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A marker highlights Barack Obama's presidential announcement in Springfield and more top stories

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  • A plaque now highlights Barack Obama's presidential announcement at the Old State Capitol
  • Illinois lawmakers pass a measure to withdraw investments in Russian or Belarusian assets
  • Some lawmakers supporting a measure to make some areas Tourism Improvement Districts
  • Former WIU President Jack Thomas the subject of an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General
  • Springfield Memorial Foundation Executive Director Melissa Hansen-Schmadeke discusses downtown's activities at Holiday Fest this weekend
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