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Black Thursday Is Here

Retailers don’t want to miss out on your dollar

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Pension Deal Could Be in the Works

Lawmakers are back in town next week. Pension reform deal to be finalized?

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Proposal to Settle Document Shredding Lawsuit to be Considered Next Week

Springfield aldermen will consider an ordinance Tuesday from Mayor Mike Houston to settle with Calvin Christian III regarding the shredding…

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Oak Ridge Cemetery Privatization Appears to be DOA

The much debated topic of privatizing Oak Ridge Cemetery seems to be dead for now.    Cemetery Director Michael Lelys told…

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Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for 15 Ill. Counties

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 15 counties in Illinois after severe storms and tornadoes struck the state.

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Legislative Leaders Meet Tuesday; Try Hashing Out Pension Deal

Illinois’ legislative leaders met Tuesday to try to put the finishing touches on a pension restructuring plan. The Illinois House is scheduled…

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Sen. Kirk Tours Tornado Damaged Washington, Ill.

Local and state leaders took U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) around tornado-ravaged Washington, Ill. Tuesday afternoon, adding the senator, hobbled by a stroke almost two years ago, even got out and walked.

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We’re Number One… in Soybean Production

It’s Illinois’ turn to wear the soybean crown.

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You’ve Been Warned-Police Out in Force During the Holidays

Ticket-or-click-it. It is not just a slogan.

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Attempted Murder Sends Springfield Man to the Hospital

Springfield Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man.

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Illinois Threatends 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.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.