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Legislation Would Ban Some Red Light Cameras

The Illinois House has approved a proposed ban on red light cameras in certain communities.


Art Institute Gets Major Donation

Chicago's Art Institute says it has received what's being called the largest gift of art in its history.

Rauner Task Force

Good Friday Backlash a “Communication” Problem, Says Rauner

100 days in, still touting "Turnaround Agenda"


Found: $26 Million to Undo Budget Cuts

New bill expected on Senate floor today.

3-10-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Discusses CWLP Financial Troubles

The Springfield City Council will discuss the future of City Water Light and Power next week.

3-16-15 Springfield School Board

Dist. 186 Board Adopts Dress Code of Its Own

If the Springfield Public School teachers have to adhere to their dress code, so does the board.


Springfield Fire Chief Fustin to Retire

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin says he will step down June First.


Manar Says Governor Not Responsive to Education Funding Bill, Gov. Disagrees

"The governor's lack of a position, or his indifference, about getting greater equity in the state when it comes to school funding - that's obviously hurting our cause," Manar said.

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IDOT to Talk Roads in Statewide Tour

Illinois transportation officials are going to visit multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state's roads.

Budget Cuts

Special House Panel Convenes, Scrutinizes Rauner Budget Cuts

A special Illinois House budget panel asked for the governor's definition of "non-essential spending."


City Water Light and Power Doesn’t Meet Debt Coverage Ratio

City Water Light and Power didn't meet its required debt coverage ratio for the last fiscal year.

3-20-15 Davis and Palazzolo

Palazzolo Tapped for Sangamon Co. Circuit Clerk

Former Springfield Mayoral Candidate Paul Palazzolo could have a new job in county government.


Local Control of Charter Schools Passes House

The authority to establish a charter school would belong to the local school board, under a bill which passed the…

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New Panel Will Examine Budgeting

Expects governor to defend cuts, describe process

4-20-15 Springfield Public School Board

Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.


$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.


Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.


Sherman Mayor: Only Give Residents What They Want

The newly re-elected mayor of Sherman says economic development and growing the town will continue to be his top priority.


Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in Springfield

A resurgent mortgage industry means a major employer in Springfield is hiring again.

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LaHood So Far Front-Runner to Replace Schock

State Senator Darin LaHood remains the favorite to replace Aaron Schock as the 18th District Congressman.

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