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Lawmakers Could Consider “Turnaround Agenda” Items Wednesday

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on properties taxes are on the agenda today in Senate committees.

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Sparks Fly as House Moves $36.3 Billion Spending Plan

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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Budget bills are moving out of the Illinois House and are being prepared for floor action in the Senate.

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Fulgenzi, Langfelder Continue to Address Liquor License Voting Concerns

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"It is what it is, and we have to make sure it works."

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SMTD Votes to Cut Routes, Including State Fair Service

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The Springfield Mass Transit District will be doing away with several routes that officials say are unused, in just a month's time.

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Springfield Woman Sentenced for Embezzling $400k

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A Springfield woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for embezzling more than $400,000 from her former employer.

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Little beer, big business

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Craft? Micro? Increasingly, "nanobrews" slake local thirst

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Olive Garden continues to get creative with breadsticks

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Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut give artificial ingredients the boot

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The country's biggest food makers are facing pressure from smaller rivals that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives.

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Wanna make big bucks? Become CEO of a media company

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They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

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RECALL ROUNDUP: Cars, poultry top the list

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Get a look at some of the products that have been recalled this month.

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‘Got kidney?’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road…

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From the ‘big house’ to your house: Burglars share break-in tips

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Three convicted burglars are sharing tips of their trade in a new YouTube video.

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Why did the bear cross the road?

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A Polish brown bear went to great lengths for love.

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Foiled by a hat

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A man evading police almost got away - if it wasn't for his lost hat.

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Gross grass? Paint your lawn green

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There's plenty of green in California's brown lawns.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Coolest Father/Daughter dance of all time

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This Father of the Bride said his daughter has always been different so a traditional, sappy dance just wouldn't do!

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B.B. King’s lawyer blames star’s will for ‘poison’ allegation

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The late blues great's lawyer says money is the motivation behind the claims.

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WATCH: He said what?

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This isn't exactly the answer "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek was looking for.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Coolest Father/Daughter dance of all time

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This Father of the Bride said his daughter has always been different so a traditional, sappy dance just wouldn't do!

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Today in entertainment history: May 27

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Oprah, Beyoncé among world’s ‘most powerful’ women

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Other celebrity notables include Taylor Swift, Shakira and Ellen DeGeneres.

What's Happening

Totally 80’s Adult Prom

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Join us June 19th, 2015 at Erin’s Pavilion for a Totally Rad 80’s Adult Prom!

Downtown BACON Throwdown & Music Fest

Downtown BACON Throwdown Music Fest DL

Join us July 10th and 11th in Downtown Springfield!

Movies and Music in the Park

Movie and Music

Get a fill list of music and movies that will be playing at a park near you!

Animal Protective League

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Check out APL’s Pet of the Week!

Closings & Delays

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Get the latest closing/delay info HERE!