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Town Hall Meetings to Continue Discussions on Community Relations

No one expecting violence in Springfield in expected grand jury decision in Ferguson case, but discussions with community groups need to continue


Enos Park Residents Successfully Sue Nuisance Property Owners

Some Enos Park homeowners and their attorney are taking neighborhood revitalization into their own hands... by suing.


Council Advances Griffin Appointment to Coordinator Position

Springfield Aldermen didn't even have to talk about appointing their former colleague, Tim Griffin, to become the next city council coordinator.


Rauner Meets with Madigan, Cullerton in Chicago

The trio met for roughly two hours Thursday at the private Chicago Club.

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Car Vs. Deer Accidents Down

Deer population slightly down, too


Two Arrested Following East Side Shooting

Two men are in custody after a shooting in an east side apartment complex late Wednesday night.

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Computer SOS at the SOS

Driver’s license facilities will reopen today after a computer outage affected operations at all 138 of the offices in the…


Movement Starts to Retrofit CWLP Power Plant

City Water Light and Power is about to embark on a $10 million venture known as the Natural Gas Startup Project.


Money, Electronics Stolen from Springfield Churches, Schools

Thefts from Springfield schools and churches have raised a few eyebrows in the Springfield Police Department.

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Quinn Calls Rauner

It took more a week after the election


A Place to Call Home for Some Homeless Veterans

There may always be homeless veterans but, a facility in Springfield is helping in its own way


Griffin Resigns Aldermanic Seat; Expected to Become City Council Coordinator

Springfield Ward 10 Alderman Tim Griffin has resigned.


Belleville Woman Convicted of Medicaid Fraud

A Belleville woman faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to health care fraud.

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Illinois State Police Repair Damaged Roof Over Evidence Room

Illinois State Police are fixing a leaky roof over an evidence room in a building near their downtown Springfield headquarters.


Amazon Moves Here, You Pay Sales Tax

The days of tax-free shopping on Amazon are numbered, even though they never really existed


Calls to Illinois Ebola Hotline Drop

Illinois is still Ebola-free, and residents don’t seem to be all that concerned about the virus anymore. One of the…

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Grand jury reaches decision in Michael Brown shooting


An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.

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Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary


Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan


The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’


The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll


The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.