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Yearly Unemployment Drops Slightly in Springfield, Decatur Soars Again

Unemployment fell in seven of Illinois’ 12 metro areas in July. But some of the increases were sharp and driven by manufacturing declines.

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Former Gov. George Ryan Readjusting to Private Life

Former Gov. George Ryan says he’s still adjusting to private life in the weeks since his release from home confinement.

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Farm Progress Show Host Prepares Despite Crop Demonstration Cancellation

More than 100,000 guests are coming by. No pressure.

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Renters Earn More Protection Through New State Law

A new Illinois law will protect renters when the buildings go into foreclosure.

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State Fair Attendance Soars

More than 961,000 people passed through the gates this summer.

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Arrests Made in Spaulding Burglaries

Police have made a couple arrets in connection with a rash of residential burglaries north of Spaulding.

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Cross Steps Down as Ill. House Minority Leader, Poe Renews Interest

State Rep. Raymond Poe (R-Springfield) has indicated his interest in the leadership position in the past, and Wednesday renewed that interest in a written statement.

District 186 HR Director: All Teachers Now in Compliance

Springfield Public School teachers are now all in compliance with Illinois State Board of Education standards.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Motion to Disqualify Noll from Representing City

It was a small victory but, a victory nonetheless for the City of Springfield.

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Gunfire Damages North End Home

Gunfire damaged a north end home late Tuesday night and police don’t have anyone in custody.

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Rauner: Quinn Needs Patronage

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Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wants everyone hired under patronage rules at the Illinois Department of Transportation, but given non-patronage, work to be fired.

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Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

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The owner of Springfield's Bel-Aire motel likely died of natural causes.

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Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

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Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.

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Oak Ridge Cemetery Restoring Abe Lincoln’s Vault

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A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body after his 1865 funeral in Springfield is set to be restored, state officials said.

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Lifeline Connects People

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4 percent of Illinoisans have no phone