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Macon County Inmate Died from Natural Causes

An autopsy shows a 59-year-old Macon County Jail inmate died from natural causes.


Taylorville Man Dies in Crash

Car crosses center line, hits semi


101.9 The Wolf: Now on the Prowl in Springfield

Capitol Radio Group is proud to announce the launch of a new radio station. 101.9 THE WOLF is now on the prowl in the greater Springfield area.

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$2 Million Headed for Springfield Infrastructure Repairs

$2 million worth of drainage and alley way repairs are headed Springfield’s way, but one alderman still isn’t happy about how that happened.

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Sherman’s Rail Pointe Gets Another Green Light

Touting itself as the Route 66 Gateway to the Abraham Lincoln Historic Sites, a planned 99-acre development is taking another step forward.


Jacksonville Claims Another Local Celebrity

Jacksonville has another claim to fame. This time it is of the canine variety.


Grants for Historic Projects Available

The Sangamon County Historic Society is offering grants for projects in the county that have historical significance


Airport Crash Drill Set for Wednesday

First responders will be conducting a large drill Wednesday morning at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.


ADM Asks for $20 Million Tax Break

ADM is asking for a tax break of $20 million to consider moving its global headquarters from Decatur to Chicago.


Man Injured in Crash Expected to Survive

The crash happened around 2:00 Monday afternoon near the corner of Woodward and Stevenson when an SUV pulled out in front of the motorcyclist as he was trying to make a turn.

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Renovation of Historic Properties Grows in Springfield

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Credit given to low interest rates, federal historic tax credits and more awareness of the significance of historic buildings.

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Divisions Continue on Government Consolidation

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A task force the Republican governor named to put that idea in motion is preparing its final recommendations.

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Chicago Police Expand Body Camera Testing

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Chicago says it's expanding a program to provide police officers with body cameras.

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Federal Grant Means More Research for Peoria Doctor


A medical school professor in Peoria will continue his research into Alzheimer's Disease thanks to a $440,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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John Deere Plans Layoffs


Deere and Company is laying off about 220 workers from its Seeding and Cylinder operation in its hometown as agricultural machinery sales slump.