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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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Police Impersonators Tie Up, Gag Victim South of Springfield

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State Police are trying to find another round of police impersonators.

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108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

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The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds.

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Mine Simulator Under Construction in Harrisburg

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Coal mining is still a big deal in Illinois, and Terry Bruce says there's really no end in sight.

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Quinn Signs Flood Fighting Measure

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A newly signed law is aimed at fighting the effects of flooding around Illinois.

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Guilty Plea in Drug Induced Homicide

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Springfield man faces 30 years in drug death