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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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Manar: Budget Unlikely by May 31

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"Cutting vital services, banking $2.2 billion of... just... fictional pension savings that aren't going to occur, we're going to claim to be balanced?"

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Illinois Bill Penalizes for Leaving Pets in Extreme Weather

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Offenders could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.

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Mt. Zion High School to Randomly Drug Test Some Students

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Students will be randomly selected for urinalysis tests to detect alcohol or marijuana, among other drugs.

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Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

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Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.

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Lawmakers Could Consider “Turnaround Agenda” Items Wednesday

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on properties taxes are on the agenda today in Senate committees.