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4-20-15 Springfield Public School Board

Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.

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$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

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Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.

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Sherman Mayor: Only Give Residents What They Want

The newly re-elected mayor of Sherman says economic development and growing the town will continue to be his top priority.

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Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in Springfield

A resurgent mortgage industry means a major employer in Springfield is hiring again.

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LaHood So Far Front-Runner to Replace Schock

State Senator Darin LaHood remains the favorite to replace Aaron Schock as the 18th District Congressman.

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School Funding Reform Optimism Goes Down

Illinois lawmakers say they're not optimistic school forming reform will pass this legislative session.

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Kraft Takes Artificial Ingredients Out of Mac & Cheese

Kraft will color its mac and cheese with items such as paprika instead.

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Study: Good Salaries for U of I Professors

The salaries of faculty members at the University of Illinois are among the highest around.

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Proposal Would Require BAIID for 5 Years, Not 1

The device that locks up a car until the driver blows an alcohol-free breath into it is something of which State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) wants more.

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Board Member Quits over Superintendent Search Process

Tony Smith was the only choice, so Jim Baumann quit

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It’s Money Smart Week

Plenty of personal finance tips are available

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Bankruptcy Is Not an Option

"Local Government Protection Authority" proposed

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Durbin Won’t Back Kirk

Occupational hazard of being incumbent, he says

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Radogno Diverts from Governor’s Line on Pension

The governor's idea has not been written into a bill yet

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Record-Setting Day at ALPLM

Previous record: The day it opened

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General Assembly Keeps Proposed Bills Moving

Several proposed bills currently being debated in the State Legislature.

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ADA Event Brings Backlash Against State Funding Cuts

Chicago man at event sounds off on how cuts to state programs will affect his life.

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Sex Offender Sentenced for Attempting to Lure Central Illinois Minor

Joseph Cain Harrison was found guilty in December.

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