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6-3-15 Springfield Police Chief Forum

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Residents Share Police Chief Views

It didn't stick to the script, but Springfield residents have already had plenty to say about what traits the next Police Chief should have.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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New Audience, Same Message: Blame Democrats

Gov. Bruce Rauner convened a meeting of his cabinet Wednesday afternoon.

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Schock’s Executive Assistant Testifies in Springfield

Sarah Rogers was in Springfield's federal building for a total of five hours Wednesday.

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson and entertainer Ciara Harris arrive for a state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the White House in Washington.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson surprise kids at children’s hospital

Ciara and her boyfriend, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, delighted young patients at a Washington children's hospital by making a surprise visit.

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Randall's Island in 2007.

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Tim Commerford features gory surgery in music video

The Former Rage Against the Machine bassist has shared gory video footage of his back operation in a shocking new music video.

2015 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas

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Taylor Swift explains why she was hiking backwards

Taylor Swift has shed light on a series of odd photos depicting her walking backwards on a hike in Los Angeles.

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Sherman Considers Strengthening Soliciting Ordinance, Setting Up Local Court

The Village of Sherman is trying to clean up its ordinance regarding peddlers and solicitors, and solve a problem it has with the current ordinance.

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‘Game of Thrones’ editor killed by lion

A special effects editor who worked on "Game of Thrones" has been mauled to death by a lion at a safari park in South Africa.

Law enforcement officials are gathered on a residential street in Everett, Massachusetts June 2, 2015 in connection to a man shot dead by law enforcement in Boston after coming at them with a large knife when they tried to question him as part of a terrorism-related investigation, authorities said.

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Slain Boston man had planned to kill police officers

A Massachusetts man slain by law enforcement officers had discussed plans to behead police officers with an associate arrested the same day.

5-12-15 Langfelder Eric Hobbie

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Langfelder Wants to Move Forward with Hunter Lake — Soon

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he will push an ordinance within the next month moving forward with the building up of Hunter Lake.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's quarter-final match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 3, 2015.

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Novak Djokovic thrashes Rafa Nadal to reach French Open semis

Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he addresses reporters during a joint press conference with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, at the OECD headquarter in Paris, Thursday March 12, 2015.

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Global watchdog slashes US economic forcast

The world economy risks a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost sluggish investments.

3-10-15 Springfield Diocese

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Catholic Bishops: Don’t Rely on Gambling Expansion

Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois have told state lawmakers they shouldn't turn to gambling as a revenue fix for the state's troubled budget.

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Slowdown in Medical Marijuana Applications

Illinois sent about 200 approval letters in May to patients who qualify for the new medical marijuana program.

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Violent Crime Task Force Formed in Champaign

Four Champaign County police chiefs and the county sheriff are starting a new task force aimed at curbing violent crime in the area.

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U of I President Moves Money to Student Programs

The University of Illinois' new president says one of his first actions will be to transfer $8.2 million of his discretionary money from administration to financial aid and other student programs.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley speaks as FBI Special Agent in Charge of Boston Vincent B. Lisi, left to right, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, far right, look on during a joint news conference at the Boston Police Department's Headquarters Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. A man under surveillance by a joint terrorism task force was shot and killed outside a pharmacy Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a city police officer when asked to drop his military style knife before the officer and an FBI agent opened fire.

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Man shot dead after lunging at police in Boston

A man who was under surveillance by terrorism investigators lunged with a knife at a police in Boston.

A playground is seen behind a locked gate at Woods Elementary Math & Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois, United States, May 8, 2015.

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Empty schools pose tough sell for Chicago

Shuttered buildings have become a vivid symbol of the fight over Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's education reform.

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REVIEW: The ‘Entourage’ movie is the TV show on steroids

It's time to check back in on Vincent, Turtle, Drama, E and Ari with an unnecessary Entourage feature.

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New Chinese restaurant’s name: I Don’t Know

There's a new Chinese restaurant in Rochester. The name? I Don't Know.

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Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?

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Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

RMU President Mablene Krueger

RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

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City Council to Reconsider Eliminating Vacation Payout

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council could finally be poised to consider nixing a plan that gives city employees a higher retirement benefit, at the expense of unused vacation pay.

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Professor Suing U of I Has New Job

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Steven Salaita will work for the American University of Beirut.

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Plenty of Room Left at Illinois Landfills

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Existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.