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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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22 hours ago in Local

Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old’s Death

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A Madison County jury deliberated for three hours Friday before finding 42-year-old John Holman III guilty.

22 hours ago in Local

North Mac Elementary School Evacuated After Strange Odor was Detected

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No gas or carbon monoxide leaks were detected but a new temperature control system was installed in the building.

1 day ago in Local

Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

1 day ago in Local

Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

2 days ago in Local

Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.