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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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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Cameras and Microphones Could Be Used in Sangamon Co. Trial Coverage

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There could be extended coverage of Sangamon County's court system coming to a radio or television near you.

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Manar: Rauner Has Changed During Budget Process

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One local lawmaker says it's not the same Governor Bruce Rauner talking about the budget now as it was a few months ago.

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State Police, IDOT Give R-E-S-P-E-C-T — and H-E-L-P — to Aretha Franklin

New York premiere of 'Selma' at Ziegfeld Theater - Red carpet arrivals

Featuring: Aretha Franklin
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 14 Dec 2014
Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.

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Mel Reynolds No-Show for Arraignment

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Former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.

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Iowa Prisoner Used Pipes to Escape

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Authorities say an Iowa inmate later caught in Henry County, Illinois managed to escape from one of the state's most secure cells by sneaking through the building's piping and onto the roof.