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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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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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Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

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State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

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Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

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Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

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The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

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Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.