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Unemployment Down for the Area

While unemployment numbers are still high, the Springfield area seems to be holding its own

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Judge Orders Lawmakers be Paid

A judge in Cook County has ruled Governor Pat Quinn can’t withhold Illinois lawmakers’ paychecks.

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Men Accused of Burglary Spree Arrested

Two men allegedly responsible for nearly two dozen burglaries in Sherman and Springfield’s Piper Glen subdivision have been arrested.

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Battle Continues Over Conceal/Carry

Illinois was the last hold-out for conceal/carry but the law now in the books is still being fought in the Illinois General Assembly.

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Beason Murder Trial Proves Costly for Logan County

Logan County on hook for Beason murders

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PCCC Facelift Nearing Completion

Officials at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield say a $15.8 million renovation is on track to be completed by the end of the year.

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Messages from the 1860’s on display

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Architect leader: Celebrate, don’t criticize

Standards should exceed those of a parking garage, he says

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New Member Joins the Sheriff’s Department

The Sangamon County’s Sheriff Department has a new deputy and she is a real looker.

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Quinn: Lower Prices Result of Health Insurance Exchanges

The governor is pleased with the prices for health insurance to be offered on Get Covered Illinois.

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U.S. Attorney James Lewis: Racially Biased?

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Questions have been raised about possible racial bias on behalf of U.S. Attorney James Lewis.

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Cattle Rustling: 18-year-old Gets 180 Days In Jail

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18-Year-Old gets 180 days in jail for taking part in cattle rustling.

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Cuba Relations: Could Be Boon For Illinois Farmers

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A relationship with Cuba could mean up to $7 million more a year for Illinois Farmers.

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Prison Lockdown: Chicken Pox To Blame

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Chicken Pox has locked down Illinois prisons.

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Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

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Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.