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7-31-15 Lincoln Exhibit

Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.

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Questions About Accused Teen Murderer’s Mental Fitness

Questions have risen about the mental fitness of a Springfield teenager being tried as an adult for murder.

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Police Arrest 10 Suspected of Drug, Gun Crimes

Authorities say they have arrested ten people they beleive have involved in either drug or gun violence, or both.

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Blagojevich Attorney to Ask Full Court for Rehearing

The unanimous ruling let 13 counts stand. Requests for full-court hearings aren't granted automatically.

7-31-15 Shooting

UPDATE: Shooting Victim Was Teenager

Springfield police say it was a 17-year-old boy that was found shot in the head inside a home on South 23rd Street on the city's east side Thursday.

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Candidate Lindsey Graham Campaigns in Illinois

Talks immigration, supports Kirk

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Report: Overhaul Illinois Tax System

CTBA: Tax services, go to graduated income tax

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House on UIS Campus Added to National Register

A Sangamon County home first built in 1845 and described as one of the oldest in the area is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

7-6-15 Shooting

Man Found Dead in 23rd Street Home

A family member found him inside with a gunshot wound to the head, no gun was found on the scene.

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Hundreds Rally for Expanded Access to Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana advocates are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner expand access to the program.

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Bill Supporting “Interstate Crowdfunding” Signed

It's not your father's investment, and it's not Kickstarter.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal DUI

A Springfield man allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car into a tree downtown, killing two passengers, has pleaded not guilty.

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Springfield-Area Historic Site Visits Mostly Down

Most of the historic sites in the Springfield area have seen a decline in attendance despite last year's increase in tourism statewide.

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Agreement Reached on Schock Contempt Charges

Schock and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusations.

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Electricity on the Open Market

CUB has comparison tool online

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DCFS Answers Criticism

Poor record-keeping, no training about runaways

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Schock in Court

His lawyers say they want to protect his constitutional rights

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Crooked Contractor Sent to Prison

A Springfield man is admitting to bilking a customer out of more than $50,000 for home repair work he never did.

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State Contract with AFSCME Extended 2 Months; Governor Vetoes Anti-Strike Bill

There's still no state budget, but contract talks continue with the biggest state workers' union.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.

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Killing of Cecil the Lion triggers probe by U.S. agency

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The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading.