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Report: State Treading Financial Water

Illinois’ budget, approved back in may, is not doing enough to shore up the state’s bank accounts. Laurence Msall, president…

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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.

SCHS-ADAMS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY-NOV 15-2011-By Donna Catlin (56)

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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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

Earth Hour

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.

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Illinois Receives Federal Grant to Help SNAP Recipients to Greater Self-Sufficiency

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$21.9 million dollars allocated over three years to teach SNAP recipients job skills and job etiquette.

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United Way Sees Increase in Giving

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This year's annual campaign has raised more money.