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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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Rauner, Madigan Spar Over Budget to Kick Off Session’s Final Week

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Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year -- $3 billion more than what the state will take in.

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Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

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Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

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Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.

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Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

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Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.

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Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.