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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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Rochester Approves CWLP Agreement, Monthly Increase

Citizens in the village of Rochester will see a hike in their water bills very soon. The village board approved…

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Scandals’ Owner: Houston Withholding Liquor License

A Springfield business owner is accusing Mayor Mike Houston of withholding a liquor license for not meeting certain demands.

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Farmersville Opera House Receives $1,000 Grant

A Farmersville landmark will get help from a state grant to make much needed repairs.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk to Make First Springfield Appearance Since Stroke

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is making his first trip to central Illinois since his January 2012 stroke.

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Crop Forecast Near Average, Much Better Than 2012

Illinois farmers are recovering from last year’s drought.

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Jobe: Use TIF Funds for Downtown Surplus Property Purchase

One Springfield alderman is looking to expedite the purchase of underused downtown property.

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Group Home Destroyed by Fire

A fire Sunday afternoon destroyed a group home for the United Cerebal Palsy organization.  The house, located on Sangamon Avenue…

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Vets Honored at Fair

The Sunday of the first weekend of the Illinois State Fair customarily inculdes a veterans’ program and some bill signings.…

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Repeat Winners at State Fair Calling Contests

Repeat winners took home the prize money at the Illinois State Fair’s calling contests.

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Mom, who has neither custody nor visitation rights, is jailed

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Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

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GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.