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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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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.

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Durbin’s War Chest Swelling

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Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

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Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card

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Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

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Renewed Push for Chicago Casinos

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Proponents say the entire state would benefit

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State Police Investigating Metro East Trooper

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The Illinois State Police is investigating one of their own