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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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Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

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Decatur had drop in population.

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General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

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Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

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Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

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Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.