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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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Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

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Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.

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New Class of State Prison Guards Graduates

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There are now some new people to work at some of the state's prisons.

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Springfield Man Tased, Eludes Police, Turns Self In

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A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.

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Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George Dies

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Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.

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NIU Offers Course on “Game of Thrones”

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Northern Illinois University has an honors-level course called "Game of Thrones, Television, and Medieval History."