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IL House Examines Civil Lawsuit Process

Widows of killed ISP troopers are not frivolous plaintiffs, Republicans argue

5-12-15 Langfelder Eric Hobbie

CWLP to Springfield City Council: Override Houston’s Veto

The Springfield City Council will consider an override of now-former Mayor Mike Houston's last act: vetoing a rebate of monies paid in lieu of taxes by City Water Light and Power.

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United Way Releases Survey Results

The United Way of Central Illinois says it has a clear focus now as it goes forward with its strategic planning process.

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Fallen Firefighters Honored at Capitol

2014 was a year free of on-the-job fatalities for firefighters, the first such year since 2002.

5-7-15 Inauguration

Alderman Concerned About Langfelder’s Appointments

Herman Senor says there's one thing in common about all of new Mayor Jim Langfelder's department appointments.

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Progress Made on Illinois Corn, Soybean Planting

Illinois corn and soybeans advanced in the first week of May.

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Funeral Services Set for SIU-Edwardsville Student

Funeral services for Taylor Clark will be held Tuesday morning at a church in Troy.

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Former Jail Escapee Gets 100 Years for Murder

A Kankakee County jail inmate who escaped last month has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

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IHSA Starts Concussion Prevention Efforts

With a potentially costly lawsuit looming over it, the Illinois High School Association has launched new concussion-prevention projects.

3-26-15 National Guard

Springfield Based National Guard Soldiers to Deploy

A deployment ceremony is scheduled for May 15 at Camp Lincoln.

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Corn, Soybean Progress Pleases USDA

Both are ahead of averages

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Chicago Chosen for Obama Presidential Library

Presidential library is coming to Illinois

5-11-15 Carpenter St Underpass Mtg

Residents Want History Preserved at Site of Carpenter St. Underpass Construction

Archaeologists are finding a lot of useful artifacts depicting what could be a sad part of Springfield's history while trying to move the city forward.

5-11-15 Chatham Standoff

Police Respond to Situation in Chatham

Chatham Police and other law enforcement are investigating a situation involving a man with a number of weapons inside a home.

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Advocates of Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Still Want Action

Advocates of the Crime Victims Bill of Rights that voters added to the state Constitution in November are still shepherding the enabling legislation through the General Assembly.

Budget Cuts

Expert Has Ideas on Tax Revenue

If you want to know where to find some money for state government, Ralph Martire has some ideas.

5-11-15 Teacher of the Year

Educators of the Year Named

The only high school teacher to be nominated is the Springfield Public Schools' Educator of the Year.

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Lincoln Man Gets Prison Time for Child Porn

A Lincoln man will spend 25 years behind bars for receiving images of child pornography.

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Lawmakers Put Out Legislation Banning Smoking in Cars with Kids

A bill to outlaw smoking in cars while kids are in the car failed in the state legislature.

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Quincy Murder Suspect Arrested in Arizona — Others Arrested in Springfield

A man sought in the killing of a 12-year-old Illinois boy has been arrested in Arizona -- while other suspects were arrested in Springfield.

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