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Illinois Farmers Looking for Rain

It’s no drought, just a dry spell. But Illinois farmers are probably ready for it to be over.

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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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Fire Displaces Seven

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No injuries reported

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Report: State Unemployment Rate Drops Again

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Lowest in more than 6 years

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State Lawmakers May Return to Springfield Earlier Than Planned

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But will Senate and House leaders agree?

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Jacksonville Area Teacher Arrested

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Durbin Weighs in on Cuba Relations

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For the the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and…