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Get Your Cards and Packages Ready

Even people who don’t write letters anymore are in the post office this time of year. Leaving the questions about…

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Give Healthcare Web Site Another Chance, We’re Told

This could build confidence in Illinois program

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Mayor: Someone’s Talking out of School

Mayor Houston says someone at city hall is leaking information

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Source: Mehlick Resigns Due to Conflict of Interest

Sources have confirmed to Newsradio 1240 and 107.5 FM WTAX that John Mehlick has resigned due to a conflict of interest.

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Illinois Union Exec: No Parallels Between Detroit and Illinois Pensions

Illinois public employee unions are getting ready for the inevitable court battle over pension changes passed by the legislature.

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Texting Scam Hitting Area Residents

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is concerned about a text messaging scam targeting area residents.

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ADM Incentive Proposal Is on Hold

Illinois House adjourns without taking up incentives

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New Firefighters’ Deal Approved

A new tentative collective bargaining agreement with Springfield firefighters was approved 9-1 by the city council Tuesday night.  The three-year…

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Back to the Drawing Board for Police Document Shredding Settlement

It is a rare occassion when the Springfield City Council does not go into executive session but that was the…

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Pension Reform Passes

The Illinois Legislature has approved a historic plan to eliminate the state’s $100 billion pension shortfall, considered the worst in…

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Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

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Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

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Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.

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$1 Million Donated for Governor’s Mansion Repairs

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The organization leading efforts to renovation the Illinois governor's mansion says it received $1 million in donations last year toward efforts to fix a leaky roof and other things.

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Illinois Up for Federal Transportation Money

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Illinois transportation planners are awaiting details of how they could use a potential multi-million windfall for the state.