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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.


Illinois Jobless Rate Ticks Up

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


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…


Two Dead in South Jacksonville Motorcycle Crash

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


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…


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.

Mayor Mike Houston joins the Ray Lytle Show on 7/17/2013

Houston Defends Williams, Buscher; Dismisses Idea of Leave

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston doesn’t think top police brass should be put on leave during the ongoing file shredding investigation.


Wells Fargo Lays Off 74 in Springfield

Wells Fargo is laying off 74 workers in Springfield.


Houston: Someone Has it Out for Buscher

The city still cannot comment on a leak of internal police files, and likely won’t comment until an investigation is completed.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

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.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.