Allegedly Beaten After Refusing Sex

A woman’s refusal to have sex with an attacker landed her in the hospital.

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Blood Center Breaks Ground on 10th Street

$7 million worth of dirt has been turned as staff of the Central Illinois Community Blood Center broke ground on a new facility.

School Exec Connect to Find Distirct 186 Super for $21k

It will cost Springfield School District 186 at least $21,000 to find the next superintendent. The base cost for School…

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DIRT Task Force Having Success in Sangamon County

Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell is touting the success of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Drug Interdiction Response Team (DIRT).…

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Schock: NSA Leak is Treasonous

Is the National Security Agency leaker a villain or a hero?

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Crops Continue Making Progress

It’s getting dry enough to be in the fields. Because of the moisture still in the soil, the USDA’s state statistician for Illinois says only the second half of the week was ‚Äúsuitable for fieldwork.”

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DOC Deputy Director Resigns

The deputy director of the southern district of the state corrections department has quit amid allegations of sexual harassment. Ty…

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Hyvee Construction Getting Underway

In two weeks Hyvee, the Macarthur Boulevard Association and Springfield elected officials will be breaking ground at the future site of Springfield’s HyVee store… nearly two years after the project was announced.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

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Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

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The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.

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Springfield PD Plans Sunday Saturation Patrols

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Drinking and driving in Springfield is a bad idea every weekend, but it'll be especially bad this weekend as area agencies prepare for Super Bowl parties.