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Sherman Considers Strengthening Soliciting Ordinance, Setting Up Local Court

The Village of Sherman is trying to clean up its ordinance regarding peddlers and solicitors, and solve a problem it has with the current ordinance.

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Langfelder Wants to Move Forward with Hunter Lake — Soon

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he will push an ordinance within the next month moving forward with the building up of Hunter Lake.

3-10-15 Springfield Diocese

Catholic Bishops: Don’t Rely on Gambling Expansion

Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois have told state lawmakers they shouldn't turn to gambling as a revenue fix for the state's troubled budget.

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Slowdown in Medical Marijuana Applications

Illinois sent about 200 approval letters in May to patients who qualify for the new medical marijuana program.

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Violent Crime Task Force Formed in Champaign

Four Champaign County police chiefs and the county sheriff are starting a new task force aimed at curbing violent crime in the area.

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U of I President Moves Money to Student Programs

The University of Illinois' new president says one of his first actions will be to transfer $8.2 million of his discretionary money from administration to financial aid and other student programs.

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Gas Prices: Everything Is Relative

Refinery problems are to blame for recent spike

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Governor to WTAX: Madigan’s the Problem

Rauner prepares to close facilities if there's no balanced budget by July 1.

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CTA Bus in Fatal Crash

Chicago police: bus ran red light

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Coal Miner’s Death Is under Investigation

Mine was recognized for safety record

6-2-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Approves Move in Stanford Ave. Extension Project

The Springfield City Council has approved of purchasing land that will be used as part of the Stanford Avenue Extension project.

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Rauner Threatens $400 Million in Cuts Absent Budget Agreement

Rauner says it must prepare for the possibility there won't be a deal on spending by July 1.

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Farmers Disappointed in Renewable Fuel Standard’s Ethanol Cut

"The EPA is buying further into the oil industry arguments that it has hit the blend wall."

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Stripper Sues Peoria-Area Club Over Minimum Wage Dispute

Aleigha Woods is seeking class-action status to cover about 100 other dancers at Club Cabaret in Creve Coeur.

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Forums Start Wednesday for Input on Police Chief Interviews

Mayor Jim Langfelder says the public will have input into what should be asked of the eight people looking to become Springfield Police Chief.

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Man Attempts to Meet Woman Through Facebook, Gets Robbed

Police are investigating -- no description of the suspect is available.

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McCann: Who Knows When Budget Stalemate Will Be Resolved

State Senator Sam McCann says he left his crystal ball at home.

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Delay in Hastert Case

The arraignment of Dennis Hastert has been pushed from Thursday to June 9

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State to County Fairs: Beware of Bird Flu

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is warning county fair operators to take extra precautions this summer to stop the spread of poultry and livestock diseases.

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State Ag Officials Conducting “Pork Tour” with Foreign Leaders

Illinois agriculture officials are hosting buyers from seven foreign countries this week in an effort to increase export sales for the state's pork industry.

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