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Vienna Standoff Continues

Police are still surrounding the home of a southern Illinois man they say has been holed up since Saturday.

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Capital Area Career Center — Dropout Fighting Tool?

A presentation on Springfield’s vocational center for high school students turned into a discussion about whether it can lower dropout rates.


Springfield Park Board to Post Exec. Director Opening, Six Months Later

It’s been six months since Springfield Park District Executive Director Mike Stratton resigned and Derek Harms took over on an interim basis. The Park Board is just now beginning to post ads looking for a permanent director.


Crop Progress in Line With Averages

All Illinois farmers need is a little rain, and they’ll be all set.

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Quinn Signs Traffic Safety Laws

Illinois has three new traffic laws on the books, signed Monday by the governor.


Man Robs Springfield Bank, Found Next Door

A man who robbed a Springfield bank was caught after not covering his tracks.


Springfield Man Arrested for Bar Robbery

Springfield Police have arrested a man they say robbed a downtown wine bar of two-thousand dollars.


Quinn Signs Prison-to-Work Incentive Laws

Illinois has some new laws on the books aimed at keeping those who’ve gotten out of prison from going back in.


Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down Immediate Concealed Carry

A Chicago federal appeals court isn’t letting Illinoisans immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledging concealed-carry law, but says it will give the matter a speedy review.


Wanted: Minority Organ Donations

The Illinois secretary of state is urging minorities to sign up to be organ donors.  In some cases, organ transplants…

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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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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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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.