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New Fitness Equipment for One City School

First the students received a brand new school and now kids who attend Matheny-Withrow Elementary School have brand new fitness equipment

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Another Bust for DIRT Team

A Springfield man is behind bars and facing drug and weapons charges

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Gay Rights Group Has High Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage in Fall Veto Session

Lots changed since House failed to vote on it last spring, says Equality Illinois

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Some Lincoln Sites Up, Others Down as Lincoln Home Remains Closed

Old State Capitol, Lincoln Tomb up a little

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McMenamin: City Breaking Pension Rules Since 1999

A Springfield alderman is accusing the city’s police pension board of breaking rules for 14 years — a potentially $6 million dollar mistake.

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Some Help Coming for the Long-Term Unemployed

A new state program could be a big boost for those who have been looking for work

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Millikin Hires New President

Trustees hired interim president Patrick White to take the post permanently.

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Labor Group: No Incentives for ADM

The labor coalition that’s fighting the state over pension restructuring is urging lawmakers not to give money to Archer Daniels Midland.

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Three Injured in Crash Near Pawnee

A man from Divernon and two people from Pawnee all went to the hospital after a crash Wednesday night.

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Alderman: Schools Need to Make the Case Before Thinking About Tax Hike

There is not a lot of initial support for a hike in either the sales tax or property taxes to provide more money for District 186

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Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

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Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

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GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.

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Rauner Unveils Ethics Reform Plan

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Plan for ethics reform contains some new and not-so-new proposals

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Rauner Dodges Question about Football and Domestic Violence

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Criminal allegations against pro football players are finding their way into the Illinois governor's race

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Former Glenwood HS Student Arrested for Twitter Threat

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A non-specific Twitter threat sent Chatham Police and Glenwood High School staff into action Wednesday.