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Palazzolo Frustrated With Lack of Vision for Springfield

Palazzolo says he is tired of the city just settling for the status quo

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Four Kids, Ages 13 and 10, Charged in Springfield Burglary

Four boys were taken into custody late Wednesday after police responded to a burglary in progress.

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Ruling Delayed on Detention in Bolingbrook Islamic State Case

Mohammed Hamzah Khan's detention hearing Thursday in federal court in Chicago followed his arrest Saturday at O'Hare International Airport.

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Lavin Testifies in Chicago NRI Hearings

Gov. Pat Quinn’s former chief of staff is being questioned by legislators about the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

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Police Seek Tips on East Side Carjacking

Springfield Police are still looking for help solving an east side carjacking.

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Central Illinois Foodbank Nets National Prize

Springfield beats out larger cities in charitable contest

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Equal Pay Becomes Personal in Senate Race

Durbin defends his office payroll

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NRI a Failure? Not Everyone Agrees

Another day of hearings today

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

DeLong Brothers Dropped from THR Lawsuit

Two co-defendants in the THR and Associates lawsuit have been dropped.

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Fire Protection Contracts Approved

Contract to provide fire protection to area villages lapsed, no one noticed

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NRI Hearings Underway in Chicago

The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative is on the griddle before state lawmakers Wednesday.

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First Lady Wants to Get Out the Vote

Michelle Obama helps Gov. Quinn in Chicago

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Council Approves $3.15 Million Loan for Police Cars, Fire Truck, Public Works Tools

The Springfield Police Department will get 40 new squad cars, the fire department will get a new engine and the public works department will get a street sweeper.

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Rare Lincoln Artifacts Donated to Presidential Library

Photo, books from Lincoln on display

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Universal Healthcare an Issue in State Races

A year into the Affordable Care Act, Illinois is outpacing the national average in this area: the percentage-point decrease in…

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Attorney: Monitor Needed to Oversee IDOT Hiring

A Chicago attorney and anti-corruption campaigner is stressing that a court-appointed monitor is needed to ensure the state's Department of Transportation is in compliance with political hiring bans.

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Rauner: Quinn to Blame for Child Abuse Deaths

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner says Gov. Pat Quinn should take the blame for the increase in child abuse and…

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More Names Could be Added to April’s Municipal Ballot

A former Sangamon County Board Member seems to be the latest candidate in the race for Ward 2 alderman.  Tyrone…

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Last Day to Register, until Tomorrow

Regular voter registration ends today. While there will be a chance to register in other ways before Election Day, those…

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

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More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.

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U.S.: Ground offensive against ISIS months away in Iraq

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Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start a sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State.