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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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IEA President Reflects on 40 Years in Education

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Cinda Klickna says forming relationships with your child's teacher is important.

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Despite Budget Deadlock, There Are Ways Out

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A couple of options would break the budget stalemate for FY 2016.

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11 Sent To Hospital in SUV Rollover Near Buffalo

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Vehicle may have been overloaded with eleven people.

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Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

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The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.

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Helpful Hints to Keep Summer Safe and Fun

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Food and water safety, and sun protection among the concerns listed.