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State Lawmaker Wants to Police to Have More and Better Training on Dealing with Mentally Ill

The bill has already passed in the House Human Services Committee

Budget Cuts

Service Providers Fret About Monday After Rauner Cuts Grants

Governor's office says he would rather make cuts than to increase taxes or borrow.

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Lawmakers Urged to Add ALD to Newborn Screenings

Disease could be caught early and cured with newborn screenings and stem cell therapy.

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Paint Blamed for Capitol Brick Problem

Paint on the brick ceiling of a pump room is trapping moisture, causing the brick to crumble.

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Illinois’ Economic Index Edges Up

State's number continues to stay around 107.

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City Installs “Road May Flood” Signs

The Springfield Public Works Department says new signs are up in certain parts of the city that may be prone to flooding.

4-3-15 Sherman Pie Fight

“Biggest Loser” Star Takes Part in Sherman Pie Fight

You might say there wasn't a "biggest loser" at Sherman Elementary School.

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Rauner: Pass My Agenda Before Passing a Budget

Rauner says changes to worker's compensation, local government consolidation, and "right-to-work" zones must be addressed first

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Half-Marathon is Coming — And Traffic Delays

There will be a bottleneck of sorts if you're trying to get through downtown Springfield Saturday morning, but that's for a good reason.

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Illinois Gas Prices Up, Though They’re Coming Back Down

The Illinois average is now $2.60, up 15 cents from a month ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge report.

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Kankakee Jailbreak Manhunt: Day Three

The manhunt continues into its third day for a man who broke out of a jail in Kankakee while awaiting sentencing on murder charges.

4-2-15 Happy

Happy Helps Cancer, Stress: Expert

They say laughter is the best medicine -- and that could especially be true for those battling cancer.

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Illinois March Colder Than Normal

Illinois' state climatologist says March was both colder than normal and unusually snowy.

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Houston Wants CWLP Solution Before He Leaves Office

Houston does think CWLP is turning the corner.

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New “Fiendish” Exhibit at Lincoln Museum

"A Fiendish Assassination" is the name of a new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Great Emancipator's death.

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State Sitting on $4.9 Billion in Unpaid Bills

The state still has trouble paying its bills.

3-19-15 Mayoral Debate

Final Debate Between Langfelder, Palazzolo

How would Springfield handle a 50% cut in state funding if Governor Bruce Rauner gets his way?

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Hobbie to Leave City Water Light and Power

CWLP Chief Utilities Engineer Eric Hobbie is leaving next month to take a job at an electric cooperative.

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Sangamon Co. Judge to Decide What Lawyers Get in Retiree Premium Refunds

Judge Nardulli says he'll rule before an April 15 deadline.

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