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Two IL Supreme Court rulings

In favor of gun owners’ rights

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Alleged Bar Bandit Arrested

A Springfield man is facing charges after being arrested early Wednesday at the Northender VFW.

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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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More Shootings on City’s East Side

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Another night, another couple of shootings

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Travel Advisory…Heavy Rains Close Some Roads

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Heavy rains close some roads in Springfield

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The Sniping Continues

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Vallas wants Rauner to come clean; Rauner accuses Quinn campaign of throwing up distractions

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State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

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Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.