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Former U.S. Sen. Dixon Recounts Days in Washington, Gives Advice to Current Lawmakers

A former Illinois. U.S. Senator says the government is missing bipartisanship.

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Southern View Meets with IDOT on 6th Street Expansion

The Illinois Department of Transportation is moving forward with the expansion of 6th Street in Springfield. Southern View Village President…

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Springfield Man Gets 16 Years for Child Beating

Sixteen years in prison is the sentence given today to a Springfield man convicted of severely beating his infant daughter last year and causing permanent brain damage.

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“Mama’s Kitchen” Awarded Contentious Liquor License

Owners of a new restaurant on the city’s east side have scored a victory — the mayor has signed their liquor license and has compromised on a number of contentious issues.

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Feds to Investigate Western Ill. Pipeline Explosion

Federal officials and a Texas company are investigating a pipeline explosion in western Illinois that sent flames hundreds of feet in the air and left a 15-foot-deep crater in a cornfield.

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Moody’s Downgrades Debt of 7 Public Ill. Universities

Officials at the University of Illinois are not suprised by Moody’s debt rating downgrade.

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Another Year, Another Cool August

Central Illinois’ cool weather pattern this August is almost becoming tradition. This is the second year in a row the region has experiences cooler than average temperatures.

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State Fair’s Democrat Day to be Markedly Different This Year

Gov. Pat Quinn is not popular with state lawmakers and other officials. Governor’s Day activities Wednesday at the Illinois State Fair stand to be drastically different from previous years. Coincidence?

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Lincoln at the Fair Every Day

What would Lincoln say? It depends on the day.

Revised District 186 Residency Requirement Nears Completion

The Springfield School board is a little bit closer to enforcing a policy that would make high ranking District 186…

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