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Springfield Public Schools Investigating “Significant” Theft

The Springfield Public School District is investigating what it’s calling a significant amount of money stolen from a high school’s activity fund.

Johnson: Lanphier Teachers Should “Work Harder.”

A handful of Lanphier High School teachers stormed out of the Springfield School Board meeting, angry and offended by comments from a board member.

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Rauner Selects Lt. Gov Running Mate

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has picked his running mate: Evelyn Sanguinetti.

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Illinois Prepares for Immigrant Drivers Licenses

Illinois officials are preparing for a massive effort that will give thousands of immigrants in the country illegally permission to drive.

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Cullerton and Madigan: Send Lawmaker Pay Case to Supreme Court

House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton say they’re okay with the Illinois Supreme Court hearing arguments over the governor’s cancelled pay initiative.

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No USDA Crop Report — Does it Matter?

The partial shutdown of the federal government will not, of course, stop farmers from running their combines or milking their cows.

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Springfield BOE Considers County-Wide Sales Tax Increase

The conversation has started — the Springfield Board of Education is considering a one percent, county-wide sales tax hike to benefit mainly Springfield public schools.

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Quinn: Gay Marriage Bill Could Pass in Fall Session

Gov. Pat Quinn believes the gay marriage bill can be passed in the Illinois House during the veto session later…

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ISBE Announces FY15 Budget Hearings

The Illinois State Board of education will be holding public hearings across the state to discuss the education FY15 budget.…

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Construction on new Rochester Water Main to Begin Soon

Rochester is getting a new water main. Water lines within the infrastructure were built in the 1930′s and are approaching…

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Falls

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says more people in the Springfield metro area are going back to work.

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City Council Notes Shared with Lincoln Funeral Group

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Documents show council provided money, land, lodging for Lincoln's funeral

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Auburn Bank Robbed, Suspect Being Sought

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Police searching for suspect, seeks public's help

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Quinn Reiterates Support for Constitutional Officer Term Limits

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Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit the terms of state constitutional officers.

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Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Take On More Flights

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The Central Illinois Honor Flight program that took World War II veterans on free trips to Washington is turning its operations over to a similar group after having to cancel several flights.