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Man Allegedly Swings at Security Guard While Taking $1,000 in Merchandise

A Springfield man has been arrested after trying to assault a security guard after stealing more than $1,000 in clothing.

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Macon, DeWitt Counties Could See Cameras in Courts

Cameras could be allowed in six circuit courts in central and eastern Illinois within the next several weeks.

Brady: Pension Solution Could Surface Next Week

The conference committee on pension reform may be close to an agreement, according to State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington).

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Aldermen Approve Controversial Liquor License, Ameren Contract

The Springfield city council convincingly overruled the home alderman and approved a liquor license so a bar and grill, owned and operated by those who owned Scandals, can relocate to South 11th Street.

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Man Wanted For Armed Robberies Behind Bars

A man who allegedly robbed two pizza delivery drivers has been arrested.

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DIRT Team Makes Early Morning Bust

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s DIRT team have taken about 35-hundred dollars in drugs off the street.

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Cops Keep Eye on Crime During Fair

Hundreds of thousands of people will soon flood the north end for the Illinois State Fair — but with the influx of people could come an influx of crime.

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Complaints of Lewd Acts Result in Arrests

Three men have been arrested in a north end sting looking for public indecency.

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I-72 to Get $10.8 Million in Repairs

Sangamon County will see more highway improvements through the Illinois Jobs Now program.

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Roodhouse Lottery Winner Struck By Lightning — Twice

A Roodhouse man says was struck by lightning — twice — before he won the lottery.

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Full Text of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

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Following is the text, as provided by The White House, of President Obama’s speech to the Illinois General Assembly. 1:03…

39 mins ago in Local

LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

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Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

47 mins ago in Local

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

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President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

6 hours ago in Local

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

7 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.