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4-26-16 Springfield City Council

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City Council Approves Agreement on 10th Street Corridor

The Springfield City Council has okayed signing an agreement with the State committing to the 10th Street Rail Corridor Expansion Project.

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Ray Suarez: Cable Operators “Hogtied” Al Jazeera America

Suarez spoke over the weekend in Springfield.

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Legislation Proposed for “Hard Pills” to Combat Drug Abuse

Heroin's a big problem, and those who use it often start with prescription painkillers.

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Bill Would Limit Mentally Ill From Owning Guns

Illinois Democrats are advancing plans preventing people with mental illnesses from legally owning firearms.

In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016 photo, city officials display an example of the lead pipes in Galesburg, Ill. An Associated Press analysis of federal data shows that nearly 1,400 water systems serving millions of Americans have exceeded the federal lead standard at least once during the last three years. In Galesburg, Ill., lead levels have exceeded the federal standard in 22 out of 30 testing periods since 1992.

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EPA: Give Galesburg Residents Bottled Water to Combat Lead

Federal regulators are recommending that the city of Galesburg, Illinois provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.

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Local Crops Look Good

The crops are looking good around here.

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Decatur Elementary School Has Transgender Student

A controversy is potentially brewing in Decatur, over a student who was male on Friday, but female on Monday.

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More Sparring Involving AFSCME, Rauner

Lawyers for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest state employees' union are making their case about whether negotiations on a new labor agreement have stalled.

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Illinois Woman Gets Prison for Cancer Fraud

An Illinois woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after she admitted to lying about having cancer to defraud thousands of dollars from a fellow churchgoer.

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Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Arson

A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter is accused of setting several fires in northern Illinois.

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U of I Faculty Union Plans Another Work Action

A faculty union at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus that went on a two-day strike last week plans another work action.

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Gift of Hope = Gift of Life

Springfield teen has changed 60 lives

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Protest of OT Rules

Home care workers say their clients resist change

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Crimsons It Is

Jacksonville apparently won't change mascot

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LaHood Hears About Concerns from Gas Station Owner

Congressman Darin LaHood wasn't bringing back the full-service gas pump, but he was helping customers at a local gas station and convenience store.

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New Lab at UIS Helps Train DCFS Child Investigators

Springfield and the University of Illinois campus here now have something that exists in one other place in the nation, but experts believe more attention should be given to.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

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“Individual A” Files Hush Money Suit Against Hastert

A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal lawsuit saying he's only been paid about half the money.

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Budget Concerns for Schools in the 618

If school doesn't open in the fall, that's going to be a problem.

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SIUC Could Sue Over Racist Video

The leader of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is threatening legal action and condemning an anonymous YouTube video that calls for the lynching and beating of black students.

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U of I Bills Pile Up for AD Search

The University of Illinois has spent more than $20,000 on expenses in its search for a new athletic director.

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