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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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Cancer Drug Tested on Dogs Slated for Human Trials

An anti-cancer drug for dogs is being tested at the University of Illinois and it’s showing some promise.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Man Robs Springfield Bank, Found Next Door

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

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Springfield Man Arrested for Bar Robbery

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

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Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

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A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.

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Effingham Cross Draws Nearly 10k Visitors

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9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads.

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Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

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Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

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A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.