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New High-Tech RR Gates to be Installed

Authorities will spend more than $3.8 million to upgrade a series of central Illinois railroad crossings near Springfield to make them safer for drivers.

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Legislature Eyes Dec. 5 Return

Fall session is over with no discussion of pensions

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Funding Approved for Concealed Carry Program

A bill that includes funding to implement Illinois’ new concealed carry law awaits the governor’s signature.

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Initial Plans Submitted for Carpenter Rail Underpass

A rail underpass on Carpenter Street in Springfield took another step forward Thursday as Hanson Professional Services submitted initial plans.

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Conceal Carry Money Approved; Back-pay is Not (Yet)

The measure does not include money to pay back wages for 25,000 state employees,

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Bond Set at $1M for Alleged Cop Killer

Bond was set at $1 million for a South Carolina man charged with driving under the influence for a crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac police officer.

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Groups to Study Nitrate Levels in Lake Springfield

Drought problems and certain farming practices could be why nitrate levels are rising in Lake Springfield.

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Jakobsson: My Son Would Be Proud

An Urbana lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the Capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours.

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General Assembly Leaves Town, Unfinished Business

The just-concluded fall session in Springfield can boast the legalization
of same-sex marriage. They’ve got that, and that’s all they’ve got.

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Tree of Lights Campaign Now Underway

The 2013 Annual Tree of Lights Campaign is now in full swing.

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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

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The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

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Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

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SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.