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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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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

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A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.

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Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…

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Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Right to Work Zones

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The drive to dilute union influence in Illinois could hit a snag.

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SNAP Wants Springfield Diocese to Out Pedophile Priests

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The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is accusing the Springfield Catholic Diocese of not being open when it comes to two alleged pedophile priests who spent time in the diocese.

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Gas Still Cheap, But Cost Increases

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Statewide, the average price is now $2.44.