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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.

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Macon Bar Destroyed by Fire

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

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2013 Growing Season: Pretty Good

On the farm, it was a decent year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Illinois AG Investigates Tornado Scammers; Gov. Requests Federal Aid

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

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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.

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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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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.