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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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Legislation Surfaces to “Fix” This Year’s State Budget

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A bill for fund sweeps to fix the state budget now is in play in the legislature.

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Illinois Delegation Reacts to Netanyahu

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Durbin attended out of respect to Jews; Schakowsky boycotted

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More Testimony about School Funding

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Manar airs out new SB 1

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Libri Retires; Last Day as Circuit Clerk March 31

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First elected in 1996 following one term as auditor

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Springfield Public Schools Look at Financing Options

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Springfield Public Schools is putting a plan in place if state budget cuts end up meaning cutting at least two state aid payments.