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Schock Spends $1 Million from Campaign Fund Since March

Schock owes about $750,000 to the multi-national law firm Jones Day.

Budget Cuts

Eastern to Furlough 200+ Employees

Last month the president sent an email letting employees know that layoffs were possible in July.


Hooray for Happy Hour!

For the first time since the 1980s, happy hours are now legal in Illinois.


House Hears More Stories about the Effect of No Budget

Speaker appeals to governor: ignore campaign advisors and sign budget bill


Homeless Man Found Dead Behind Store

The man was found at a Dollar Tree store.


Munger to Continue Issuing Paychecks; Looks to Upgrade Payroll Systems

If next year brings another budget impasse, the same issues with the state's payroll systems may remain.

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Great Hunter Lake Debate Continues

A vote on moving forward with Hunter Lake is next week.

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Senate Approves One-Month Budget; Overrides Some Full-Year Budget Bill Vetoes

The Illinois Senate has approved over the complaints of Republicans a one-month, temporary budget to keep state government operating.


Blagojevich, Hastert Prosecutor Leaving to Become Judge

A U.S. judge overseeing Hastert's case congratulated Carrie Hamilton during a Tuesday status hearing.


House Committee Scrutinizes Rauner Pension Proposal

Democratic leaders have blasted the measure. Labor unions called it a waste of time.


Stark Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Jacob Stark, 27, has pleaded guilty to five child porn counts.


Bobcat Season Is Coming

Bobcats are no longer endangered, and a newly signed bill aims to curtail what some downstate lawmakers say is a…

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Chamber to Rauner: Stand Firm

And don't tax services!

Mayor Jim Langfelder honors Springfield Boy Scout Troop 3 at Tuesday night's meeting.  Troop 3 celebrates its 100th anniversary July 20th, and is hosting an ice cream social Sunday to mark the occasion.

Springfield City Council to Vote on Eliminating Pension-Based Benefit

It wasn't that long ago that no vote was expected any time soon on a longstanding city proposal to eliminate a pension perk. Now, Springfield aldermen will vote on it next week.


Another Budget Vote Wednesday

Temporary budget likely to go to the governor; veto override of full-year budget is unlikely

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Home Sales Down, But Realtors Remain Optimistic

Local home sales may look down compared to the same period a year ago, but some say those numbers were just too good.

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Red Cross Starts “RapidPass” Program

The American Red Cross says it's making it easier for people to donate blood, by giving you the chance to do some of the prep work ahead of time.


Pick Made for Vacant Sangamon County Board Seat

Pending board approval, Annette Fulgenzi will represent District 17.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Hastert Attorney: Media Has Complicated Case

Attorney Thomas Green tells a federal judge in Chicago the allegations of past sexual misconduct are "an 800 pound gorilla."

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