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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,…


Pension Reform Progress?

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


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.


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.


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.


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…


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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Police Investigate Shots Fired at Home


Damage reported to a home.

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Springfield Attorney Becomes Judge


It's now Judge Jennifer Ascher.

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Zopp Wants Chicago Police Superintendent to Resign


U.S. Senate hopeful Andrea Zopp says Chicago Police superintendent Garry McCarthy should step down.

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UPDATED: U of Chicago Reopens Today


Suspect Jabari Dean may have wanted to retaliate for Laquan McDonald shooting

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Judge to State: Pay Insurance for Home Health Care Workers


SEIU Healthcare Illinois took legal action against Gov. Bruce Rauner and Comptroller Leslie Munger earlier this month to force the payments.