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New Director Named for Camp Butler Cemetery

An Army veteran who earned two bronze stars for combat operations in Iraq has been named the new director of Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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Man Faces Charges After Blow Dart Attacks at U of I

A 19-year-old man is facing a reckless conduct charge after two people were shot with blowgun darts as they walked on the University of Illinois campus.

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Lopez Sticks to HS Consolidation Idea Despite Backlash

The Springfield Board of Education’s vice president is sticking to his guns — he wants to explore high school consolidation.

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Fast Food Workers Rally

About three dozen people held informational pickets outside two fast food restuarants in Springield Thursday

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Man Accused of Stealing, Crashing Ambulance

A Springfield man late Wednesday allegedly stole an idling ambulance outside St. John’s Hospital and crashed it.

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B-17 Bomber Lands in Springfield

Manufactured by the thousands during World War II, less than a dozen B-17 Flying Fortresses are still in service.

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Durkin Elected House GOP Leader

State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) was named Illinois House Minority Leader Thursday afternoon by acclamation.

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Car Crashes Into Springfield Store

An 84 year old woman was ininjured after she drove her vehicle into a store in the Gables on Springfield’s west side.

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State Board of Ed. to Consider New P.E. Standards

Changes could be coming to the way Illinois public schools teach physical education. A task force has worked up a 148-page report on “Enhanced PE.”

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State Trooper Killed on Traffic Stop Memorialized

A former Illinois State Trooper is being honored with a memorial along I-55.

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Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?

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Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

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RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

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City Council to Reconsider Eliminating Vacation Payout

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The Springfield City Council could finally be poised to consider nixing a plan that gives city employees a higher retirement benefit, at the expense of unused vacation pay.

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Professor Suing U of I Has New Job

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Steven Salaita will work for the American University of Beirut.

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Plenty of Room Left at Illinois Landfills

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Existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.