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Body Found at Springfield Hotel

Springfield Police say they do not suspect foul play after a body was found inside a local hotel.

7-1-15 Gohmert for Flynn

Texas Congressman Backs Flynn in 18th District Race

Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is on the stump for Mike Flynn.

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Former Treasurer’s Office Employees File Suit

The suit is the latest chapter in a saga involving sexual harassment claims that undercut Rutherford's 2014 campaign for governor.

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Rauner Borrows to Budget, Vetoes Legislator Pay Increases

Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year without a budget.

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10,000 Toilet Paper Rolls Stolen from Charity, Grocery Store Steps Up

It's a happy ending for a Springfield charity.

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Smoke Free Campus Law Is in Effect

Exceptions: inside a car

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Shutdown Today?

State leaders: We will do the best we can

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New Fiscal Year; No New Budget

Speaker challenges governor to compromise

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Springfield City Council Hears About NE Street Flooding Problems

It's not going to be easy, and it's not going to be cheap.

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CWLP Not Concerned About Supreme Court EPA Ruling

The Supreme Court decision striking down the EPA's regulations on toxic air emissions from power plants doesn't effect City Water Light and Power too much.

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Rauner Vetoes Portions of Transportation Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner sliced some chunks off the state construction budget before signin

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Dems Propose One Month State Budget

The state greets the new fiscal year with no budget, but there are alternatives.

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Ill. Route 97 Reopened at Koke Mill, Moore Rd. Following Accident

Police so far haven't said what caused the crash, nor have they said if there are any injuries.

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Man Dead After Motorcycle Crash

A Springfield man is dead after an early morning motorcycle crash.

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Winslow Remains as Police Chief

Kenny Winslow was the top choice out of nine candidates.

6-30-15 Rauner at DNr

Rauner Visits IEMA, IDNR, IDOT in Springfield — Tries to Reassure Employees

The governor is spending the last day of the fiscal year visiting state agencies in Springfield and Chicago, trying to reassure employees they’ll get paid.

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Flood Threat in Illinois

US Army Corps briefs state panel

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Old Finds in Restoration

Trio of historic buildings

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18th District Republican Congressional Candidates Debate

The three debated at the State Journal-Register Monday.

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Rauner, Legislative Leaders Meet — No Progress Reported

The governor and lawmakers have been at a stalemate for weeks over a spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

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A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.