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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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Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

3 Democrats join Republicans against

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

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State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

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Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

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Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

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The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

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Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.