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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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New Ad Campaign Criticizes Kirk

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Environmentalists are taking to television to spread the word about how much they disagree with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

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Springfield Mass Transit District Unveils Revamped Website

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The Springfield Mass Transit District has unveiled a new website that one of its creators says should help make looking for routes and departure times much easier than before.

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Two Arrested for Series of Robberies

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Two people have been arrested for a series of suspected robberies in the Seven Pines Road and Gaines Mill areas.

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Teen Injured in Suspected Drive-By Shooting

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A teenager was injured when police say someone started shooting.

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Alleged Toilet Paper Thief Arrested

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Roderick Chester, 50, faces charges of burglary and theft.