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Democratic 18th District Congressional Candidates Debate

Things got a little testy between the two Democratic candidates in next month's special primary election to choose who may replace Aaron Schock as 18th District Congressman.

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Clean Jobs Bill Still in Play at Capitol

"Dead" isn’t the right way to describe the so-called Illinois Clean Jobs Bill, according to one of its sponsors.


Survey: Downtown Springfield Growth Important to All of Sangamon County

Sangamon County residents are continuing to put the area's economic importance in downtown Springfield.

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$200+ Million in Illinois Film Tax Credits

$204 million in tax credits have been doled out in the last six years for television shows, movies, and commercials filmed in Illinois.

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Released from Baltimore Halfway House

Jesse Jackson Junior will serve three years of supervised release and complete 500 hours of community service.


The Rx for Unemployment: Learn Nursing

Demand expected to grow soon


Foster to Feds: Thank You Very Little

Illinois pays out a lot and gets back not a lot


More about Mike Frerichs

Ag Invest among the programs the treasurer is headlining

Rauner Task Force

Rauner Mum on Bills with One Exception

Governor takes aim at bill which, he says, would weaken his power

Centreville flood

Dozens Rescued From Flooded Area in Southwest Illinois

Approximately 40 rescued near Centreville.

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New Roof Most Pressing Need for Illinois Governors Mansion

Illinois Executive Mansion Association says it plans to release construction specifications to contractors interested in repairing the roof.

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Ameren CIPS Cautions It’s Employees to Beware of the Dog

Recent rash of bitings has led Ameren to warn it's workers Fido may not always be friendly.

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Durbin Says He Won’t Support Fast Track Bill

Durbin wants the bill to contain aid to U.S. workers.

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Mother Jones Monument in Mt. Olive Rededicated Today

Monument dedicated to labor activist after being refurbished.

Quinshaunta Golden

Sentencing Postponed in State Worker Theft, Bribery Scheme

Judge postponed sentencing until Tuesday to consider numeral character witness testimonies.

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Durbin: Stricter Gun Laws Would Have Prevented Charleston Shooting

Durbin hopes in the wake of the shooting of nine people in a church in South Carolina, Congress starts taking gun control seriously.


9 People Sickened with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Seven children were among nine people taken from a Springfield home.


Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Home #100

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is hitting a major milestone that's 26 years in the making.

6-19-15 Dave Varner Springfield City Council

City Concerns About Aldermen with Liquor Licenses Solved?

The Springfield City Council may have found a solution to Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi's inability to participate in council discussions related to liquor licenses.

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