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Ace Sign Company Museum Opens, Welcomes Bel Aire Sputnik

The Bel Aire Motel Sputnik sign has a new home.

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WWII Veteran to Receive High School Diploma

Glenn Holtz will be presented with an honorary diploma Wednesday night.

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“Millionaires Tax” Amendment Passes House Committee

The Constitution, as it stands, requires a flat income tax rate.

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Springfield Diocese Priest Removed Over Abuse Allegations Speaks Out

A Catholic priest who was removed as pastor of four parishes over an abuse allegation says the church inquiry that led to his ouster resembled a witch hunt.

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Senate Blocks Multi-DUI Driving Privileges

The sponsor may call it again

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Mayors, Campus Leaders Oppose Proposed Amtrak Cuts

Illinois, Illinois State, Southern Illinois are major universities along the rails

5-19-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Gets Public Anger Over Fulgenzi, Liquor License

Should the current Springfield City Council keep undoing what the previous council did?

5-19-15 Little Rock 9

“Little Rock 9″ Visit Springfield

The nine African-Americans are the newest recipients of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Foundation's 2015 Lincoln Leadership Prize.

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Republican Leaders Continue Slamming Dem. “Slow Roll”

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) is upset the Democrats are holding hearings and calling bills which purport to be related to the governor's “Turnaround Agenda”

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Manar, Biss File Automatic Voter Registration Legislation

It would automatically register people to vote whenever they update or renew a driver's license or state ID.

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Former State Rep. Reports to Prison

A terminally ill former Illinois lawmaker has reported to prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence.

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$500k More Coming to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

The announcement brings the total amount of federal money awarded to the airport since Friday up to roughly $2.3 million dollars.

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Lawsuit: Denver Man Monopolizing Illinois Marijuana Business

A new lawsuit has been filed involving medical marijuana.

5-19-15 Roy Gully

Dist. 186 Board President Unhappy with Football Coach Reporting

Springfield High School has a new football coach, and while the school board president is happy about that, he's not happy with how people learned about it.

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Msall: Illinois Simply Is Poorly Run, Regardless of Ranking or Tax Rate

Civic Federation: Perhaps raising the income tax, applying the sales tax to services, or taxing retirement income is the answer

5-18-15 Springfield School Board

District 186 Board Rejects Political Ad Policy Change

Members rejected a revised policy allowing political candidates to post or run ads in programs or at sporting events, as long as they don't mention what office the candidate is running for.

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Illinois Policy Institute Defends “Fire ‘Em All” Editorial

Should the state really fire every single employee and re-hire them in order to move them to a new pension plan?

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Former Ward 4 Aldermanic Candidate Mulls Legal Action

Could there be legal action regarding last month's Ward 4 race in Springfield? It's possible.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Hundreds seek safety as historic floods ravage Texas

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Thunderstorms continue to pelt large parts of the region as emergency responders are still working to rescue stranded residents.

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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

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The center's new observatory opens today, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: 10 years of YouTube in 2 minutes

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The viral video site that is now a part of everyday life launched 10 years ago and forever changed the Internet.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 29

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.