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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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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.

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Bill Separating ALPLM from IHPA Passes House

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The measure now moves to the Senate.

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Hastert’s Former School District Doesn’t Know of Misconduct

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District officials say they'll cooperate in any investigation if asked by the U.S. Attorney's office.

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Legislative Leaders: Turnaround Not Off the Table, But Agreement Unlikely by Sunday

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It looks like the governor's Turnaround Agenda is not off the table, but it also doesn't look like there will be solid agreement on that by the Sunday adjournment deadline.