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Safety First with Fireworks

It’s that time of year — fireworks, both legal and illegal, are out — and they’re dangerous. Bottle rockets, sparklers…

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Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?

Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

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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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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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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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Durbin: Slow Going on Lifting Cuba Trade Embargo

Embassy move is a good first step

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