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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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Schock Embarks on Listening Tour

Congressman Aaron Schock hopped aboard an R-V with his staff Monday to make a listening tour of his district…including 20 towns…

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State Fair History is Long, Colorful

The Illinois State Fair wasn’t always in Springfield.  In its first 40 years, the fair was held in a dozen…

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Kids’ Racing Could Be Coming to the County

Sunday Go-Kart racing in New Berlin could get underway as soon as this month as the Sangamon County Board approved…

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Police Snatch Purse Snatcher

A 20 year old Springfield man has been arrested after allegedly snatching a purse, and being chased down by someone 50 years his senior.

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Audit: Prison System Lost Hundreds of Computers

Illinois’ auditor has found that the state’s prison systems have lost 240 computers.

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Same Sex Marriage Decision Coming in September

A Cook County judge won’t decide until late September on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s same sex marriage ban.

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August Gas Prices Up, Down

The price of gas is both going up and coming down.

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“Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” Hits Springfield

A new national movement called Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment has a presence in Springfield.

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African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

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.

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.

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Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

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Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

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A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

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Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

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Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

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Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

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Census says numbers are stagnant