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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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Williamsville Looking Forward While Looking Back

With an eye on the future, the villaqge of Williamsville is still keeping an eye on its past

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Sec. of State White Highlights Veterans’ Stories

Because the secretary of state is also the state librarian and archivist, Jesse White can appreciate a good story

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