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Springfield Police Report String of Cab Robberies

Springfield Police are investigating what they say is a string of cab driver robberies.

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Former State Rep. Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

Former State Representative Connie Howard has pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

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Two Car Crash in Petersburg Kills One

A two vehicle crash took a life near Petersburg this afternoon.

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Dynegy Seeks Pollution Waivers for Ameren Plant Purchases

Houston-based Dynegy Inc. is again asking for a waiver from pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants that it wants to buy from Ameren.

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Governor Candidate: Pass S.B.1

A candidate for governor believes he has discovered a place to apply political pressure on the pension issue.

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The Center’s Expansion Well Underway

From concept to reality…that’s what is happening at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.  The expansion and renovation of…

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Lt. Gov. Simon Seeks Clemency for Jacksonville Abolitionists

Illinois’ lieutenant governor is seeking clemency for two Jacksonville-area abolitionists. Sheila Simon on Tuesday filed petitions with the Illinois Prisoner…

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Springfield Man in Critical Condition Following Crash

A motorcycle and mini van crash at the intersection of Clear Lake Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on…

Lincoln Letter Verified

A new document related to Abraham Lincoln has been verified by a program administered by Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library…

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Report Highlights Water Pollution From Coal-Fueled Powerplants

A new report claims coal-fueled power plants have gotten around clean water laws for decades, and Illinois has some of the worst offenders.

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Change to Redistricting Advances

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Senate must vote this week if it's to go onto the balot

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Army Corps Approves Conducting Hunter Lake Study; Council Approves Simpson Appointment

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An environmental impact study on the city’s proposed Hunter Lake as a backup water supply has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers to be conducted.

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31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

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Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

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Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

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No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

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Maybe Wednesday