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Springfield National Guard Troops Heading to Afghanistan

The soldiers are a part of the 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, which is based in Springfield.


Springfield PD Wants Tips on Armed Robbery

Springfield Police need help figuring out who committed an armed robbery last weekend.


Murphy: Pensions Are Still a Point

401(k)-style solution could still be in the mix, senator says


Durbin Warns “Right to Work” May Not Benefit Workers

He's not surprised Gov. Rauner is pushing it


Evidence-Based School Funding Bill Surfaces

Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman of Bloomington says he's filing legislation that would commission a study to develop a formula for state funding of schools based on local needs.

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IDOT Nominee Arrested for DUI in 2004

Gov. Bruce Rauner's nominee to head the Illinois Department of Transportation was arrested for drunken driving in 2004.


Ward 2 Candidate: Hire City Planner

One of the candidates for Springfield's Ward 2 is making economic development a top priority.

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150th Anniversary Lincoln Funeral Train Trip Short $100,000

The group believes with corporate sponsorship the project is "entirely doable.''


Galesburg Man Sentenced to 40 Years in 15-Year-Old’s Death

A Galesburg man accused of shooting a 15-year-old to death in 2013 has pleaded guilty.


Houston: Time to Move On from Police Document Shredding Scandal

Houston says the information released late Wednesday is just a press release, and expects a full report to come forth soon.


401(k) System Is a Failure, Says Sen. Biss

Many reasons not to move public pension plans into this format, he says


Durbin: Expect Keystone XL Veto

Oil prices make project economically unfeasible, he says


City Won’t Face Criminal Charges Over Police Document Shredding

The city of Springfield will not face criminal charges for its actions over the illegal shredding of police internal affairs files.

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Illinois Driver’s Licenses May Not Be Good to Fly By 2016

Illinois residents might not be able to use their driver's licenses at airports starting in 2016.

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United Way Celebrates “211 Day”

You've heard of Star Wars Day – May the Fourth. And CB Radio Day – Ten-Four. All kidding aside, February 11 is 2-1-1 Day.


SPD Hosts First “Coffee With a Cop” Event

Springfield beat cops are trying to get more involved with the community.


Gray’s Appointment Approved, Assumes County Clerk Position

Don Gray will serve as Sangamon County Clerk until at least 2016.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Rauner Forms Commission to Study Criminal Justice System

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed an executive order to create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.


Manar Reacts to “Fair Share” Executive Action

Local state senator fears damage to budget talks


Schakowsky Gives Netanyahu Visit Thumbs Down

Israel prime minister to address Congress next month

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