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3 weeks ago

Frustration on Both Sides with Proposed Salvation Army Move — Open Houses Planned

The Springfield City Council sent back to committee a proposal to extend the redevelopment agreement regarding Tax Increment Financing District funds for the Salvation Army.


3 weeks ago

For a Third Time …

GOP derides school funding formula proposal as Chicago bailout

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3 weeks ago

City Council Approves Revised Coal Contract

The Springfield City Council has approved a contract for coal with Saint Louis-based Arch Coal, but that doesn't mean the city may not continue to try and alter that deal.

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4 weeks ago

Rauner: Too Much Health Care Fraud in IL

Governor Bruce Rauner is signing another executive order -- this one having to do with potential health care fraud.

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4 weeks ago

LaHood Still Frustrated with State Legislative Inaction

A local Congressman in Springfield and throughout his district for a week days he's probably done more in seven months in Congress than the Illinois Legislature has.

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4 weeks ago

District-186 Takes Budget Process Slowly

Springfield Public School Board president Mike Zimmers says neither he nor the rest of the school board is in any hurry to craft a budget for next school year.

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4 weeks ago

Questions Remain About Midwife Legislation

A measure to legalize certified professional midwives remains in limbo after testimonies from Illinois pediatricians.

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4 weeks ago

Farmington Police Officer Involved in Shooting

Illinois State Police say a Farmington police officer shot a suspect in a domestic-battery investigation after the suspect repeatedly punched the officer in the head.

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

4 weeks ago

Problems Continued with Quinn Anti-Violence Program

The former head of an agency overseeing an Illinois anti-violence initiative says ex-Gov. Pat Quinn's staff directed him where money should go even after Quinn vowed reforms to the troubled program.

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4 weeks ago

Police May Have Dollar Store Robber in Custody

Springfield Police say they may have the person in custody who's responsible for a series of robberies to dollar stores and to at least one Family Video store.


4 weeks ago

Langfelder: Pass Employee Residency Requirement

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder may have to do something he says he doesn't do, and that's lobby aldermen for votes on an initiative of his.


4 weeks ago

Republicans: Ready When Dems Are

Minority leaders: Supermajority needs to lead

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4 weeks ago

Realtors Celebrate 100th Anniversary with Name Change, New Hire

They're celebrating their 100th anniversary this month by changing their name for the fifth time in their history.

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4 weeks ago

Circuit Clerk’s Office Adds Online Chat

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo says now you don't even have to pick up the phone to get some of your court questions answered, along with certain types of documen


4 weeks ago

The Boys (And Women) Are Back in Town

Welcome back, Illinois lawmakers.


4 weeks ago

Medical Marijuana Sales Increase

Retail sales of medical marijuana in Illinois increased by roughly 30 percent in March compared to the previous month.


4 weeks ago

UPDATE: Person Dead After Car, Train Collide

Springfield Police say one person is dead after a car and a freight train crashed late Sunday night.

Illinois State Fair 2015

4 weeks ago

Country and Rock Acts Headline State Fair

Popular country music acts and a legendary rock group will be part of the grandstand lineup at the Illinois State Fair.

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4 weeks ago

U of I to Keep Chancellor Candidates Private

University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign President Timothy Killeen wants to keep candidates' identities secret after initially saying finalists for chancellor there sit through public interviews.


4 weeks ago

Springfield Clinic Joins Healthcare Alliance

The Springfield Clinic is joining Memorial Health System and Southern Illinois University Healthcare, as the third partner in the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance (MHQA).

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