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5-4-16 UIS Groundbreaking

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UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

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Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

5 hours ago

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

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Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

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Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

Sponsors blame Rauner

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Rauner Talks Medical Marijuana, K-12 School Funding

The Illinois Cannabis Advisory Board this week approved diabetes and panic attacks among other ailments which should be treated by medical marijuana.

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U of I Increases Minority Course Requirements

A change has been made to the general education requirements at the University of Illinois that will require Urbana-Champaign students to take a course in U.S. minority culture.

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Officials: Flaws in Fantasy Sports Legislation

A law enforcement advocacy group in Chicago says safeguards in proposed Illinois legislation on fantasy sports betting aren't good enough and could open the door to organized crime.

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Residential Facility Worker Charged in Death of Tenant

A man who worked at a residential facility for troubled children in northern Illinois has pleaded not guilty to fatally choking a 16-year-old Chicago boy who lived there.

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U of Iowa Student from Illinois Beaten in Hate Crime

Police are treating the assault of a black University of Iowa freshman as a possible hate crime.

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Change to Redistricting Advances

Senate must vote this week if it's to go onto the balot

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Army Corps Approves Conducting Hunter Lake Study; Council Approves Simpson Appointment

An environmental impact study on the city’s proposed Hunter Lake as a backup water supply has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers to be conducted.

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31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

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No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

Maybe Wednesday

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More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

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Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

Corn progress best in years

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Flash Index Is More of a Glimmer

Lowest point since December 2012

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Langfelder: Y Block Proposals Going Online, to be Considered in Matter of Months

It won’t be at Tuesday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, but it may not be long before aldermen formally consider the proposals submitted for what to do with the former YWCA block downtown near the Governor’s mansion.

5-2-16 Springfield Public School Board Meeting

2 days ago

Springfield School Board Approves Administrator Moves

The changes include a new principal for Springfield High School.

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