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Pull Kids from PARCC?

Bill would allow parents to opt kids out of standardized tests

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Home Care Is Preferred, Say Advocates

$337 M savings per year

3-25-15 Sam Cahnman

Cahnman Wants City Minimum Wage Increase

Springfield Fifth Ward Alderman Sam Cahnman says if the Legislature won't act, the City Council should.

3-25-15 Springfield ICON

Springfield ICON Endorses Candidates

A Springfield advocacy group for older neighborhoods and a political action committee has done something it's never done before -- endorse candidates.

3-24-15 Sierra Club

Sierra Club Reiterates: Shut Down Dallman 31, 32

The local Sierra Club chapter hosted a forum to reiterate to the public the myriad concerns it says it still has with City Water Light and Power.

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Lollapalooza Acts Announced

Organizers say Paul McCartney and Metallica are headliners along with pop star Sam Smith.

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Heinz to Buy Kraft Foods

Illinois-based Kraft Foods is being bought out by H.J. Heinz.

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University of Illinois to Help Minority Ph.D. Candidates

The University of Illinois says it's using its share of a $3 million grant to help minority students seeking doctoral degrees.

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Springfield Man Rolls Vehicle, Crashes Into House

A Springfield man is in custody following a rollover crash on south 3rd street early Wednesday morning.

3-24-15 Springfield Police Hostage

Springfield Hostage Taker Identified

Springfield Police have responded to a hostage situation on Seven Pines Road.

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State Unemployment Rate Drops, Still Above National Average

It's now down to 6 percent, a .1 percent drop from January.

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Funding Available Related to Specialty Crop Growing

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has a chance to make a -- pardon the pun -- "growing" industry even bigger.

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Kidzeum Closer to Construction Fundraising Goal

Another $26,000 in donations has put the Kidzeum of Health and Science closer to its $6 million goal so construction can begin on East Adams Street.

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Rauner to Film Studio: Give Illinois Back Its Money

Governor Bruce Rauner wants a television and movie studio to give back the $10 million state grant now-former Governor Pat Quinn gave them to buy property that wasn't for sale.

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UI Labs Works on Urban Infrastructure

Urban infrastructure is the subject of the latest project by a public-private partnership started with the help of the University of Illinois.

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House Passes Plan to Fill State’s $1.6 Billion Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature is advancing a plan introduced by House Speaker Michael Madigan to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

3-19-15 Mayoral Debate

More Debating Between Langfelder, Palazzolo

Another day, another debate between the two remaining candidates for Springfield mayor.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady speaks during a debate Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Naperville, Ill. The four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor faced off in a debate on the central issue in the campaign _ the state's economy.

Beware of Overtime, Says Sen. Brady

Staying in Springfield past May 31 does not get you what you want, he warns

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Proposed FY 15 Budget Fix Moves Today

$1.6 B in fund sweeps, budget cuts

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New Lawmaker Says Budget Solution Coming

The youngest member of the Illinois legislature says she's hopeful the mess with the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget is this week.

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