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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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Revised Gun Bill Proves Costly

The Illinois Department of Corrections say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.

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Washington Storm Clean Up Continues

The cleanup and recovery is slow, but progressing in Washington, Illinois. It’s now estimated more than 1,000 homes were damaged…

150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address in Springfield

If you weren’t at Sixth and Jefferson Streets in Springfield at midnight, you missed out on a chance to be…

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Obama Calls Quinn after Tornadoes

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s received a phone call from President Barack Obama after fatal storms hit Obama’s home state.…

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Illinois Offers Insurance Counseling Following Tornado

The state of Illinois is offering free insurance counseling for victims of the tornado that struck the Washington area. The…

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Thousands without Power in Illinois

About 25,000 Illinois homes and businesses remain without power after storms raked the state. Ameren Illinois’ outage center shows there…

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Fraud prevention topic for health overhaul council

A governor’s task force is scheduled to meet to hear about the progress and problems of the rollout of the…

Durbin Addresses Senate about Tornadoes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed his colleagues in Congress on Monday about helping Illinois recover from severe weekend storms. Durbin,…

Springfield NAACP Seeks Increased Minority Hiring in District 186

District 186 residents and community groups aren’t impressed with what they say is lack of progress in minority hiring and…

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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.