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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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SHG Football Plans Fundraisers, Transportation, Food for Washington Fans and Players

Sacred Heart Griffin High School’s football team is proving human life is more valuable than a sport.

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.