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District 186 Enrollment Steady

Another year, another steady enrollment picture for District 186.

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Groups Want Strict Pollution Controls on Dynegy-Purchased Plants

The sale of five Downstate coal plants from Ameren to Texas-based Dynegy hinges on an Illinois Pollution Control Board decision to extend the same consideration to Dynegy it’s already given Ameren.

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Daley Has Parting Words for Quinn

William Daley had some parting words as he dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Another Dry Week for Farmers as Harvest Begins

The corn harvest has begun in Illinois.

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ISP: Life threatening injuries to one

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“Matthew Project” Set for Launch; Epi-Pens in all Springfield Schools?

A new program to help Springfield’s homeless student population is set to begin this month.

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Bovine LLC Move Approved by Auburn

After a vote by the city council in Auburn, Bovine LLC will be able to make a move across town.…

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Near North Village Residents Voice Concerns on Helping Hands Move

A Monday evening meeting was held at Near North Village to discuss the future of Helping Hands of Springfield. The…

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$85,000 Suggested to Settle Springfield Discrimination Suit

The city of Springfield appears poised to settle a discrimination lawsuit that dates back five years.

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Bill Daley Drops Out of Governor’s Race

William Daley has pulled out of the race, saying that even though he had been around politics all his life, he didn’t realize how big a task being a candidate would be.

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.