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Meet the Mayor Sessions Scheduled for Monday

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston is hosting another “Meet the Mayor” session tonight in his downtown office.

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Funeral Services Set for I-55 Crash Victims

Three people killed in a crash on I-55 are being laid to rest this week.

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Carbondale Reports Quiet Halloween

Carbondale officials say an experiment to allow downtown bars to open during the Halloween weekend appears to have been a success.

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Sen. Kirk Unveils Stroke Agenda

His benefits far exceed what an Illinois Medicaid patient would get

Springfield Events Planned for Gettysburg Address Anniversary

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with free entertainment and…

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Illinois Native Among Those Wounded in LAX Attack

A northern Illinois native was among those wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Relatives say 29-year-old Brian…

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Report: No Easy Fix for Illinois’ Financial Woes

It’s uncertain whether Illinois lawmakers will address the state’s nearly $100 billion pension shortfall when they return to Springfield for…

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Former US Rep. Jackson has Projected Release Date

Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Junior could be released from federal prison on December 31st, 2015 — if he behaves…

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State Fire Marshal Issues Clock Change Reminder

The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is reminding residents to change their smoke detector batteries as they set their clocks…

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Inmate Accused of Stabbing Deputy with Pencil

An inmate in a southwestern Illinois jail is accused of stabbing a sheriff’s deputy in the head with a pencil.…

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Official state insect needs milkweed

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Durbin’s War Chest Swelling

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Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

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Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card

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Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

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Renewed Push for More Casinos

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Two proposals: one for one new casino; the other for five