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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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Quinn Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill

The signing ceremony at the University of Illinois Chicago capped a successful effort to make Illinois the 16th state to allow it.

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SHG/Washington Game to be Televised Statewide

Saturday’s playoff game between Washington and Sacred Heart Griffin High Schools will be broadcast statewide as a way to promote tornado recovery efforts.

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IEMA: Number of Damaged Washington Homes Will Grow

State officials now say that at least 900 homes were either destroyed or badly damaged by Sunday’s tornadoes. And that figure is likely to grow.

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JP Morgan Chase Settlement Nets $100M for Pension Systems

Illinois’ public pension system is getting $100 million from a settlement with JPMorgan Chase.

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Observances of JFK Death Begin

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago will show TV…

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Aldermen, Mayor at Odds Over Oak Ridge

At least one alderman is incensed at the mayor over the possible privatization of Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Alderman Frank Edwards…

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Outlets at Springfield Announces First Leases

The Outlets at Springfield is starting to take shape.

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Truck, Freight Train Collide Near Blue Mound

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A truck driver was injured after he was hit by a freight train on Route 48 near the Macon/Christian County line.

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Florence Sentenced to 72 Years

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The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.