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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 “suitable 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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Kiplinger: Springfield 8th Most Affordable City in the Nation

Those that book conventions and tours from across the nation are taking a look at the latest rankings of the most livable cities.

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Kincaid Man Arrested on Possible Drug Charges

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Investigation continues

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Quinn, Rauner Spar over Assault Weapons

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The issue of a ban on assault weapons is now entering the governor’s race

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US Sen. Kirk: Proposed Regulations Onerous for Community Colleges

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says proposed federal regulations could cost millions of dollars for the state’s community colleges

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Coroner: Remains Not Bianco’s; Now Says Homicide Likely

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Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the human remains found in Rochester last weekend do not belong to Michelle Bianco, who's been missing since 2008.

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Plans Emerge for Jackson Street Pedestrian Corridor

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The south end of downtown Springfield could get a makeover if one organization can find the money.