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Springfield Chamber Hosts Immigration Panel

Immigration advocates hope the more times they say it, Congress will eventually listen. “The key, for me,” said Doug Whitley,…

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Pension Reform Progress?

Is the so-called conference committee on pension reform making any progress?  One member of that panel thinks so.  State Representative…

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Mayor Gets Heated As City Lawsuits, Investigations Mount

So many lawsuits, so little time. The city of Springfield is facing so much legal action it’s getting hard to keep track.

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Businesses Boosting Sherman’s Revenue

The growth in businesses in Sherman has meant a growth in the village’s revenues.

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Springfield Loses FOIA Lawsuit — Again

A man suing the city for the release of internal police files has won — again.

Meetings Planned to Get Input on Next Superintendent

The search for Springfield’s next school superintendent continues, and the public is being asked to help.

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Arrests Made in ATV Thefts

Several Springfield area residents are behind bars, accused of stealing several all terrain vehicles with a combined value north of 45-thousand dollars.

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West Nile Returns to the County

You may see the contraptions in your neighborhood’s trees and have wondered what they are….mosquito traps to monitor the West…

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Dry Spots Popping Up on Illinois Farm Fields

For the first time this year, Illinois farms are showing some dry spots.

Madigan’s Decision Roils Dems

The decision by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to seek re-election and not run for governor has created a ripple effect among Illinois Democrats weighing 2014 bids.

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Second Arrest Made in Rochester Homicide

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One of two people that remained wanted after a deadly shooting incident late last month outside Rochester has been taken into custody.

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President Obama’s Visit: The Day After

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They're not done replaying the game films yet, but those involved in orchestrating Wednesday's presidential visit to Springfield say, for now, it was a fun and positive experience that went well.

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Chicago Woman Charged with Supplying Gun to Niece

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Federal prosecutors say a Chicago woman has been indicted on charges that she supplied her 14-year-old niece with the handgun the girl allegedly used to kill another teen during an argument over a boy.

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Par-a-Dice Cuts Staff, Blames Video Gaming

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Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria has announced announced they are laying off employees amidst a protracted slump in business.

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Jury Sides with Illinois Man in Excessive Force Lawsuit

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Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.