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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 “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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AFSCME: Time to Go Back to the Negotiating Table

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Rauner has said he wouldn't lock out state workers even as contract negotiations continue, but AFSCME spokesperson Anders Lindall doesn't buy it.

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No New Legionnaires Deaths in Quincy

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50 residents sicked, seven fatalities.

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Police Investigate Retirement Community Burglaries

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Break-ins at senior retirement communities.

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Anti-Abortion Groups Target Sen. Mark Kirk

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Anti-abortion protesters repeatedly reference U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's stroke in demanding he switch his position on defunding Planned Parenthood.

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New Springfield Fire Chief a Familiar Face

9-4-15 Springfield Fire Chief

Barry Helmerichs has another chance to be Springfield Fire Chief.