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Edwards Running for City Treasurer

Springfield could see a new treasurer in 2015. Current City Treasurer Jim Langfelder has been reportedly eyeing the mayor’s office.…

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Confusion, Frustration for Illinois Residents Affected by Weather

People displaced by Sunday’s tornadoes in Washington, Ill., are being kept out of what’s left of their homes indefinitely.

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Police Net Heroin, Marijuana in West Side Drug Bust

A Springfield man is behind bars on drug charges after police found a good amount of heroin and marijuana.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Child Porn

A Springfield man is facing 14 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography in the Fall of 2012.

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Historians: Mystery Surrounds Gettysburg Address

We are observing the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and there is some mystery about it.

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$36k Going to Springfield Schools for Technology Needs

Thousands of dollars will be heading to Springfield schools to help fund technology needs in the district. The 2013 Horace…

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Auburn Ambulance Services Hopes for Donations

Auburn’s ambulance service is running out of money.

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Springfield FD On Scene in Washington

The Mutual Aid Box Alert System has been activated in the wake of Sunday deadly tornado outbreak, and Springfield firefighters are responding.

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$670k Copper Doors a Security Risk?

Copper-plated doors at the state Capitol that drew criticism for their price are now raising security questions.

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Six Illinois Deaths from E-F4 Tornadoes

Peoria area and far southern Illinois hardest hit

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Manar, Scherer Introduce High Speed Rail Legislation

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A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Level Lowest Since 2007

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The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.

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Springfield Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera, Police Seek Tips

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A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield

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Fuel Leak Closes Road Near New Berlin

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No one was injured in the crash.

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Salaita Sues U of I Over Rescinded Job Offer

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A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued.