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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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Springfield Company Awarded Concealed Carry Upgrade Contracts

Illinois has awarded contracts for computer upgrades intended to screen out people prohibited from carrying concealed weapons under the state’s new gun legislation.

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13th Congressional District Race Grows

A University of Illinois physicist has joined next year’s race for the state’s 13th Congressional District seat.

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One Seriously Injured in Springfield Motorcycle Accident

Clearlake Avenue at Martin Luther King Drive was shut down for several hours Tuesday due to a motorcycle/minivan collision.

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Ward 6 Ald. Jobe Accused of Battery

Springfield Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe has been accused of battery by one of his neighbors.

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Springfield Man Gets 18.5 Years for Injuring Baby

A Springfield man who severely injured his two-month old son has been sentenced to 18-and-a-half years in prison.

Quinn Hints at Special Session During State Fair

Gov. Pat Quinn is hinting at the possibility of a special session on pensions when lawmakers are in Springfield next month for the Illinois State Fair.

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Still No Traction for Farm Bill

U-S Senator Dick Durbin says the version of the new Farm Bill that the Senate has passed brings together both…

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House Records Show Schock Reimbursed U.S. $122,590

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Money was repaid before the former congressman resigned in March.

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Illinois Lawmakers Look Ahead to Make Budget Negotiations Easier

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Plan would have proposals analyzed before they left committee.

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.