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Springfield BOE Approves New Teacher Contract

The Springfield Board of Education has approved a new teachers’ contract for the upcoming budget year.

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Auburn to Allow Video Gambling

Video gambling is coming to Auburn.

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Zoo Quarantine Building Comes in Over Bid, Exec. Director Search Nearing End

The Henson Robinson Zoo is moving forward with plans to build a new Quarantine Building… at least it’s trying to.

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Senate Ed. Funding Committee Holds First Meeting

Ideas for making Illinois school funding less of a “haves versus have-nots” story could surface in the next six months.

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Chatham Family Seeks Answers for Daughter’s Fundraiser

A Chatham family is seeking answers after thousands of dollars raised for their daughter wasn’t used for that purpose.

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Progress Made on Downtown Springfield Rehab

Progress on rehabilitation of a downtown Springfield building is moving along — with major construction now taking place on exterior facades.

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Brief Terrorism Scare at DCFS

A brief scare at the Department of Children and Family Services building in downtown Springfield turned out to be a false alarm.

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Interstate Speed Limits to Increase in 2014

Illinois drivers will soon be able to drive 70 mph on rural interstates under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Federal Study: I-55 Among Most Traveled in Nation

A new federal report says Illinois highways are the fifth-busiest in the nation, I-55 is the most traveled in Illinois.

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State Police Cars Get New Look

Something old is new again for the Illinois State Police.

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Oberweis Courts Black Vote

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"Pastor on the roof" backs Republican

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Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

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Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

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The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

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The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

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An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.