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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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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.

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Springfield CVB Nabs National “G.I. Joe” Convention

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It's not unusual for Springfield to host conventions for collectors of certain types of memorabilia, but this is a first.

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Sangamon Co. Authorities Investigate Jury Duty Scam

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The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is warning of a jury duty scam that's so far affected several people.

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Poe Returns to House Chamber to Thunderous Applause

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Poe is back in the saddle after being sidelined for months due to a blood disorder.

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Meteorological Winter Ends; Illinois Was About Average

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Winter is over -- at least for the people who study the weather.