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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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Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

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Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

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A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.