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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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Vehicle Chase Equals Power Outage

A home invasion on Dirsksen Parkway early this  (Wednesday) morning resulted in a brief power outage for some area residents. …

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Rauner Unimpressed with Recent Economic Announcements

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Rauner says recent economic developments won’t do much for Quinn’s overall economic record.

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Milhiser: Andrea Little Could Face More Charges in DUI Deaths

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Next court appearance set for November

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Parsons Fails to Appear in Federal Bankruptcy Trial

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

The federal bankruptcy trial of Jeff Parsons continued Wednesday even though Parsons didn't show up.