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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…


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…


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.…


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…


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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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.