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Startup Cost for New Menard Co. Fire Dept.: Roughly $500k

The head of a fire protection district covering rural Menard County thinks it could be ten years before it realizes any savings after breaking off from the city of Petersburg.

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Alderman: City Attorney Unqualified to Hold Position

At least one Springfield alderman thinks his ordinances aren’t being drafted due to a conflict of interest.

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Dynegy Granted Pollution Waivers

The sale of five Illinois coal-fueled power plants is on after a decision by the Illinois Pollution Control Board to allow extra time for installation of equipment to reduce pollution.

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Changes Coming to First Night

Some changes to First Night Springfield are being introduced for the 27th edition of the event.

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Storm Cleanup Continues-“Call Before You Dig”

If you have to dig or remove a tree after Sunday’s storms, you have a call to make first.

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Donations Allow Springfield School to Buy New Instruments

$25 can go a long way in a District 186 classroom.

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Peoria Area Hotels Fill Up

Hotels near central Illinois communities that were hit the hardest by last weekend’s tornadoes say they’re working to accommodate storm victims.

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Tornado Damage Assessment Begins

Federal and state officials are set to meet in Washington to start conducting preliminary assessments of the damage caused by a string of tornadoes that struck Illinois on Sunday.

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Springfield Bishop Leads Prayer Service to Oppose Same-sex Marriage

Read the bishop’s homily and hear his question-and-answer with reporters

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7 hours ago in Local

Change to Redistricting Advances

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Senate must vote this week if it's to go onto the balot

15 hours ago in Local

Army Corps Approves Conducting Hunter Lake Study; Council Approves Simpson Appointment

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An environmental impact study on the city’s proposed Hunter Lake as a backup water supply has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers to be conducted.

22 hours ago in Local

31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

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Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

22 hours ago in Local

Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

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Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

23 hours ago in Local

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

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Maybe Wednesday