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Salvage Yard Fire Briefly Closes Terminal Ave.; Fire Truck Crashes En Route

Fire crews have departed Terminal Ave. after quickly extinguishing a salvage yard fire.

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Garman Chosen as Ill. Supreme Court Chief Justice

Justice Rita Garman will be the Illinois Supreme Court’s next chief justice.

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Willow Long’s Brother Placed in Protective Custody, Funeral Services Set

Illinois state child-welfare officials have taken a southern Illinois boy into protective custody after authorities say his 7-year-old sister was stabbed to death by a live-in uncle.

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Former St. Aloysius Pastor Donovan Returns to Ministry

A different role and a different city for Father Thomas Donovan. The former pastor at St. Aloysius will be chaplain to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.

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Jesse White Officially Announces Re-Election Bid

Illinois’ secretary of state is seeking a fifth term in that office.

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Police Seeking Tips on East Side Home Invasion

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking information about an east side home invasion.

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Pilot Ticketed in Crop Dusting Accident

Josh Pavia has been ticketed for accidentally spraying more than 70 teenagers with fungicide in late July.

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Springfield Fire Pension Board Also Issuing Inflated Benefits

It appears the Springfield Fire Pension Board has also been issuing inflated pensions in direct conflict with Department of Insurance instructions.

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New Math for Police Pensions; Officers Overpaid $16,500

Springfield Treasurer James Langfelder said it isn’t fair the police pension board was using flawed math to determine retirement benefits…

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Senate Democrat Hopefuls Joust

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First joint appearance for Duckworth, Harris, Zopp

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Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
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Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

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State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

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The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

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Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

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Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

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Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

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A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.