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Early Voting to Begin in Special Schock Replacement Primary

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Early voting starts Thursday for the special election to pick the Democratic and Republican candidates to possibly replace Aaron Schock as 18th District Congressman.

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Langfelder Talks About Appointments

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Four of Mayor Jim Langfelder's department head appointments will be voted on by the Springfield City Council next week.

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Rauner Revises Hiring Plan

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has revised its plan to change state hiring to allay concerns of Democrats and unions.

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Bloomington Man Deemed “Sexually Dangerous” to be Released from Treatment

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A psychiatrist has testified that a 35-year-old Bloomington man who has been in a state treatment program for sexually dangerous people since he was 15 is eligible to be released.

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Former Dixon Comptroller to Give Up Horse Trophies

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Rita Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other personal items stored in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Lifestyle

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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.

Weird

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GPS leads alleged drunken drivers straight to police station

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A couple driving to a hotel in suburban Philly ended up with a place to stay for the night, though it's not where they were headed.

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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.

Trending

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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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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Walmart over fatal crash

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The "SNL" star sued the retail giant over a semi crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

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Baby goat doesn’t care about dog’s nap

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Keep on keepin' on, goat. We like your style.

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LiLo is (finally) finishing her community service

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The "Mean Girls" star had to log 125 hours before May 28 after a judge rejected her previous effort.

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U2’s longtime road manager dead as band prepares for L.A. shows

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The tour manager worked with the band for more than three decades.

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Bob Barker is a boss at retirement

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The former "Price is Right" host and avid animal lover says he is a "complete success" at retirement, and is enjoying his free time.

What's Happening

Totally 80’s Adult Prom

Totally 80s Prom DL

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

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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!