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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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U of I Economist: Farmers Who Rent May Need To Re-Negotiate

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A University of Illinois Economist says farmers who rent may have to renegotiate their terms due to fall in profits.

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Thousands of Gallons of Used Cooking Oil Stolen: 3 Arrested

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Three men have been arrested for stealing cooking oil from restaurants to sell to biodiesel plants.

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Prison Time For Former Custodian: Sex With Special Ed Student

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A former Jr. High custodian goes to prison for sex with a 15-year-old special education student.

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Minimum Wage: Illinois Workers Demand Increase

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Illinois Fast Food Workers demand an increase in the state's minimum wage.

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Potential for Severe Weather Today in Central Illinois

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Potential threat of severe weather this afternoon through tonight in Springfield and Central Illinois.