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  1. Report: Schock in court to fend off civil contempt allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Politico

    Former Rep. Aaron Schock appeared in court this week to try to fend off a potential civil contempt citation over allegations that he has failed to comply with a subpoena demanding campaign and congressional documents. The Illinois Republican and his lawyer, George Terwilliger of McGuireWoods, appeared in a two-day hearing before U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough in Springfield about whether Schock should be penalized in the case, Sharon Paul, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois confirmed.

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  2. Crooked Contractor Sent to PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Springfield man is admitting to bilking a customer out of more than $50,000 for home repair work he never did. Jeremy Sorenson, 32, pleaded guilty to theft in Sangamon County Circuit Court Wednesday, and was sentenced to three years in prison - same sentence he's receiving after a guilty plea in a similar 2014 theft case - and the sentences will be served concurrently.

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  3. Top GOP fundraiser questions Illinois senator's electabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... will be crucial to the GOP keeping control of the Senate in 2016. Kent Redfield of the University of Illinois at Springfield noted Gidwitz later said Kirk is the GOP's best candidate and says Kirk could survive if he makes no more questionable ...

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  4. Experts: Moderate Kirk can survive party-member criticismRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... will be crucial to the GOP keeping control of the Senate in 2016. Kent Redfield of the University of Illinois at Springfield noted Gidwitz later said Kirk is the GOP's best candidate and says Kirk could survive if he makes no more questionable ...

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  5. Electronics Recycling Available in Springfield a " Take 2Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The city says residents with a photo I-D can take electronic items to BLH Computers on Stevenson Drive Saturday through August 15th. That's after Public Works Director Mark Mahoney says some good problems to have developed with the recent drop-off at the State Fairgrounds.

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  6. Springfield police investigate armed robberyRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Springfield Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in its investigation of an armed robbery that happened on July 22. Springfield police say officers were dispatched to Sno Biz on Laurel Street in Springfield at about 8:30 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arriving, officers learned that the suspect entered the business, produced a semi-automatic handgun, demanded money, and left the business after taking a small amount of cash.

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  7. Springfield officials, BLH Computers extend electronics recycling collection eventRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    Springfield officials are partnering with BLH Computers to extend their electronics recycling collection event from August 1 until August 15. This drive will be held during normal business hours at BLH's facility, located at 1832 Stevenson Drive. This service is being provided for free for Springfield residents, and participants will be required to bring a valid form of ID to this event.

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  8. Ex. U.S. Rep. Schock in court on possible contempt chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Then-congressman Aaron Schock, R-Ill., a former Illinois state representative, visits the Illinois Capitol in Springfield in January 2011. Then-congressman Aaron Schock, R-Ill., a former Illinois state representative, visits the Illinois Capitol in Springfield in January 2011.

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  9. Early voting for 18th Congressional District Special Election begins August 3Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... simple voting in this special election. In-person voting may be done at the Sangamon County Election Office in Springfield. A list of in-person voting times can be found here: Evangelist ...

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  10. Rauner praises House vote to block lawmaker pay raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Hawk Eye

    ... Illinois lawmakers listen to debate on the House floor during a session Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Seth Perlman/Associated Press Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers while on ...

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  11. Man killed by escort 'may be a serial killer'Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    ... Marie Harris, who had disappeared while working as an escort in Henderson, Nevada, were found in a field near Springfield, Illinois, more than 2 500km away. The remains were not identified for a further three years, as the authorities sought a DNA ...

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  12. Rauner praises vote to block pay increaseRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, speaks to lawmakers Tuesday while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has filed legislation that would block a controversial pay raise for lawmakers.

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  13. Langfelder Names Economic Development Commission MembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    ... will also help avoid controversies like the one resulting in housing benefiting University of Illinois-Springfield students downtown being all but completely withdrawn. The commission which will hold its first meeting August 12th at 11 am - and ...

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  14. Research: Untrained gun users prove ineffective at self defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Christian Science Monitor

    Research says effective self-defense training needs to go beyond target practice and emulate the speed, anxiety, and pressure of real situations. Semi-automatic handguns are seen display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.

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  15. Tourism Booming in Springfield and Illinois, Despite a oeElephant in the RoomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    State Tourism Director, Springfield's Cory Jobe, says nearly 110,000,000 people visiting the state last year, a new record, generating $2.7 billion in sales tax monies. "Meetings, conventions, and sports tournaments offer us immense opportunities in Illinois," says Jobe.

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  16. Police seek links between West Virginia killing and cold casesRead the original story

    Tuesday | Reuters

    ... 21, who went missing in May 2005, police spokeswoman Michelle French said. Her legs were found in a field near Springfield, Illinois. The remains were not identified through DNA tests as Harris' until 2008. Master Sergeant Matt Boerwinkle, a ...

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  17. Police in Illinois, Nevada look at attacker in West Virginia self-defense killingRead the original story

    Tuesday | GantDaily.com

    ... Lindsay Marie Harris, was 21 when she disappeared from Henderson, Nevada, in May 2005. Her legs were found in Springfield, Illinois, three weeks later. Representatives from the Henderson and Illinois State Police departments both confirm they have ...

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  18. APL hosting pet adoption events throughout AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WAND-TV Decatur

    APL officials say all pets presented at these events have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and have received all vaccinations. We have included a list of adoption events below: - August 1: Cats and dogs will be available at PetSmart, 3183 S Veterans Parkway, Springfield, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. - August 2: Cats will be available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dogs available from noon until 3 p.m. at PetSmart.

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  19. Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Jackson Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Magic 95.1

    ... fever, and aches. Citizens older than 50 are more likely than younger people to develop a serious illness. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A published report says Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine ...

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  20. Madigan ally tells the City Council that Chicago needs to get its financial house in orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    ... key legislative allies to a recent City Council hearing to tell aldermen that if the city wants more money from Springfield, it will have to clean up its financial act, starting with TIFs. (Next thing you know the speaker will be calling for a ...

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