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6-30-15 Springfield City Council

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City Council to Reconsider Eliminating Vacation Payout

The Springfield City Council could finally be poised to consider nixing a plan that gives city employees a higher retirement benefit, at the expense of unused vacation pay.

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Professor Suing U of I Has New Job

Steven Salaita will work for the American University of Beirut.

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Plenty of Room Left at Illinois Landfills

Existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.

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Illinois Economy Still Growing, but More Slowly Than Last Month

Illinois' economy continues to grow at a steady pace, according to a monthly measure of it from the University of Illinois.

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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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Filmmakers bet on ‘Monopoly’ movie

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “Monopoly” is going Hollywood. Lionsgate says it will turn the classic board game into a…

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Police Need Tips on Burger King Armed Robbery

The man fled the scene after getting money, a cell phone, and a tablet computer.

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Record Flooding on Illinois River in Beardstown

Flooding continues in parts of Illinois after the state saw its rainiest June on record.

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Attorney: Illinois’ Bollant, Thomas in Crosshairs

The attorney says head coach Matt Bollant has no business coaching at the U of I, and athletic director Mike Thomas had to know what was happening.

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18 All-American movies for Independence Day

Enjoy the holiday weekend with some classic American cinema.

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Not Guilty Plea in Strangulation Death Case

A trial could be held as soon as August third in the murder case involving Mondavier Knight.

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Stronger economy, cheap gas means more people on the road

More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.

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‘Fatal Attraction’ coming to the small screen

The 1987 thriller starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close is set to be adapted for the small screen.

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7 songs for your 4th of July playlist

Celebrate the 4th of July the way our founding fathers intended: with an epic playlist.

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Watch Channing Tatum bust a move … or 7

The "Magic Mike" star knows how to get down.

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Car jumps open drawbridge

Talk about distracted driving!

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Leonard Nimoy’s son making documentary about life with Spock

The actor's son is making a documentary about his father and his beloved "Star Trek" character.

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5 ways to save money on your summer road trip

While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.

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U.S. files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

U.S. officials are looking into alleged bribery worth more than $100 million involving high-ranking officials at soccer's world governing body.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

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Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Miami judge recognizes suspect as middle school classmate

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A man charged with burglary is moved to tears when he realizes he went to middle school with the judge assigned to his case.

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Fourth of July freebies

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Celebrate your independence from high prices!

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This cat doesn’t care about your yoga pose

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This adorable cat has mastered the art of passive aggressive protest.