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Rauner Learning More About Legislature

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner – a venture capitalist who is the only one of the five candidates who is not in elective office now – has changed his message.

SOUTHERN VIEW FIRE

Blaze Heavily Damages Southern View Home

House fire in Southern View displaces family

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Springfield, Chatham Extend Trick or Treating Hours

Springfield and Chatham are extending trick of treating hours through Friday. Lincoln has postponed trick or treating entirely.

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Springfield Dentist to Pay Kids for Uneaten Candy

A dentist in Springfield is offering cash for candy.

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Get Your Kicks on a Haunted Route 66

Illinois’ Route 66 is haunted, according to an author.

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Ridgely School Families to Receive Free PCs

This year, the Rotary Foundation provided a grant to Computer Banc to provide 100 PCs and a number of laptops to Ridgely families.

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ISBE Releases School Report Cards

It’s report card day for Illinois elementary and secondary schools.

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Escaped Decatur Inmate Caught

After a four-hour manhunt, authorities have recaptured an inmate who escaped from jail in Decatur just as he was to begin serving a prison sentence for aggravated battery.

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Shell Casing Found at Glenwood HS

Nothing related found

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Businesses Slated for Site of Demolished Nursing Home

New businesses continue to pop up on Springfield’s west side.

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Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

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The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.

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$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

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$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

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Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

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The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.

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Sherman Mayor: Only Give Residents What They Want

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The newly re-elected mayor of Sherman says economic development and growing the town will continue to be his top priority.

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Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in Springfield

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A resurgent mortgage industry means a major employer in Springfield is hiring again.