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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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A Blank Canvas for Key Downtown Property

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Two city blocks eyed for redevelopment

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State Pension Ruling Expected Friday

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A Sangamon County judge says he'll issue a ruling Friday over the constitutionality of Illinois' pension overhaul.

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Illinois Job Numbers Not Showing Improvement

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Unemployment rate holds at 9%

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Military a Big Employer in the State

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$13 billion; 150,000 jobs attributed to Illinois economy

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Rauner Calls State Budget “Stunningly Bad,” Provides No Solution

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.

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad'' and it will require "strong action'' to fix it.