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Springfield on Hook for $1.7 Million Environmental Cleanup

Coal tar that exceeds regulatory levels is seeping into city right-of-ways from the site of an old factory, and the Environmental Protection Agency is putting the city of Springfield on the hook.

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NWS: Cool, Wet Weather to Kick Off Fall

It’s hot and dry, and it will likely be that way for a while — should central Illinois residents start to worry?

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Springfield Public Schools to Dismiss Early Thursday, Friday

Springfield Public Schools have announced they’ll continue to dismiss early for the rest of the week due to an ongoing heat wave, bringing temperatures in the mid 90’s with head indicies in the triple digits to central Illinois.

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MLK’s March on Washington Observed in Springfield

With the nation observing the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and the march to the National Mall in Washington, some think the nation has come a long ways from the days of race riots and unrest.

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McClean County No Longer Defendent in Beaman Suit

McLean County officials say they’re no longer defendants in a federal lawsuit filed by man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 13 years in prison.

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Cross Won’t Support Either Candidate for House GOP Leader

Cross, 55, considered running for attorney general, then thought about staying as minority leader, and now has decided to give up his position, and not run for re-election – but he says he won’t abandon his successor.

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Illinois Farmers Outline Big Priority at Farm Progress Show

Farm leaders in Illinois have a big item on their wish list for Congress: don’t just pass – but also fund – the Water Resources Development Act.

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Sangamon River as Partial Second Water Source Resurfaces

Outside groups are accusing the city of Springfield of not doing its due dilligence in its study of gravel pits, which could be used as a second source of water.

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Chatham Village President Downplays Water Rate Hike

Chatham won’t see the benefits of leaving CWLP and forming its own water district any time soon but Village President Tom Gray says turning off the CWLP spigots has given the village room to grow.

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First Superintendent Search Meeting Lightly Attended

The first of many Springfield Schools Superintendent Search Meetings has come and gone with less than a dozen people in…

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Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

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An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.

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Hung Jury Declared in Trial of Former Illinois Prosecutor

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Judge Bob Hardwick declared a mistrial Friday evening in the trial of Curtis Lovelace.

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Amtrak, Illinois Reach Deal to Maintain Instate Service

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The deal announced Friday will maintain service through the end of the fiscal year on June 30 at a cost of $38.3 million to the state. The department paid $42 million the previous fiscal year.

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State Museum to Reopen with Governor’s Amendatory Veto

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Rauner has amendatorily vetoed a bill lawmakers approved a few months ago that would reopen the museum and all its satellite locations.

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Woman Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter of Child Sentenced

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Cammie Kelly is going to prison for four years.