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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 Man Injured in Crash Dies

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

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U of I Economist: Farmers Who Rent May Need To Re-Negotiate

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A University of Illinois Economist says farmers who rent may have to renegotiate their terms due to fall in profits.

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Thousands of Gallons of Used Cooking Oil Stolen: 3 Arrested

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Three men have been arrested for stealing cooking oil from restaurants to sell to biodiesel plants.

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Prison Time For Former Custodian: Sex With Special Ed Student

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A former Jr. High custodian goes to prison for sex with a 15-year-old special education student.

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Minimum Wage: Illinois Workers Demand Increase

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Illinois Fast Food Workers demand an increase in the state's minimum wage.

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Potential for Severe Weather Today in Central Illinois

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Potential threat of severe weather this afternoon through tonight in Springfield and Central Illinois.