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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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Springfield CVB Nabs National “G.I. Joe” Convention

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It's not unusual for Springfield to host conventions for collectors of certain types of memorabilia, but this is a first.

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Sangamon Co. Authorities Investigate Jury Duty Scam

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The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is warning of a jury duty scam that's so far affected several people.

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Poe Returns to House Chamber to Thunderous Applause

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Poe is back in the saddle after being sidelined for months due to a blood disorder.

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Meteorological Winter Ends; Illinois Was About Average

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Winter is over -- at least for the people who study the weather.

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Memorial Medical Center Opens New Surgical Center

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Springfield's Memorial Medical Center has a new surgical center.