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Springfield Dentist to Pay Kids for Uneaten Candy

A dentist in Springfield is offering cash for candy.


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.


ISBE Releases School Report Cards

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


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.


Shell Casing Found at Glenwood HS

Nothing related found


Businesses Slated for Site of Demolished Nursing Home

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


Springfield Man Injured in Crash Dies

A Springfield man who sustained major injuries in a Monday accident has died.


Portions of Monroe Closed for Sewer Cave-In

Portions of East Monroe Street in downtown Springfield will be closed for at least a week after a Wednesday morning sewer cave in.


Aldermen Dislike Cahnman’s Workers Comp Questioning

A Springfield alderman’s vow to more thoroughly vet workers compensation claims for city employees is ruffling a few feathers.

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Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract


A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.

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Butler Supports Rauner’s Refugee Move

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State Representative Tim Butler stands behind Governor Bruce Rauner in temporarily halting the admission of refugees from Syria into Illinois.

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Pension Benefits Cut for New Firefighter Hires

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Firefighters hired from here on out for the Springfield Fire Department will not receive a perk that current firefighters get.

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Appeals Court Upholds Beason Murder Conviction


The Fourth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home.

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Judge Will Not Reinstate Bloomington Murder Charges


A McLean County judge has turned down a prosecution request to reinstate murder charges against a Bloomington woman in the death of her young son.