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City of Springfield: Thanks for the Help!

One area business owner took matters into his own hands and one thing led to another…a new city initiative.

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Lincoln Documents Donated to ALPLM

Dozens of documents from Abraham Lincoln’s family are being donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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State’s First West Nile Death is in Logan County

State public health officials say an elderly Logan County man is the first person in Illinois to die of West Nile virus this season.

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Illinois Foreclosure Sales Down in August

August continued the downward trend for foreclosures in Illinois, as activity fell 6 percent compared to July and 60 percent compared to August 2012.

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Houston: Pay Back Police Pensions; Fire Pensions? Not So Fast

While his budget director says the overpayment of firefighters and police pensions should be returned to the city, Mayor Mike Houston won’t go that far.

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Capitol Architect Responds to Criticism

The four people who supervise the Capitol architect made a statement Friday defending the $50 million dollar rehab that includes more than $300,000 worth of chandeliers and $670,000 worth of copper doors.

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District 186 Superintendent Survey Not Limited to Springfield

The firm hired to search for Springfield’s new school superintendent has an online survey to gauge opinions, but just about anybody can weigh in.

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More Info Coming to Illinois Used Car Buyers

More information is going to be available to used car buyers, in the form of a label indicating emissions and fuel economy.

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McCarty to Police/Fire Retirees: Give Us Our Money Back

The city’s budget director wants those who received inflated police or fire pension benefits to pay back that money.

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Two IL Supreme Court rulings

In favor of gun owners’ rights

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Taylorville Couple Wins $20.25 Million Lottery Prize

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Taylorville newlyweds, not married for more than a month, are the state's newest millionaires.

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Oberweis Welcomes Senator Kirk’s Support in Attempt to Unseat Senator Durbin

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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate now has the support of Sen. Mark Kirk

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Three Springfield Businesses Cited for Serving Minors

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Three Springfield businesses that sell alcohol have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

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Rutherford’s Request to Drop Lawsuit Delayed

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Treasurer has to wait longer to get decision on dismissing harrassment charge

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Obama Presidential Library Funding Plan Passes Committee

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

A hearing on spending $100 million to build President Obama’s presidential library focused not on whether it’s worth the investment,…