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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.

Quinn: Lawmaker Pay Case Could be “Landmark”

Gov. Pat Quinn says a lawsuit over his decision to suspend lawmaker pay for failing to act on the state pension crisis will be a “landmark” case.

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

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Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

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Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.