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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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Millikin Student’s Cause of Death “Undetermined”

The Macon County coroner’s office says the preliminary cause of death for a 19-year-old Millikin University student is “undetermined.”

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Savings of Madigan’s Pension Proposal Disputed

The estimated savings on a pension proposal backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan earlier this year is nearly $25 billion less than originally thought.

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Kirk Advocates for Syrian Missle Strike

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is advocating for the U.S. to launch a missile strike at the Syrian regime which is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians.

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Smart Phones Useable as Proof of Auto Insurance

Illinoisans can now use their phones to show proof of car insurance.

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Concealed Carry Appeal Date Set

A federal appeals court will hear arguments October 3rd over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s concealed-carry law.

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Glenwood Coaches Mindful of Heat as Season Approaches

As the football season kicks into high gear, area schools are still mindful of the hot weather we will still have.

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Quinn So Far Mum on Proposed Pension Changes

Gov. Pat Quinn won’t say whether he’s behind the pension plan being considered by the conference committee, but says their progress is “positive.”

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Speciality License Plates Approved, But Not Yet Produced

Before a new plate can be manufactured, there must be commitments from at least 1500 motorists.

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Clean Jobs Coalition’s Idea to Comply with Federal Mandates: Pass Our Bill

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How will Illinois comply with the president’s Clean Power Plan? One group has the answer – pass our bill.

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Florida Healthcare Technology Firm to Hire 300 in Decatur

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Convey Health Solutions announced that it will open an office in Decatur and need to hire a mix of permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time workers.

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Outbreak of Mumps Affecting Mostly U of I C-U Campus Students

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Sixty people in the Champaign-Urbana have been reported since April as having the mumps -- most of which are from University of Illinois students.

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Weekend Springfield Fires Displace At Least 15

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Two fires displaced at least 15 Springfield residents over the weekend.

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Teens Arrested for Shooting

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A Springfield teenager is behind bars for what police suspect was a drive-by shooting Sunday night.