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Funeral for Cardinal George Set for Thursday

Cardinal George died Friday at the age of 78.

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Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.

4-17-15 IDOC Cadet Graduation

New Class of State Prison Guards Graduates

There are now some new people to work at some of the state's prisons.

AUSTIN W CLOUSE

Springfield Man Tased, Eludes Police, Turns Self In

A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.

Francis Cardinal George

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George Dies

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.

Morning Newswatch

NIU Offers Course on “Game of Thrones”

Northern Illinois University has an honors-level course called "Game of Thrones, Television, and Medieval History."

Budget Cuts

Budget Puts Out Illinois Tobacco QuitLine

The Illinois Tobacco Quit Line is going away cold turkey.

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State’s Medical Marijuana Director to Resign

Bob Morgan is resigning May sixth in order to go into private law practice.

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SIU Tuition to Increase

$8,800 a year for Illinois residents.

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House Passes North Mac Inspired Bill to Put CO Detectors in Schools

Sponsor wants to prevent another North Mac

4-16-15 Storm Sewer Meeting

City Attempts to Address Northeast Springfield Flooding Problems

The Springfield Public Works Department will try to work on and investigate the storm sewer system in one part of Northeastern Springfield.

4-16-15 Carillon

Park Board Approves Master Plan for Carillon

There is now a long-term place in plan for Springfield's Carillon.

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Springfield, Area Districts Get Some State Money Back Following Cuts

Springfield Public Schools will get about $798,000 from the state due to the fallout from Governor Bruce Rauner's across the board budget cut.

Weekend Newswatch

Illinois Remembers Holocaust at Old State Capitol

"It's a day when we remind ourselves of what can happen when evil people do evil things, and good people do nothing about it."

Survey

UIS Conducting Another Sangamon Co. Citizens Survey

This year's survey will focus on education, but also will deal with other issues.

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Saturday Deadline Regarding Medical Marijuana Testimony

Those who want medical marijuana to be available to treat more afflictions have until Saturday to sign up.

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Report: Schock Spent Campaign Money at Tiffany & Co. Prior to Resignation

Schock spent $3,100 at Tiffany and Co. for bowls to donors.

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Judge Says Lawyers Get $1.5M in Retiree Premium Refunds

A state pension law was overturned by the state Supreme Court last summer, because it altered promised benefits.

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Police Seek Springfield Church Burglars

Springfield Police are looking for people who broke into an east side church.

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LGBT Agenda: No Conversion Therapy

Lessbian state rep says her mom tried to convert her

National Headlines

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Boston bomber’s lawyer urges ‘unrelenting punishment’ over death

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Convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers are urging jurors to reject the death penalty, saying "no punishment could ever be equal to the terrible effects of these crimes."

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PHOTOS: Nepal earthquake

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Rescue and relief efforts are underway after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

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Death toll climbs as Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief

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Thousands began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday after two days of powerful aftershocks and shortages of food and water.

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Gas prices jump 13 cents; could climb further

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The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped in the past two weeks to $2.58.

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Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

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The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran.