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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.


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).


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.


Man Wanted For Armed Robberies Behind Bars

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


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.


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.


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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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.