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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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Poe Responds to “Anti-Business” Comments

State Representative Raymond Poe, in the running to replace Tom Cross as Illinois House Minority Leader, is firing back after…

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The Purple Hotel Meets the Wrecking Ball

One of the landmarks in the history of Illinois political corruption is being demolished. The Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood, which…

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Brady Continues Support of Gay Marriage

The American Civil Liberties Union has hired a consulting firm started by the Illinois Republican Party’s former chairman to help…

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Central Illinois Bank Robber Sentenced

A 33-year-old Lake Fork man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for robbing two central Illinois banks while on supervised release.

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IL Dept of Ag Looking into Cover Crops

A three-year pilot program will have “cover crops” planted in more than a dozen locations in Illinois.   Cover crops…

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“Early-Out” Decatur Parolee Accused of Murder

The Associated Press has learned the suspect in a Decatur murder is one of 1,600 Illinois inmates released early as part of the state’s revamped good-behavior release program.

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Work Doesn’t Stop Because of the Heat

Kids may be heading home early from school and air conditioners may be running at maximum, but city work crews…

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More Early School Closings Due to Heat

Springfield School District 186 is joining other area districts in dismissing students early because of the oppressive heat.

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Mixed News for Ball-Chatham Schools Budget

The 2014 fiscal year draft budget has been presented to the Ball Chatham Community School Board. Transportation and per pupil…

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