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DeRyke Murder Trial Pushed Back Again

The Watson man accused of killing his seven-year-old niece won’t go to trial until next year.


Macon Bar Destroyed by Fire

A restaurant that’s been a stalwart in Macon for half a century has been destroyed by a fire.


2013 Growing Season: Pretty Good

On the farm, it was a decent year.


Gay Couple to Get Illinois Marriage License Early

A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state’s gay marriage law takes effect.


Special Session Scheduled for Dec. 3

The Illinois House will convene for a special session next week on the state’s roughly $100 billion pension crisis.


Mayor Nixes Oak Ridge Privatization Idea; Aldermen React

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has taken off the table an idea to defer Oak Ridge Cemetery operations to a private company.


Illinois AG Investigates Tornado Scammers; Gov. Requests Federal Aid

The Illinois Attorney General is investigating several scams tied to tornado recovery and relief efforts.


Nearly $2,000 Stolen from West Side Wendy’s

Nearly $2,000 was stolen from the Springfield Wendy’s on Lindbergh Boulevard early Monday morning — police are looking for leads.


DIRT Bust Lead to Drugs, Arrest

$2,000 worth of marijuana is off the streets after a Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Drug Interdiction Response team search.

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“Smart Grid” Progressing in Illinois

Utility companies are plowing millions into the so-called “smart grid,” and a consumer group is pleased.

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Springfield City Council Approves CWLP Electric Rate Changes

10-6-15 Springfield City Council

One alderman voted "present," one voted "no," and eight voted "yes."

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“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

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A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.

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Frerichs Cuts Fees on One College Savings Program


Management fees will be cut by 43 percent in the Illinois’ Bright Directions savings program

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Springfield Gold’s Gym Closed Due to Bankruptcy

Golds Gym Closed

Bankruptcy converted from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

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CWLP Head Explains Rate Changes One Last Time


Doug Brown says he's not trying to hide anything.