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Police Investigate Pair of Armed Robberies

Springfield police are investigating a couple of armed robberies.

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UPDATE: N. Illinois Rattling a Quarry Blast, Not Earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey now says a quarry blast shook northern Illinois at a magnitude 3.7.

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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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Judge: Sex-Harassment Case Against Rutherford May Proceed

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A federal judge has ruled allegations of sexual harassment against former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford can go to trial over the objections of state lawyers.

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EPA: No Chemicals Detected in Air Near Oil Train Fire

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois.

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Palazzolo Proposes City Department Consolidation, “Neighborhood Coordinator”

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Springfield mayoral candidate Paul Palazzolo wants to create a new city position if elected he says will help consolidate a number of city departments under one umbrella.

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Davis, Shimkus Support Tax Credits for Food Pantry Donations

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You donate money, land, an old car -- and you can write it off on your taxes. A bill in Congress would allow you to also claim a deduction for donating to food banks.

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Pumpkin Pie: Illinois’ State Pie?

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Illinois could have an official pie.