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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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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…

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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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Springfield Homebuilders Against Potential Regulations

The Springfield Area Home Builders Association is strongly against proposed regulations it says will decimate the state’s construction industry.

Cross Not Running for AG, Wants to Retain Leadership Post

The decision by the Democratic attorney general to seek re-election is now having a ripple effect in the Republican Party.

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Illinois Jobless Rate Ticks Up

Illinois’ unemployment rate is up one-tenth of 1 percent in the monthly report just released.

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15 Arrested on Drug Charges

Fifteen people in central Illinois have been arrested after a task force served several search warrants this week. Those arrested range in…

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Two Dead in South Jacksonville Motorcycle Crash

Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash in South Jacksonville.

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Auburn Accident Leaves Child Dead

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has released the identity of the child killed in a car wreck just east of…

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Search Moving Forward for Park Board Executive Director

The Springfield Park Board is a couple weeks away from having a job description to use to find it next Executive Director.

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Tales of Woe Dominate Workers’ Comp Hearing

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Hoosier: Don't be like our state

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Tractor Driver Killed in Wreck

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Other driver refused treatment

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Springfield City Council Potentially Saves CWLP from Default

The public gave outgoing Mayor Mike Houston a standing ovation at Tuesday's Springfield City Council meeting.

The move is so that another technical default doesn't happen on the utility's bonding, and that the required debt coverage ratio can be met.

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Springfield Diocese Removes Pastor Accused of Abuse

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The alleged misconduct occurred in Jacksonville in 1980.

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McFarland Becomes Chairman of “Invest in 186″

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Scott McFarland was announced as the new chairman of "Invest in 186"