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City, County Unveil Minority Participation Plan

An effort is underway to get minority students interested in engineering.

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Scherer Still Pushes for Gas Tax Repeal

The price of a gallon of gas would go down, under a proposal a Springfield area lawmaker is sponsoring.

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CCW Permits Available Only Through Internet

Want a concealed carry permit in Illinois? You’d better have a computer.

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Sierra Club Sues FutureGen Alliance

The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project.

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Illinois Should Study Policy on Incentives in 2014, Quinn Says

Corporate incentives, or giveaways, will be under scrutiny next year. ADM, Boeing and others are seeking incentives in excess of…

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School’s On in Mount Olive

Teachers ratified tentative deal Sunday

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Those Buried at Camp Butler Receive Holiday Cheer

A solemn holiday tradition at Camp Butler took place Saturday

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Winter is Here!

Winter has arrived with six inches of snow and ice.

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Amish Exempted from ACA

In many ways, Douglas County resembles most of its neighbors in eastern Illinois: a patch of rich farmland with an…

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Deal with 186 Teachers in Reach

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Springfield School District teachers have struck a tentative deal on a one-year contract

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Slottag Seeks Ward 8 Seat; Theilen Alleges Political Meddling

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A familiar name is running for Springfield City Council.

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Rauner: Quinn Needs Patronage

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Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wants everyone hired under patronage rules at the Illinois Department of Transportation, but given non-patronage, work to be fired.

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Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

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The owner of Springfield's Bel-Aire motel likely died of natural causes.

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Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

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Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.