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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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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.