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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

Fracking to Bring 45K Jobs to Southern Illinois

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The Illinois House has approved a series of regulations on the practice of fracking. Lawmakers supporting the new rules were…

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Friday, May 31, 201305/31/2013

An Economic Development Bill Gains Momentum in Illinois

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Legislation touted as a win for the entire state has passed the Illinois House. The bill, which materialized late Thursday…

Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Madigan’s Pension Overhaul Fails in Senate

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State Senators have overwhelmingly defeated House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension overhaul proposal on a 16-42 vote.

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Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Prosecutor: Harris Defense “Laughable”

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“Laughable” is what prosecutor Mike Atterbury called murder defendant Christopher Harris’ claim that he killed a 14-year-old boy in self-defense.

Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Senate Passes More Budget Bills

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The Illinois Senate has sent a handful of budget bills to the governor, including a supplemental budget bill that will…

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Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Springfield Man Gets 29 Years for Drug Dealing

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A Springfield man will serve 29 years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine.

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Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Springfield Officials Paint Rosy Budget Picture

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City officials are putting a positive spin on the city’s checking account.

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Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Henson Robinson Zoo Reopens

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The Henson Robinson Zoo has reopened after Monday’s storm forced it to close.

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Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Senate Bucks Governor’s Proposed Education Cuts

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The governor wanted to cut school transportation funding and to lower the amount of money going to schools.

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Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013

Springfield Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspect

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Springfield Police are investigating a bank robbery that took place around 9:00 Thursday morning.