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Chicago Fraternal Order of Police vs. Rep. Davis

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police leaders are saying State Rep. Monique Davis owes them an apology. Davis was quoted as…

Houston Reacts To Departures

After revealing the departure of both the chief of police and corporation counsel, Mayor Houston was asked by the press if he had requested both men to leave the city payroll.


Springfield Police Chief, Corp Counsel Out

In a surprise move Springfield Mayor Mike Houston announced Friday that Police Chief Robert Williams and Corporation Counsel Mark Cullen…


Life in Prison for Harris in Beason Killings

An Illinois man convicted of fatally beating five members of his ex-wife’s family in 2009 has been sentenced to life…

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Homeowners Scam in Sangamon County

Sangamon County Recorder Josh Langfelder is warning citizens about a scam going around that affects homeowners. Advertisements that say a…

Frerichs: Quinn’s Pension Deadline “Arbitrary”

A state senator suggests pension restructuring legislation will come despite, rather than because of, the governor sending lawmakers to bed…


Springfield Kidzeum Plans Rolling Along

The Kidzeum is coming along but still needs help from the citizens of Springfield. Soon there will be an opportunity…


US Sen. Kirk’s Bill Targets Wasteful Programs

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has introduced legislation he says will help eliminate wasteful federal programs. The Illinois Republican, who describes…


Help is Coming for Diabetes Reaserch in Illinois

A pair of new Illinois laws will fund diabetes research and track economic costs of the disease. Gov. Pat Quinn…


Group: Few Sex Offenders Resources at Big Muddy

An advocacy group says there aren’t enough clinical staff members at a southern Illinois prison that houses sex offenders. The…

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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

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

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.