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New Drivers License

7 days ago

Secretary of State to Issue Paper Drivers Licenses

Illinoisans will receive temporary paper driver's licenses and identification cards as the state works to meet federal security mandates.

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7 days ago

Re-Internment Ceremony Held at Once-Desecrated Cemetery

A re-internment ceremony is being held for the human remains and grave items recovered when desecration was found in 2009 at a cemetery in suburban Chicago.

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U of I Faculty Don’t Like Rauner Appointment

Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice to fill the college faculty slot on the Illinois Board of Higher Education has prompted backlash from faculty at the University of Illinois.

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USDA: We’ve Had Enough Rain, Thank You

Corn, soybeans moving along

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7 days ago

Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Riverton

No one was home at the time.

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1 week ago

Night Court for Illinois Supremes

Also: special session in Lisle

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1 week ago

Chamber: Perceptions of Dist. 186 Among Businesspeople Mostly Unfounded

Perception doesn’t always meet reality, and that’s the case in terms of the Springfield business community’s perceptions of the Springfield Public School System.

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School Board Hires Crum as SHS B-Ball Coach After All

The Springfield Public School Board Monday night voted 7-0 to hire Joby Crum as Springfield High School head Boys Basketball Coach.

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.

1 week ago

Rauner Vetoes Union Arbitration Bill

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow an arbitrator to settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall.

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1 week ago

Park Board Backs Downtown TIF Extension

Next stop on Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder's tour of local government agencies: the Springfield Park Board.

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1 week ago

Election Board Gives Mautino Time to Clean Up Reports

Round numbers, lack of specifics raise eyebrows

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1 week ago

Human Resources Director Out at City

City of Springfield Human Resources Office Director Melina Tomaras-Collins is out of a job with the city.

Illinois State Fair 2015

1 week ago

State Fair Grandstand Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

The Illinois State Fair has, at long last, announced when tickets will be on sale for the grandstand acts at this year's fair, and it's soon.

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1 week ago

Report: Pedestrian Deaths Increasing in IL, Across U.S.

Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation shows that the state's pedestrian fatalities increased by 18 percent in 2015.

Sinead O'Connor performing at the Barbican Centre in London

Featuring: Sinead O'Connor, Carl Papenfus
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 13 Apr 2015
Credit: Danny Clifford/Hottwire.net/WENN.com

1 week ago

UPDATE: Sinead O’Connor Found

Police in suburban Chicago had put out a well-being check for Irish singer and musician Sinead O'Connor.

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1 week ago

Franks Sets Sights on McHenry County

Longtime lawmaker won't seek re-election

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“Lockbox” for Road Fund

Lawmakers' only constitutional amendment

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1 week ago

Lawmaker: End “Economic War between the States”

Bidding wars with incentives don't pay off, says Stadelman

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1 week ago

“Cruel and Unusual Punishment”

Prison mental health care at issue

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1 week ago

Route 66 Site Has New Future

Former Sprague's service station

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