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First Responders Tested at the Airport

There were bodies spread across the tarmac as first responders drilled Wednesday at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

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Mattoon Copper Thief Injured in Explosion He Caused

A would-be copper thief was injured during a house explosion that was likely sparked by his own cigarette.

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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.

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Taylorville Man Dies in Crash

Car crosses center line, hits semi

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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.

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Jacksonville Claims Another Local Celebrity

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

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Grants for Historic Projects Available

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

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Airport Crash Drill Set for Wednesday

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

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Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

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The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

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Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

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Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

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A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.