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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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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.