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Springfield Officials Paint Rosy Budget Picture

City officials are putting a positive spin on the city’s checking account.

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Henson Robinson Zoo Reopens

The Henson Robinson Zoo has reopened after Monday’s storm forced it to close.

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Senate Bucks Governor’s Proposed Education Cuts

The governor wanted to cut school transportation funding and to lower the amount of money going to schools.

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Springfield Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspect

Springfield Police are investigating a bank robbery that took place around 9:00 Thursday morning.

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Lawmakers Approve Higher Telemarketer Fines

Telemarketers could soon be charged $500 every time they call people who are on the Do Not Call Registry.

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Closing Arguments Expected Thursday in Harris Trial

After the final witnesses in the Christopher Harris murder trial were presented this morning, closing arguments are planned for tomorrow.…

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Free electronics collection on June 8

Sangamon County is offering some help to anyone wanting to get rid of electronic items.

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St. Agnes Teacher Receives Educator of the Year Award

Horace Mann honored one teacher at St. Agnes school with a high award Wednesday. Dawn Caveny walked away with the Crystal Apple Educator of the Year Award by Horace Mann.

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Ill. Republicans Feel Left Out of Budgeting

Big issues come and go in Springfield, but the one task facing the General Assembly every year is to build…

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Kidzeum TIF Plan Moving

It may be a risk, but Kidzeum President Rachael Thomson says the long-anticipated musuem is worth it.

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.