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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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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

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Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

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Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

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Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

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Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

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A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

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Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.