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Democrats’ Tax Proposal Sets Stage for 2014

Influential Democrats in Springfield are pushing for a change to Illinois’ income tax that could become a contentious issue in…

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs

Free lunch, and even breakfast, could be part of the day where your kids attend school. A federal program is…

Kick Off Ceremony for the 20th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

New Dog Tethering Rules in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law new rules for tethering a dog outside. Quinn says the legislation ensures dogs…

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Habitat for Humanity Presents Keys to Springfield Woman

On Sunday, the Sangamon County Habitat for Humanity had a dedication ceremony for a Springfield woman. Debbie Weiner was given…

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It Isn’t Graffitti

No..it isn’t grafitti, dozens of families came downtown Saturday to Paint the Street.  Betsy Dollar, Executive Director of the Springfield…

Better Gov Association: AG Madigan Made Right Call

A government reformer believes Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan made the right call in staying out of the governor’s race.…

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Disability Parking Compliance to be Checked Sunday

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office will check for compliance with disability parking regulations Sunday at Chicagoland Motor Speedway…

An Early Candidate for Mayor?

Although the election is a year-and-a-half away, one elected official says he is interested in the mayor’s office.  Sangamon County…

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Could Springfield City Council Ask Houston to Step Down?

To be clear, Springfield city council members are not currently petitioning for Mayor Mike Houston to step down from his post. However,…

Durbin to Hold “Stand Your Ground” Hearing

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he will hold a hearing on so-called “stand your ground” laws. About 30 states have…

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