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Kidzeum Receives $100k from Memorial Medical Center

Funding for the Springfield Kidzeum of Health and Science is coming along. This week, Memorial Medical Center has donated $100,000…

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Jackson Jr. Begins Sentence Early

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is beginning his 30-month prison sentence early. The former congressman is in a federal correctional…

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Dept of Public Health Reminds Citizens of World Stroke Day

It’s world stroke day and the Illinois Department of Public Health is urging everyone to take steps to reduce their…

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Inventory Credit Boosts 3Q Income at ADM, Revenue Falls

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. said on Tuesday that its third-quarter earnings more than doubled partly on increased profit…

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Ball-Chatham School District Receives $774,000 for Land Sold

The Ball-Chatham Community School District is discussing what to do with money from land that has been sold. A total…

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Quinn Wants $221 Million Added to Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants lawmakers to approve $221 million in extra funds to spend this fiscal year.

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Topinka Launches “The Warehouse”

The financial records for your city, town, or county are now available online.

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Authorities Investigate Three Sunday Fires on 11th Street

Springfield police and arson investigators are looking into three fires on north 11th street that occured early Sunday.

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Springfield Driver Critical After Morning Crash

A person remains at St. John’s Hospital following a single vehicle crash this morning near Lawrence and Douglas in Springfield.

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Durbin Won’t Apologize for GOP Fundraising/Facebook Remarks

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he was shocked and stunned to learn that an incendiary remark that a congressman supposedly made about the president didn’t happen.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.