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Human Remains in Rochester Identified

The Sangamon County Coroner's Office has identified the female remains found in Rochester on July 19th.

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Sangamon County Leads State in Tourism Growth

Numbers released by the Illinois Office of Tourism indicates the Springfield area continues to be a big draw for visitors.

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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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Police Arrest 5 in Shooting, Crash at Dirksen & South Grand

Police have arrested five people in connection with a shooting turned high speed chase turned crash late Tuesday night.

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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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Summer School Program for Low-Income Students Deemed a Success

A program run by Springfield's Family Service Center "graduated" 75 elementary students Wednesday

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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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Oberweis Curries Coal Favor in Williamsville

Disses Durbin's dependability

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

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Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

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School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot

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Crash Leaves One Dead Near Waverly

No identification released

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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

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Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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

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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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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

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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

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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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Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

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