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Tax Filing Deadline Delayed for Northern Illinois Tornado Victims

Rauner says the residents of DeKalb and Ogle Counties affected by the tornadoes have until October 31st to file.


Nuding’s Ready for his Close-up

State budget chief: The cutting may not be over.


Habitat for Humanity Helps 100th Sangamon County Family

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County has started construction on the home for its 100th family.

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Minimum Wage Increase Not Ready for Springfield City Council Vote

The Springfield City Council will not yet vote on a measure that would increase the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour.

Budget Cuts

Senators Revisit the “Good Friday Massacre”

$26 million in cuts, grant suspensions surprise lawmakers who say they thought they'd fixed everything


Sangamon County Won’t Ask for Special Election Reimbursement

The primary is scheduled for July 7th, the general September 10th.


Ball-Chatham School District Cuts 18

The Ball-Chatham School District is cutting 18 positions.

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UIS Students Tweet Abraham Lincoln’s Death

Something not even thought of 150 years ago will be part of the activities marking the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's shooting, death, and funeral.


Date Set for City Inauguration

The inauguration date for newly elected city of Springfield officials has been set.


Activities on 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Death Wednesday

Chris Wills with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says there will be events Wednesday marking Lincoln's death.


Schock Staffers Called to Testify

At least four now-former staffers of former Congressman Aaron Schock tell Congress they've been subpoenaed to testify.


Lawmakers: Study Pension Proposal Before Enacting Anything

A couple of state lawmakers who are leaders on pension restructuring are cautioning against doing anything further without considering the consequences.


Lincoln Convention This Weekend in Vandalia

The 2015 Abraham Lincoln Presenters Convention starts later this week.


Man Who Broke Out of Illinois Jail Makes Court Appearance

A judge has appointed a new attorney for Kamron Taylor.


Shooting At 17th/Cass Under Investigation

Police heard shots fired at 17th and Cass


Damp Fields Discourage Planting

Oats, wheat are bright spots now


Send the Bill to Aaron Schock

Special election costly, especially for small counties


Biss and Nekritz Want More Study of Rauner Pension Proposal

Pension architects hold news conference today

(Dave Benton.  Photo courtesy Nexstar Broadcasting, WCIA-TV)

Dave Benton Steps Down from WCIA-TV Anchor Desk, to Stay with Station

Longtime area television anchor Dave Bention isn't calling it a career yet, but he is stepping down from the anchor desk.

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