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Police Looking for Gun-Wielding Man

Springfield police are looking for a man they say displayed a gun before a group of people on West Cook Street.

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9,000 Adoptees Have Claimed Birth Certificates in Illinois

Nearly 9,000 adoptees have claimed their birth certificates since Illinois fully re-opened birth records for adopted residents less than two…

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New Law Helps Athletes with Disabilities

A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports. Gov.…

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Stanley is Back!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is making its second trip to Illinois’ state capital in four seasons. The…

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More High School Grads, More Savings for State

Cutting the high school dropout rate by 50 percent could save Illinois $265 million in Medicaid costs. This is according…

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Michael Seal Sentenced For Killing His Mother

A Springfield man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he was convicted of stabbing his mother to death…

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Four Year Scholarships Given to Foster Children

Forty-eight current and former foster children are now getting the chance to go to college

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State Changing Tax Assessments on Farmland

Opening the property tax bill is going to be less fun than ever for many Southern Illinois farmland owners over the next several years.

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Lincoln Tomb Set for Repairs 19 Months Late

Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery is finally getting $700,000 worth of upgrades — more than a year and a half after the project was first announced.

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Truck, Freight Train Collide Near Blue Mound

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A truck driver was injured after he was hit by a freight train on Route 48 near the Macon/Christian County line.

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Florence Sentenced to 72 Years

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The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.