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Springfield, Illinois is located in Sangamon County. Zip codes in Springfield, IL include 62736, 62776, and 62769. The median home price in Springfield is $113,000 which is roughly $76/per square foot. More Springfield information.

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3 hrs ago | Door Reminder

Gas prices drop slightly as summer nears endGas prices drop slightly...

Gas prices drop slightly as summer nears end Decline expected to continue Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1s4cojt A motorist puts fuel in his car's gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill., in June. File/AP FILE - In this June 11, 2013, file photo, a motorist puts fuel in his car's gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill.

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7 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

Oak Ridge Cemetery Restoring Abe Lincolna s Vault

A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body after his 1865 funeral in Springfield is set to be restored, state officials said. Illinois bid documents show up to $300,000 in repairs and waterproofing are planned at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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8 hrs ago | TVSPY

Sheinelle Jones Joining 'Weekend Today'

As our sister site TVNewser reported , former WTXF anchor Sheinelle Jones has been named news anchor of NBC's weekend Today Show starting October 4. Deborah Turness described Jones as "an experienced journalist, a fantastic reporter and a dynamic interviewer who will bring so much to Weekend TODAY and the entire NBC News team." In March , Jones told viewers she was leaving Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF to be with her kids.

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12 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

Carbon Monoxide Sickens Dozens of North Mac Students

Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Intermediate School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak. "There are unconfirmed reports of over 400 parts per million of CO inside the school, [there are also] unconfirmed reports they've found the source," said Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin, whose department is assisting.

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16 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Opportunity for students to explore Engineering

Acting Secretary Erica Borggren announced today an opportunity for students to learn different aspects of engineering through the Engineering Explorer Post 6 program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation .

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20 hrs ago | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Rauner's schools plan raises some eyebrows

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

In this April 16, 2012 file photo, an Illinois Department of Revenue employee offers assistance to income tax payers at the Illinois Department of Revenue in Springfield, Ill. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday, Sept.

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Newsday

Regional airlines' tough times may mean fare hikes

Baggage handlers unload an American Eagle jet on March 12, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. Regional airlines are facing a stormy future with declining revenue and rising costs, even as the major carriers grow.

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Daily Herald

Probation, jail for Elgin Tower arsonist

A 59-year-old homeless man recently pleaded guilty to setting fire earlier this year to an elevator at the iconic, art deco Elgin Tower Building. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.

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Illinoisreview

Pray-ers say "God Belongs in Springfield"

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Illinois still employs 173 hired improperly

Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows. Illinois still employs 173 hired improperly Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.

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WTAX-AM Springfield

New Americorp Grads Ready to Serve

The lawn of the Old State Capitol in Springfield was a sea of red Friday afternoon. That's because dozens of young adults in red jackets were taking their pledge to begin their year in AmeriCorps, which is observing its 20th anniversary.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Star Tribune

Equal rights for all: What's not to like?

May 16, 1976: An estimated 10,000 marchers descended on the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill., to demonstrate for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. In the 1970s, arguments against the Equal Rights Amendment were that a husband would no longer be able to support his wife, that it would cause rampant abortion, that women would have to fight in combat, that it would invade privacy, that it would cause same-sex marriage and that it would bring about unisex bathrooms.

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Patch.com

Rep. Sandack Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

State Representative Ron Sandack has been awarded the "Guardian of Small Business" award by the National Federation of Independent Business/Illinois . The award is issued every other year, and is based on key small business votes taken in the Illinois General Assembly.

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Lincoln Daily News

Xtreme 320 Youth - New Leaders New Night

Open Arms Christian Fellowship welcomes Caleb & Stacy Peacock as the Lead Ministry Couple overseeing our XTREME 320 Ministries.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Chattanooga Times Free Press

South Carolina dad accused killing his five children was ex-con

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday.

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WLTX-TV Columbia

Dad Accused of Killing Kids was Ex-Con

Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict. Dad Accused of Killing Kids was Ex-Con Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict.

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Burlington Times News

Dad accused in five deaths is ex-con

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Raleigh, Miss.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

NJ Governor Christie on the Stump for Rauner in Springfield

Christie joined Quinn's Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, at a couple of private events before hitting a bar-restaurant near the Old State Capitol Wednesday. "Absolutely, we'll try to take jobs away from Illinois, and Rauner will try to take jobs away from New Jersey," Christie said.

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WTAX-AM Springfield

Oil Spill Cleanup Nearing End

The Illinois EPA, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Springfield Park District and, the Springfield Fire Department met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the environmental calamity that occurred when the Merlin's Muffler shop caught fire earlier this week, causing oil to spill from it storage containers, into the city's sewer system, ending up as a slick on the Washington Park lagoons. Authorities say because of the deluge of rain Springfield has experienced over the last couple of days, the oil is dissipating as it dilutes.

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