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  1. Springfield Opens New ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened. $150,000 in City Water, Light, and Power money along with other donations helped bankroll the park, and Chief Utilities Engineer Eric Hobbie says this park is special.

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  2. Illinois Senate passes plan to fix budget holeRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Hawk Eye

    FREE live streaming of the Notre Dame Nikes Semifinal State Basketball game on our home page at 8:30 PM today! Don't miss the action! SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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  3. St. Cletus Students Among Winners of Illinois EPA ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... nne Noonan and Joanne Clancy, are invited to attend the awards presentation in April at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

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  4. Phyllis J. NationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Breeze Courier

    Phyllis J. Nation, 70, of Taylorville, IL passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:18 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL. Phyllis was born on March 20, 1945 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Alvie and Mildred Prior.

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  5. John Russel BeardRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Breeze Courier

    John Russel Beard, 66 of Taylorville passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born April 19, 1948 in Taylorville the son of Burnes "Dutch" and Hattie Beard.

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  6. In the Loop: What else does Rep. Aaron Schock have in common with Lincoln?Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Washington Post

    ... New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley busted Lincoln for claiming excess mileage in his travels between Springfield, Ill. and Washingon. By Greeley's calculations, Lincoln collected "some $677 in excess mileage - more than $18,700 today - among the ...

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  7. Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakersRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Quincy Journal

    ... like posting descriptions of found items makes it easy for a ne'er-do-well to claim something that isn't theirs. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public ...

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  8. Museum, Cinema, and Convention NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... death is A Day of Remembrance at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (A.L.P.L.M.) down in Springfield, Illinois. This event in Union Park, which begins at noon, is free and open to the public. Program highlights include a flyover by ...

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  9. Springfield alderman proposing $10-hour minimum wage in cityRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    A Springfield alderman says he plans to introduce an ordinance to raise the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour. WTAX-AM Radio reports that 5th Ward Alderman Sam Cahnman plans to introduce the ordinance at the next City Council meeting.

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  10. State Capitol brickwork needs repairRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports ( http://bit.ly/1DZXOi3 ) a structural engineer looked at the brickwork near the entrance and determined it needed to be fortified. The entrance will meanwhile be limited to lawmakers and staffers and ...

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  11. LCHS Speech Team headed to State Semi-finalsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

    ... White is the student director. The team will compete Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Springfield. If they are in the top six teams from the 18 which are traveling to state, they will compete again Saturday morning as State ...

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    14 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

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

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  13. Workshops for the educational program "An Artifact Speaks" presented...Read the original story

    Wednesday | Lincoln Daily News

    ... to engage in a selection of program activities. The workshop for this area will be held at 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield, from 8-11 AM on Thursday, June 18th. Contact Carissa Akpore, 217-732-8299, akpore@illinois.edu for registration or register ...

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  14. Springfield officials announce grand opening of new playgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Springfield officials gathered at Lake Springfield's Center Park on Thursday for the grand opening of the new "Bounties of Nature" playground. The playground, which city officials say is unlike any other in the area, opened at 10:00 a.m. Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston, CWLP Chief Utility Engineer Eric Hobbie, various project partnering organizations, kindergarten students from Lee School, and Henson Robinson Zoo Animals were in attendance.

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  15. Ex-congressman, radio host Joe Walsh endorses in Elgin racesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    ... that think that who we send to Congress, who we send to Washington, and who we send to govern downstate in Springfield, are more important that who we send to city councils, school boards, library boards and village boards," he said. "These local ...

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  16. Parents want ability to opt kids out of state testsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Quincy Journal

    ... something like this. I seem to recall it being brought up as a revenue enhancer. Anybody else remember this? SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A group of Illinois parents want a change in law to give them the ability to pull their children out of ...

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  17. Senate on spot to back measure plugging gapRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois state Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, argues state budget legislation while on the Senate floor in 2014 at the Capitol in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year's budget and save state programs and agencies from running out of money.

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  18. IL trauma center proposal raises concerns from 911 call centersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KFVS12

    ... And there are 39 Level II facilities, 29 of which in the Chicago area. There are no trauma facilities south of Springfield, Illinois. "They just think, well it's just a few pennies," Saline County E-911 Director, Lt. Tracy Felty said. "Well each ...

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  19. Springfield ICON Endorses CandidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Springfield advocacy group for older neighborhoods and a political action committee has done something it's never done before - endorse candidates. Springfield Inner City Older Neighborhoods, or, ICON - endorsed mostly non-incumbents in the April local election, along with Jim Langfelder for Mayor, Rianne Hawkins for City Clerk, and Misty Buscher for City Treasurer.

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  20. Obama to ask agency official to step down amid congressional pressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CNN

    ... administration. Michelle Obama brushes specks from the coat of then-Sen. Obama inside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, just before he announced his candidacy for president of the United States in February 2007. Their daughters Malia, ...

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