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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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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…

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Reverse Agriculture Trade Mission Kicks Off in Auburn

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Illinois attracts international tourists. They are easy to spot along Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Downstate farm fields, not so much – except for this week.

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McFarland Enters City Council Race, Seeks Ward 4 Seat

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A school board member is switching it up next year -- running instead for Ward 4 on the city council.

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Area Economic Health is Still in Poor but Guarded Condition

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Some guarded optimism for area's business health

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Saturday Shooting Victim Identified; Still in Critical Condition

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A man shot in the face late Saturday night is still in critical condition.

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Rauner Proposes Ban on Outside Employment for Legislative Leaders; Leaders Aren’t Sold

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Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner doesn't want state legislative leaders to hold outside jobs