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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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Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

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A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.

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Effingham Cross Draws Nearly 10k Visitors

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9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads.

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Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

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Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

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A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.