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Home Sales Improve Significantly in Springfield Area

Mike Buscher says, he's solidly in the "optimistic" column after homes sales for July reached their highest total for that month in a decade.

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Chatham Hills Apartments Ransacked, Police Looking for Leads

Burglars have targeted several apartments recently damaged by fire -- police want your help finding them.

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More Fighting Over Documents in Schock Investigation

There were earlier signs of an agreement, but there's fighting again.

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Twilight Parade Grand Marshals Named

Two U.S. Navy officers are serving as grand marshals for tonight's Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade.

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Traffic Changes for Illinois State Fair

Today's the day that traffic on the north end of Springfield is altered for the next few days to accommodate the Illinois State Fair.

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Kirk Caregiver Is Being Taken Care Of

Kirk campaign alleges smear

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Fatal Crash on I-55

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Plans for Third Springfield Schnuck’s Store Delayed

Schnuck's would not be building on the east side near JC Penney's for at least a year or more

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Madigan Files Suit Against Pillsbury Mills Owners, Demolition Company

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has stepped in regarding the alleged improper disposal of asbestos during demolition at the former Pillsbury Mills site.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise talks with university President Timothy Killeen in the provost's office at the Swanlund Administration Building in Champaign, Ill. Wise said Thursday. Aug. 6, 2015, that she is resigning, citing a range of "external issues" she says have become a distraction for the school. Her resignation is effective Aug. 12. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

U of I to Dismiss Wise, Panel Rejects $400k Bonus

President Timothy Killeen says he intends to offer her a faculty position in which she would report directly to him.

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Decatur, Springfield Near Top of “Highest Real Minimum Wage” List

More evidence the cost of living in Springfield and parts of central Illinois isn't that bad.

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City to Commission Members: Pay Up, or Get Kicked Out

Aldermen will consider making every city commission member get city-owed debts worked out.

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USDA Declares Most Illinois Counties Disaster Areas

The USDA says farmers in the eligible counties have eight months to apply for loans.

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House Passes Federal Spending Bill Without State Money

Illinois House Democrats have relented and sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a federal spending plan that doesn't include state dollars.

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Police Arrest Two in Unrelated Shooting Investigations

Springfield Police say two people are in custody following two unrelated shooting incidents.

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Refinery Outage in NW Indiana Sends Gas Prices Soaring

Some Springfield stations jumped 50 cents in the last two days.

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U of I Names Interim Chancellor for Urbana-Champaign Campus

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen has named Barbara J. Wilson, dean of the school's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as interim chancellor in Urbana-Champaign.

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Social Services Shorted; State Fair Set to Begin

Advocate: The debate does not have to be either / or

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House Panel Amends Federal Funding Bill

House vote expected today on bill the governor promises to veto

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Subletting Leased Lake Springfield Land Concerns City Council

The Springfield City Council is being asked to put the brakes on short-term rentals of already leased property around Lake Springfield.

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