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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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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

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Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

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GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

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Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

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IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

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Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

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Green Party vows to fight decision