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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

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Illinois lawmakers head to Capitol in school funding fight

State Senate Republic Leader Bill Brady, left, listens as Gov. Bruce Rauner discusses school funding in the state during a news conference on Monday, July 24, 2017, in Chicago. Rauner reiterated his call on Monday morning for Illinois lawmakers to send him a school funding overhaul by noon, saying he will call a special session this week if it's not on his desk.

Shots fired report ends in arrest

Police say they pursued 23-year-old Donterius Collins in connection to a report of shots fired on Monday afternoon. Officers stopped the high-speed chase when they deemed it unsafe.

U.S. Catholic Bishop: Politicians Who Made Gay 'Marriage' Legal Must Not Receive Communion

In a recent video explaining basic Catholic Church teaching on why same-sex marriage is immoral and wrong, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, who heads the Catholic diocese of Springfield, Illinois, also explained why Catholics who engage in or support seriously sinful behavior must not present themselves for Communion at Mass until they go to Confession and amend their lives, and this is particularly true of politicans who made homosexual "marriage" legal and who "aid and abet abortion." It is also true, said the bishop, for Catholics who use artificial birth control that they must "repent, go to Confession, and amend their lives" before they may present themselves for Communion.

Education standoff in Springfield: Governor, lawmakers square off over education

Gov. Bruce Rauner called on Monday for a second special legislative session in a month, this time after lawmakers ignored his noon deadline for sending him public education-funding legislation with just weeks before the scheduled opening of schools. Rauner issued the summons for lawmakers to return to the Capitol beginning Wednesday after he held a news conference in Chicago to accuse Democrats who control the General Assembly of holding school children "hostage" to their political agenda.

Social Media Sensation Visits Springfield

Social Media Sensation Amiri King was in the Capitol City on Monday. However, King's visit to Central Illinois wasn't about videos or views; it was about saying goodbye to a fan.

Former HS Coach dies from Lou Gehriga s Disease

Steve Rockford, the former Southeast High School wrestling coach who has been battling Lou Gehrig's disease since May 2012, died Saturday morning at his home. He was 46. Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , affects motor neurons, which are the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement.

Illinois governor calls another special session on education

Flanked by State Senate Republic Leader Bill Brady, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin discusses school funding in the state during a news conference on Monday, July 24, 2017, in Chicago. Rauner reiterated his call on Monday morning for Illinois lawmakers to send him a school funding overhaul by noon, saying he will call a special session this week if it's not on his desk.

Springfield police make arrest in July 20 bank robbery

Detectives say Mason McLaughlin, 29, has been arrested in connection with a robbery at Town & Country Bank on July 20 . According to a release from the Springfield Police Department, McLaughlin was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at the Homestyle Inn and Suites in Springfield on July 21. The investigation into the bank robbery is ongoing.

Fire breaks out at Illinois Historic Preservation Agency building

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Fire officials are looking into what caused a fire at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency building over the weekend.

4th Dem running vs. Davis

A former Illinois assistant attorney general from Edwardsville has become the fourth Democratic candidate for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville. Erik Jones joins Dr. David Gill of Bloomington, Betsy Londrigan of Springfield and Benjamin Webb of Normal among Democrats who have announced they will run next year in Illinois' 13th Congressional District, which includes all or parts of Champaign, Piatt, DeWitt, Macon, McLean, Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Bond, Madison and Sangamon counties.

Farewell Address From Prominent Ag Economist Dr. Danny Klinefelter

FAREWELL ADDRESS FROM PROMINENT AG ECONOMIST DR. DANNY KLINEFELTER Jul. 24, 2017 Source: blog by Dr. Danny Klinefelter as it appeared on I turned 70 on April 5, and retired from Texas A&M on June 30, 2017.

Rauner U of I trustee pick a generous GOP donor

Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent choice for a seat on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees is a generous Republican campaign donor. Dr. Stuart King has given $6,000 to Citizens for Rauner.

Urban League hopes to keep youth out of trouble

To oversimplify it, keeping young people out of trouble is a big step toward curbing the violence which has cropped up in Springfield this spring and early summer. The Urban League's Marcus Johnson spelled out some of the programs for the city council "This service learning component provides to under-served students - specifically students who are now transitioning out of summer school.

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The Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington will soon be host to a series of exhibits created by the University of Illinois' genomic biology institute. The Pantagraph reports that "The Art of Science" exhibits feature large, artistically enhanced representations of scientific research.

A Closer Look At The Group That Could Inform Rauner's Agenda

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choices for new top staff positions - from chief of staff to policy director to the head of his communications team - have created a firestorm in recent weeks. That's because a handful of key additions to Rauner's administration come from the Illinois Policy Institute, a think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield that has advocated for smaller government, lower taxes and decried the power of longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Springfield police make arrest in July 10 deadly shooting

The Springfield Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting that happened on the city's southwest side on July 10. Springfield police say the shooting happened in the 100 block of West Lake Drive at about 4:02 p.m. Officers say a 26-year-old man was found at the scene with several gunshot wounds to the chest , and was taken to a hospital where he would later be pronounced dead. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards identified the victim as John Laprice Morgan.

Illinois flooding victims qualify for tax penalty waivers

Sandbags arev ready to be deployed on La Fox River Drive in Algonquin, Ill., Thursday, July 20, 2017. Flood levels along two northern Illinois rivers looked to be falling after flooding this week but another round of rain has them rising again.

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