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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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Survey: Teachers Still Spend Plenty of Money Out of Pocket

8-31-15 Horace Mann Survey

A new study by Horace Mann insurance suggests teachers spend a lot of their own money on supplies for their classrooms.

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UIS-Led Survey Examines Issues for Transgendered People

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A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes towards the rights of transgendered people.

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Lawmaker: Cut Tax Breaks, Close DCEO

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State Rep. Jack Franks will propose closing tax loopholes and eliminating what he considers to be unfair credits for businesses.

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Combination-Locked Pill Bottles Now Law

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Illinois is the first state providing for a combination lock on a prescription pill bottle.

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Moody’s Issues Warning About State Credit Rating

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Moody's: reach a budget agreement by late September.