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American Idol finalist to perform at Illinois State Fair - SPRINGFIELD, IL (KPLR) - The top ten finalists of this year’s American Idol will bring their national tour to the... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Illinois Strip Club Tax Brings in Less Revenue - SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved. - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Iacopelli Makes Central Scouting List - Springfield, IL Â The Springfield Jr. Blues are excited to announce that former player Matt Iacopelli has been listed by the National Hockey League's Central Scouting Service as the 98th best North American Skater for the upcoming NHL Draft. - Tue, 08 Apr 2014

Illinois Senate Approves Ban on Ticket Quotas - SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets has been approved in the Illinois Senate. - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Illinois Gas Station Owners Oppose Fuel Tax Hike - SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Illinois gas station owners are speaking out against proposals for a fuel tax hike being floated in Springfield this year. - Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Rain, Cold Slow Illinois Corn Planting - SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - State agriculture officials say wet, cold weather has kept Illinois farmers out of their fields this spring. - Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Scammers Using Fake US Postal Service Emails - SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information. - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Illinois cracking down on feral swine populations - SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Illinois officials have announced new rules about release, transportation and harvest of feral swine. The Illinois... - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Illinois reports 100 salmonella cases tied to Mexican-style cheese - SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Illinois public health officials say about 100 cases of salmonella have been tied to illegally made... - Thu, 27 Mar 2014

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Fighting the violence - The State Journal-Register - Each thumbtack pinpoints an area CeaseFire, an anti-violence program that started in Springfield last month, has identified as a hot spot for potential violence, according to Larry Hemingway, the organization's manager. The chickenpox metaphor, however ... - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Letter: Tasteless cartoon politicized tragedy - The State Journal-Register - ... a cartoon that takes a tragedy that had nothing to do with guns and make it about guns? That really is cheap, tasteless political theater and perfectly illustrates that it has nothing to do with the crime, and everything to do with politics. Dan ... - Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Illinois' mining-oversight official fired - Canton Daily Ledger - Mayville, 58, told the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers that reasons for his departure were twofold: He ran unsuccessfully for an Illinois House seat without first getting clearance from the DNR's chief and mishandled campaign donations ... - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Motorist collides with deer - The State Journal-Register - Motorist collides with deer. A Hartsburg woman wasn't injured early Friday when her car struck a deer on Veterans Parkway near Eighth Street, according to a Springfield police report. Lory A. Schafer, 43, told police she was heading west on Veterans in ... - Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Letter: Good education solves all - The State Journal-Register - ... to punish your success by distributing your wealth to those who have no motivation or skills to improve their place in society.” In my opinion these problems can be solved by education, a good education. Who would have thought? Jane Carlson ... - Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Petersburg woman killed in crash - The State Journal-Register - A 22-year-old Petersburg woman is dead following a one-car crash early this morning on Ill. 123 just west of Centre Drive in Menard County. email print. By Staff report. The State Journal-Register. By Staff report. Posted Apr. 16, 2014 @ 2:30 pm ... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Man robbed on North Grand - The State Journal-Register - ... Media, Inc. Some rights reserved Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Gatehouse Media Publications Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. The State Journal-Register | Springfield, IL ... - Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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