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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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Student Loan Relief? Rates Could Roll-Back

US Senator Dick Durbin says he is hopeful Congress can reverse the recent jump in interest rates on student loans. …

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

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The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

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The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

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An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

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Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

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A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.