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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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Local Corn Farmers Battle 25-Percent Moisture

A Springfield-area farmer says the yields could be excellent – in areas where the moisture is not too much.

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Springfield Man, 89, Causes Three Vehicle Crash on I-72

Westbound Interstate 72 between MacArthur Boulevard and the 6th Street split was closed for a couple of hours as Illinois State Police investigated a three vehicle crash.

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Enyart Defends Vote Against Military Chaplain Resolution

As the former head of the Illinois National Guard, Enyart calls the measure “an absolutely phony, feel-good bill” that doesn’t resolve Washington’s bigger issues.

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Quinn Says Federal Shutdown Affects Illinois Jobs

He urges Congress to “end the nonsense”

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Poshard: Illinois Shorts Schools in Poor Areas

He’s retiring, but he’s not shy about sharing his opinions.

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Illinois Lags in Caring for Poor: Study

Study says getting more people insured would help

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Drought Hurting Crops

Much of Illinois is experiencing a drought. Forty-six percent of the state is in drought, and 90 percent is at…

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Topinka Optimistic on Pension Compromise

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she likes what she has heard so far of a pension compromise proposal that…

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

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Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

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The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.

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Springfield PD Plans Sunday Saturation Patrols

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Drinking and driving in Springfield is a bad idea every weekend, but it'll be especially bad this weekend as area agencies prepare for Super Bowl parties.