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Springfield Budget Chief Says Finances Are Mostly Good

The City of Springfield says finances are in much better now than when Mike Houston once again became mayor four years ago.

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Springfield Park Police Captain Resigns

Springfield Park District Police Captain Jonathan Davis has called it quits.

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More Medical Marijuana Applications Approved

2,300 now approved for medical marijuana in Illinois.

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Feds to Look Into Oversight Agency Following Fatal Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general will look at how effective a federal safety oversight program is after a fatal truck crash in Illinois.

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Another Big Salary for Rauner Employee

Linda Lingle will receive a $198,000 salary starting in June.

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Missing SIUE Student Found Dead in Missouri

A Southern Illinois University student missing since Monday has been found dead.

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Tales of Woe Dominate Workers’ Comp Hearing

Hoosier: Don't be like our state

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Tractor Driver Killed in Wreck

Other driver refused treatment

The public gave outgoing Mayor Mike Houston a standing ovation at Tuesday's Springfield City Council meeting.

Springfield City Council Potentially Saves CWLP from Default

The move is so that another technical default doesn't happen on the utility's bonding, and that the required debt coverage ratio can be met.

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Springfield Diocese Removes Pastor Accused of Abuse

The alleged misconduct occurred in Jacksonville in 1980.

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McFarland Becomes Chairman of “Invest in 186″

Scott McFarland was announced as the new chairman of "Invest in 186"

5-5-15 IDOC Memorial

Fallen Corrections Officers Honored

The community of people who work in the state's corrections and juvenile justice systems came together to honor their fallen comrades.

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Illinois Gas Prices Creep Upward

The statewide average stands Tuesday at $2.69

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Coroner: No Trauma Present in Body Found Behind Shopping Center

A man found dead behind a Springfield shopping center did not die from a traumatic experience.

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Business Groups, Injured Workers Weigh in on Workers Comp

Illinois Retail Merchants Association CEO Rob Karr says Illinois' system isn't fair to employers and must be changed.

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Rauner Names New Inspector General

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named a federal prosecutor to serve as Illinois' executive inspector general.

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Gov.’s Survey: Trade Partners Not High on Illinois

A survey Governor Bruce Rauner's office says it's done of the state's ten largest foreign trading partners indicates some less-than-pleasant working conditions.

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Corn and Soybeans Gain Ground

A big week is past, but rain now is welcome

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Warm April in Illinois

Temp above average; rainfall below average except in South

5-4-15 Traffic Light Meeting

City Considers Removing Traffic Lights in Dozen-Plus Areas

A dozen city intersections could have stop signs instead of traffic lights.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’

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Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

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The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.