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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.

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Wells Fargo Lays Off 74 in Springfield

Wells Fargo is laying off 74 workers in Springfield.

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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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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.

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Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

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A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.

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Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

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Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

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New IL Corrections Director Resigns

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.