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No Endorsement for Campbell, Barr from Sangamon Co. GOP

The Sangamon County Republican Party’s Executive Committee has agreed to endorse neither Undersheriff Jack Campbell nor retired deputy Wes Barr in the Republican primary for sheriff.

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Hanna: Bomb Threat Likely Not Connected to Springfield

The plane was to have gotten a fresh crew and a cleaning out, so it would appear the only way a Springfield passenger would have left the note would be if the cleaning crew missed it at DFW.

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Two Women Arrested on Weapons, Battery Charges

A domestic dispute about cigarettes became bloody Tuesday night.

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Weapons Charge for Convicted Felon

There is one less gun on the streets of Springfield

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Illinois Marketplace to be Called “Get Covered Illinois”

Illinois officials have decided on a brand name for the new health insurance marketplace set to open Tuesday.

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Data Shows Decreased Smoking in Illinois

Judging by state tax receipts, smoking appears to be down in Illinois – but it’s hard to say by how much.

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Springfield Proposes $2 Million More on Infrastructure Repairs

The city of Springfield wants to spend an extra $2 million in dedicated money on infrastructure repair, but Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says it’s inappropriate.

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Bomb Threat Found on Commuter Plane with Springfield Origin

An American Eagle plane originating in Springfield landed at a Louisiana airport after a note about a bomb threat was…

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Chatham Trustee: Despite Complaints, Few Attend Council Meetings

Despite what some say are broken promises, it appears that Chatham residents are giving a collective shrug

AG Madigan Calling on FDA to Ban Sale of E-Cigs to Teens

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the FDA to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to teens. The battery…

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Inmate Overpowers Guard, Escapes from Kankakee Jail

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The Kankakee County Sheriff's Office says Kamron T. Taylor fled from the Jerome Combs Detention Center at about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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Rail Interest Group Seeks to Save Amtrak Dollars

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Governor proposes big cut in state subsidy

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Durbin Is Upset Human Trafficking Bill Is Stalled

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Abortion-related diversion could be at work

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Springfield City Council Continues Food Truck Debate

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The Springfield City Council will continue discussions on whether or not to place more regulations on food trucks, and will do so with Ward Six Alderman Cory Jobe's amendment reducing how far away a truck must be from a brick-and-mortar restaurant down to 500 feet.