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Springfield Catholic Diocese Pastor Accused of Abuse

A pastor in the Springfield Catholic Diocese is being accused of abuse, and has temporarily withdrawn from public ministry.

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Illinois Gaming Board Hears Push for 24 Hour Gambling

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering arguments on whether to extend casino hours around-the-clock. Proponents and critics lined up Thursday…

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Stagnant at 9.2 Percent

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates.

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Police Seeking Tips on Cornfield Damage

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking information about cornfield damage.

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Ill. Supreme Court Hears Retiree Healthcare Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments over whether retired state government workers should be required to pay health insurance premiums.

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Thumbs Down to Helping Hands

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted to not recommend Helping Hands be allowed to purchase and use a portion of a building on North Fourth Street as a permanent shelter

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Grand Jury Indicts DeRyke

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted Justin DeRyke on three counts of murder for allegedly murdering his niece, seven year old Willow Long.

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Quinn: I’m Focused

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t gloating about his Democratic challenger dropping out of the governor’s race.

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Sheriff: I’m Not Running for Office for Anything Again

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says it’s time to travel and spend time with his grandkids.

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Cross Officially Announces Treasurer Bid

House Republican Leader Tom Cross says he’s running for Illinois treasurer because the office has more opportunity than ever before in helping turn around Illinois’ financial woes.

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Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

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Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

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Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

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Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.

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Springfield Welcomes President Barack Obama

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Air Force One arrives in Springfield, Illinois.

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CWLP Dominates City Budget Hearing

2-10-16 Springfield City Council

A public hearing on Springfield's Fiscal Year 2017 budget was mostly dominated by one issue: City Water Light and Power.

8 hours ago in Local

Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today