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East Side Fire Kills One

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin has confirmed one person has died in a high rise fire on the city’s east side.

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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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Tourism Booming in Springfield and Illinois, Despite “Elephant in the Room”

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Tourism remains one of the biggest industries in the state of Illinois, and it keeps getting bigger.

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Man Killed by Prostitute in W. Va. Could Have Ties to 2005 Divernon Case

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Neal Falls of Springfield, Oregon was killed earlier this month in Charleston, West Virginia when he tried to kill a woman he met online.

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Arrest Made in Sunday Shooting

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A man accused of shooting a Springfield man late Sunday night has turned himself in.

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House Votes to Cancel Legislator Pay Raises

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The pay-raise issue has become a flashpoint in the budget stalemate.

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Below Average Rainfall Not Enough to Save Some Crops

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The rain let up, but it's too late to save some of Illinois' crops.