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A Link Between Japan and Gettysburg Made in Springfield

Representatives of sister city make visit to mark Lincoln's famous speech

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Cross Concedes Treasurer’s Race, Frerichs Wins

Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.

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Aldermen OK $2M to Retrofit Generators

Sierra Club urged shutdown; CWLP says not economically viable

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The Viper Mine Expansion Is a Go

Supporters: 300 jobs at stake

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A Lot of Talk and No Action on SB 16

School finance bill won't be called in House

FILE - This combo of file photos shows the candidates for Illinois state treasurer from left, Republican state Rep. Tom Cross and Democratic state Sen. Mike Frerichs. The race between the two candidates remains unsettled two days after the Nov. 4, 2014 election.

Updated: Nearly 10,000-Vote Lead for Frerichs

Unofficial totals favor Democrat; certification Nov. 30

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Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect on 19th Street

Springfield Police say they've arrested the suspect accused of murdering a man on the east side earlier this month.

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Demolition Begins on Knox Flats Apartment Building

A building that has stood for nearly 100 years just south of downtown Springfield is nothing but a heap of bricks now.

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Ex-Kincaid Mayor’s Trial Postponed Again

Faces drug, violation of protection charges

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SIU School of Medicine Receives $250k Grant for Mental Health

Janet Albers, chair of Family and Community Medicine at SIU, says the money is a huge help.

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Springfield Schools Prepare to Support SB16

Springfield school board members are getting involved in the effort to pass a statewide initiative to change the way Illinois school districts are funded.

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Election Official Steps Down Amid Ballot Scrutiny

The longtime director of the Danville Election Commission is stepping down weeks after Republicans scrutinized how ballots were handled.

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Judge Considers Injunction Over Fracking

A Madison County judge is mulling over whether to grant a preliminary injunction to stop new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect.

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Big Finish Is Coming for Crops

Weather may have a chilling effect on winter wheat planting

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

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Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

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Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

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Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M

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Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill

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The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015.