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City Upgrades 24 Vehicles to Propane

Springfield city officials say they’ll save on fuel costs by converting 24 city vehicles to run on propane.

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Potential Insurance Changes Confuse Lawmakers

The transition to state-sponsored Medicare plans continues, and it’s not an easy one for state retirees – or lawmakers – to grasp.

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16th Street Shooting Sends One to Hospital

Springfield Police responded to an early morning shooting that happened near Iles school.

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District 186 Teacher On Payroll with No Job

A Springfield School District 186 employee linked to the Capital College Preparatory Academy student ISAT test score leak will not be appointed as a guidance dean of Washington Middle School, following a 4-3 vote by the school board.

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House GOP Leader Eyeing Statewide Run

House GOP Leader Tom Cross may have his sights set on a statewide gig.

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State Proposal to Require Earlier Start Date for School

Kids in Illinois may soon have to start school sooner than normal.

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Newtown Parents to Lobby Illinois Lawmakers

Parents who lost their kids in the Sandy Hook school shooting are in Springfield today.

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New law increases penalities for violent flash mobs

Governor Pat Quinn says the state doesn’t want anyone using social media to harrass or threaten others.

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IDES website available in Klingon

Blame it on “Star Trek” and Microsoft, or at least on their latest translator update

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Motorcycle, pickup collide in Cass County

Illinois State Police are responding to a two vehicle crash in Cass County near Virginia.

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Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

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Decatur had drop in population.

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General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

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Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

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Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

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Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.