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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Welcome to “Judy Baar Topinka Lane” at the State Fair

Wherever Judy is, she has to be laughing.

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Rep. Davis Hears About Convenience Store Concerns

Rep. Rodney Davis hears about convenience store issues, and works behind the counter.


SPD Officers Back on Patrol at District 186 Schools

Springfield Police will be back on the job with the start of school in District 186.

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10-Year-Old Injured While Driving Tractor

A ten year old boy was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries after an accident in rural Illiopolis.

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Christian County Deputy on Leave Pending Investigation

A citizen claimed the off-duty deputy was intoxicated and made threats.


State Puts Enterprise Zones on Hold

The state says it cannot certify 49 previously approved enterprise zones.


Illinois Traffic Deaths Up; Still Better Than National Pace

Good weather + low gas prices = more driving + more accidents


Big Support for Lincoln Papers Project

$400,000 from National Endowment for the Humanities


Governor Won’t Cross the Street

Another hearing about state finances

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District 186 Waiting on State Funding for Lawrence Education Center

Springfield's Lawrence Education Center will stay open for now, despite most of the funding operating it coming from the state, and it being unclear when that funding will come in.

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I-55 Crash Injures Four

A two-vehicle crash injuring four people backed traffic up on Interstate 55 near Elkhart late Monday morning.

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Downtown Parking Places Down, But Plenty Remain: Study

Construction and other reasons cause a loss of parking spots.


NLRB: College Football Players Can’t Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has overturned a regional director's decision that would have allowed football players at Northwestern University to unionize.


Rauner Scales Back Legislative Requests to One Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner is combining several of his proposals into one bill, but that doesn't seem to sway Democrats opposed to parts of his agenda.


Government Concedes Mistake in Schock Document Release

The government has acknowledged that there was no "leak" of documents in a federal investigation of former Congressman Aaron Schock.


Update on Weekend Fatal Shooting, and Arrest in East Side Shooting

Springfield Police say a victim remains in stable condition following a shooting that killed another man Saturday night in the 1500 block of South 16th Street.


Composting: It’s a Thing

New law encourages you to put food waste into your garden

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Applications for Medical Pot Are on the Rise

Up by 40 percent since March


Pot Vetoes Displease Sponsor

Amendatory vetoes on decriminalization, medical marijuana extension

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