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About: springfield, illinois

Springfield is 90 miles NE of the Greater St. Louis area. The most famous past resident is Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield itself from 1837 until he went to the White House in 1861. Major tourist attractions include a multitude of historic sites connected with Lincoln. In 1908 a large race riot erupted in the city which culminated in the lynching of two African American residents and led to the founding of the NAACP.

Population: 116909
Local Newspapers: State Journal-Register
Local Sports Teams: Springfield Junior Blues (NAHL)
Local Colleges: University of Illinois Springfield Robert Morris University (Illinois)

Zip Codes associated with springfield, illinois: 62701 62702 62703 62704 62707 62711 62712
Towns/Cities near springfield, illinois : Southern View Clear Lake Grandview Lincoln Park Riverton Jerome Leland Grove Sherman Spaulding Curran Chatham Rochester New Berlin

Springfield News
SB 1381 Spells Bad News For Illinois Consumers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. , May 25, 2017 PRNewswire USNewswire "The passage yesterday of Senate Bill 1381 in the Upper Chamber of the General Assembly spells bad news for over 1 million Illinois consumers including older residents, small businesses, working families, individuals dealing with health issues that require constant monitoring, and residents of rural areas as it threatens the availability of reliable landline telephone services, it could deprive vulnerable consumers of critical connections to emergency services, such as 911 and medical monitoring devices, and opens the door to further utility rate increases in our state.

JFK at 100: Why we still cherish his memory

By Michael Hogan, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Springfield. President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on Dec. 15, 1961.

Highway Dedication

Senator Andy Manar and the family and friends of late Sheriff Roger Walker gathered at the state capitol. They watched as senators voted on the bill that changed a portion of Route 51 from Ash Street and Elwin Road to the Sheriff Roger Walker Memorial Highway.

Thank you to the unsung heroes, so we can live free: Dennis McCarthy

Howard Suer, owner of the Van Nuys storage company, took it into his office and scattered its contents across his desk, and then he sat down hard in his swivel chair. Scattered across his desk was a Purple Heart, a Silver Star, and a Good Conduct Medal awarded to a Cpl.

Census special: How big is your town?

Just out this morning from the U.S. Census Bureau: new population estimates for every incorporated city and village from coast to coast as of last July 1. We got our hands on an advance copy. Here's what jumped out after digging through the data.

13 year old shooting victim identified

The Sangamon County Coroner, Cinda Edwards, has identified the young girl who died from a gunshot wound as Savanna Wilson. Wilson.

Unacceptable: None of us can tolerate budget impasse any longer

Editor's note: About 60 Illinois daily and weekly newspapers are running editorials this week on the need for an end to the nearly two-year state budget impasse. The State Journal-Register editorial board shared this editorial, which demands elected officials make passing a balanced budget their priority .

Wednesday Night High School Highlight Zone

Mt. Zion senior Merrik Eddington blasts a home run against MacArthur in an 11-1 win in 5 innings on Wednesday at the 3A Mt. Zion Regional.

Rauner - No property tax relief. No deal.

Springfield, Ill. Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois, calls senate passage of $5.4 billion in new taxes "a stunning failure" and promises not to agree to any deal without meaningful property tax relief.

Springfield police arrest third teen in drive-by shooting

In an update to a story WAND News has been following, the Springfield Police Department has announced the teen wanted in connection with a May 20 drive-by shooting has been arrested. Springfield police say the 17-year-old male suspected shooter was taken into custody by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force Wednesday morning.

DCFS under fire after closing abuse probes quickly

George Sheldon, director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, answers questions about his department's fiscal year 2018 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee ON May 3, 2017, at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. George Sheldon, director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, answers questions about his department's fiscal year 2018 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee ON May 3, 2017, at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

ACTBAC has its Civil War facts wrong

Those are some of the words used to describe the assertion from Saturday's rally that tied President Abraham Lincoln to Communism's ideological father, Karl Marx. James Cornelius, the curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., said the idea that Communism played a part in the Civil War and the South's secession matches neither the historic record nor reality.

Illinois Senate Dems prepare to go alone on budget vote

Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, discusses changes in the tax-increase package on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Democrats in the Senate are preparing a budget plan that can be approved without Republican help as time winds down to the scheduled May 31 adjournment.

Gov. Rauner answers questions as session ends in Springfield, IL

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner hosted a Facebook Live on Tuesday afternoon, May 23 to discuss the latest in Springfield as the session ends. Senators were winding down to a possible vote Tuesday on changes to the workers' compensation system.

Hope Inclusion Cafe opens in Springfield

Springfield community leaders and volunteers joined Hope Learning Academy officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hope Inclusion Cafe and Play Tuesday morning. The new restaurant, located at 3252 Ginger Creek Drive, will focus on making positive changes in the way children with learning differences interact with others.

Springfield sign company puts Lincoln print, wisdom on wall

Motorists and pedestrians passing the Old State Capitol or Abraham Lincoln's law office will now encounter a giant image of the 16th president a few blocks south. Ace Sign Co.

Dine out for the State House Circle Project

As you begin making your summer plans, be sure to include supporting beautification efforts for your community! Pride, Incorporated is making it easy by partnering with some of your favorite local restaurants to host a Dine Out every Tuesday in June. Grab your friends and enjoy great food while supporting local businesses and helping us raise funds for the State House Circle Project.

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