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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."


UIS Conducting Another Sangamon Co. Citizens Survey

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


Saturday Deadline Regarding Medical Marijuana Testimony

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


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

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


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.


Police Seek Springfield Church Burglars

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


LGBT Agenda: No Conversion Therapy

Lessbian state rep says her mom tried to convert her


Davis Reacts to Gyrocopter

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Right to Try Clears a Hurdle

Last resort would be drugs not fully tested


Update on Hillsboro Coal Mine

Carbon monoxide follows fire


Businesses Are Victims, Says Rauner

Business groups hear about "turnaround"

4-14-15 LLCC St John's Ambulance Simulator

St. John’s Donates Ambulance Simulator to LLCC

Lincoln Land Community College now has a new way to teach EMA students how to save lives, but in a real-life setting.

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State Board of Education Names New Illinois Superintendent

There's a change at the top of the Illinois State Board of Education.


Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Schock

The suit was filed in federal court in Chicago by lawyer Howard Foster.


Lincoln Remembered for Humor on 150th Anniversary of Death

It’s easy to be sad when remembering those we’ve lost. But the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death brought a bit of humor.


“Right to Try” Passes Illinois House

The Illinois House has approved a measure that would grant greater access to experimental drugs for terminally-ill patients.

4-15-15 Jesse White

White Praises Memorial for Organ Donation, Transplant Efforts

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says Springfield's Memorial Medical Center is on his side.

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Documents: PCCC Pays $325K Per Game for November Illini Games

The Prairie Capital Convention Center is paying the University of Illinois $325,000 a game for the November dates.

National Headlines

in National, Sports

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


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."

in National, World

PHOTOS: Nepal earthquake


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

in National, World

Death toll climbs as Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief


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

in Lifestyle, National

Gas prices jump 13 cents; could climb further


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

in National, World

Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments


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