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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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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

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One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

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GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change

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Springfield Based Reporter Resigns Following Rauner Complaint

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Dave McKinney was the Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief.

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Natural Gas Prices to Hold Steady This Winter

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No wide price swings expected this winter