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The 53-year-old Havana fire chief who competed in the August 3 – 5 Transplant Games in Salt Lake City is pleased with how he did... [Read More]
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About this story: This article is a compilation of multiple stories written by The State Journal-Register for the special section "Outrage: The events and aftermath... [Read More]
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311 released a new album, "Mosaic," last summer that has the veteran rap-reggae-rock outfit excited. But the group would have toured this year even if... [Read More]
A federal judge sentenced a Springfield man to 20 years in prison for child sex trafficking, in line with a plea agreement signed off on... [Read More]
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Less than a quarter of Illinois children were fully prepared to enter kindergarten in 2017, a study released Monday by the state board of education... [Read More]
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The new superintendent of Springfield's state historic sites didn't take a direct path to historic preservation.Armed with a degree in park resource management from Kansas... [Read More]
The city of Springfield and the local chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will rededicate walking tour markers commemorating the events... [Read More]
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on Monday endorsed Democrat Odie Carpenter for Sangamon County sheriff.Carpenter has four decades in law enforcement. He retired as chief... [Read More]
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Luke Combs combines hard-driving country-rock songs with lyrical love songs in his repertoire of music, which he'll bring to the Illinois State Fair's Grandstand on... [Read More]
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Monday is Senior Citizens and Scout Day at the Illinois State Fair. Fairgoers who are 60 and older are admitted to the fairgrounds for free.... [Read More]
Foreigner performs on the Grandstand Stage during the Illinois State Fair on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Sunday, August 12, 2018, in Springfield, Ill. [Read More]
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With political ads on the air for more than a year, the Illinois State Fair may no longer be the traditional kickoff to campaign season.... [Read More]
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Illinois' veterans were the guests of honor at the Illinois State Fair Sunday with several events throughout the day aimed at saluting their service and... [Read More]
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BMX bike rider Koji Kraft travels all around the country, performing his stunts and tricks for all to see. Yet, for the suburban Addison native,... [Read More]
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This is Marian Brockschmidt's 70th year of entering textiles into competition at the Illinois State Fair.Brockschmidt's first entries at the fair in 1948 included an embroidered... [Read More]
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The administrator of a nursing home in this Macoupin County community says she is glad Gov. Bruce Rauner signed bills designed to reduce the backlog... [Read More]
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The indoor smoking ban that began at least a year ago at all Springfield Housing Authority rental properties made Jim Robertson smoke less."It's helping," said Robertson,... [Read More]
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The giant fiberglass statue of Abraham Lincoln next to the Main Gate of the Illinois State Fairgrounds was the creation of prolific folk-art sculptor Carl... [Read More]
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A Petersburg man was seriously injured Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle while walking alongside Interstate 72 near New Berlin.Matthew T. Wallick, 32,... [Read More]
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The Grand Champions were chosen during the Parade of Champions at the Livestock Center during the Illinois State Fair. The winners will go on to... [Read More]
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