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Interim City Attorney Named

The city of Springfield has a new top attorney. Mayor Mike Houston has appointed retired judge John Mehlick as acting…

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Scandals Brewing in Springfield’s Ward 2?

Some Springfield aldermen say they’re tired of one of their colleagues perpetually holding liquor license requests in committee.

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Second Pease’s Robber Found Guilty

One of three men who robbed a Pease’s Candy Shop last summer has been found guilty.

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Illinois State Fair Kicks Off Next Friday

Springfield’s north end is about to welcome close to a million people. State Fair time is coming.

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Night and Day Difference Between 2012 and 2013 Lake Springfield Levels

At a quarter foot below full pool, Lake Springfield is above its average level for this time of year.

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Spree Killer Wants Divorce

Convicted murderer Nicholas Sheley has filed for divorce in a handwritten petition. Sheley is accused in the deaths of eight…

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Simon Announces Run For Comptroller

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running for comptroller.

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Aldermen Want Changes In New Contract With Ameren

It’s time for the city of Springfield to renew its long term contract with Ameren to allow it to maintain gas infrastructure in the city.

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New Technology Makes Property Information More Accessible

Sangamon County as added more technology that will keep you from having to make a trip to the county building

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Man Robbed By Group with Plastic Guns

A Springfield man was robbed of five dollars in change after he had toy guns pulled on him.

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Palazzolo Slams CWLP for Fee Increase Proposal

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He says asking customers for more money is the wrong way to go, especially if the utility wants to attract new customers.

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District 186 Administrative Offices Burglarized

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Springfield Police are looking for clues as to who tried to burglarize Springfield Public Schools' administrative offices.

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Inmate Escapes from Vandalia Prison

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An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a prison in Vandalia.

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Former IDPH Administrator Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Filing False Returns

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A former Illinois Department of Public Health Administrator has pleaded guilty to bribery, kickbacks, and filing false income tax returns.

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Christie Returns, Stumps for Rauner in Chicago

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The leader of the Republican Governors’ Association considers the governor’s race in Illinois the most important in the country.