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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.

7-31-15 SPD Press Conference

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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Sherman in Good Financial Setting

There might be one easy way to describe the budget situation...in Sherman.

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Electronics Recycling Available in Springfield — Take 2

Springfield residents will have another opportunity to get rid of their unwanted electronics by recycling them.

National Headlines

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.

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Obama to herald New Orleans’ progress ahead of Katrina anniversary

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President Barack Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm.