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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.

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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."

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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

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Davis Reacts to Gyrocopter

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Right to Try Clears a Hurdle

Last resort would be drugs not fully tested

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Update on Hillsboro Coal Mine

Carbon monoxide follows fire

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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.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Schock

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

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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.

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“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

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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.