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Mourners Gather to Remember Decatur Teenager

About 100 people attended a peace rally to remember a 15-year-old from central Illinois who died after being shot in…

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Unions Have a Bone to Pick on Pensions

Lawmakers may return after Thanksgiving

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Legislative Leaders Report Pension Progress

Leaders of the Illinois Legislature say they’re making progress negotiating a plan to deal with the state’s $100 billion pension crisis.

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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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Southern Illinois Town Investigating Suspicious Fires

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Historical building gutted by fire Friday night.

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Helpful Hints for Healthful Superbowl Snacking

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MMC Registered Dietician Christina Rollins has ideas to slim down Superbowl snacks.

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Accountability of Charter Schools in Illinois Raises Questions

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A new report alleges fraud up to $27 million.

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Illinois State Police Urge Caution on Roads

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Illinois State Police say it's best to slow down and leave plenty of room between vehicles on the roads today.

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Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

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A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.