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More Money Toward City Pensions? Not So Fast, Say Budgeteers

Some Springfield aldermen want to take a budget windfall and put it toward police and fire pensions, but city budgeteers are advising against it at the moment.

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Springfield Police Seek Tips on East Side Armed Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for help solving an armed robbery at an east side bar.

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Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati events

Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.

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Chris Pratt goes from slob to heartthrob

With a more buff physique than his character Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Pratt combines cocky and dorky into an unlikely leader of a band of outcasts bent on saving the galaxy.

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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

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One School District Taking Advantage of New Safety App

School officials and first responders will soon be able to use a state-of-the-art tool to respond to emergencies

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Little girl doesn’t want her brother to grow up

Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

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Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

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At 100, Rhode Island woman finally graduates

A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

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Oberweis Curries Coal Favor in Williamsville

Disses Durbin's dependability

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Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of its content.

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PGA Tour commissioner, Woods hope for big finish

Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings.

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In Clippers case, court does dirty work for NBA

A court has thrown the league a big life preserver by clearing the way for the $2 billion sale of the franchise.

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NCAA to settle concussion suit with $70M fund

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of student athletes in a move to change the way colleges address sports safety.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 30.

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Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom nearly come to blows

The actor and the troubled pop star reportedly got into an altercation early Wednesday at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

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More Money Toward City Pensions? Not So Fast, Say Budgeteers

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Some Springfield aldermen want to take a budget windfall and put it toward police and fire pensions, but city budgeteers are advising against it at the moment.

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Springfield Police Seek Tips on East Side Armed Robbery

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Springfield Police are looking for help solving an armed robbery at an east side bar.

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One School District Taking Advantage of New Safety App

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School officials and first responders will soon be able to use a state-of-the-art tool to respond to emergencies

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Oberweis Curries Coal Favor in Williamsville

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.