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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…


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.


Crimestoppers Receives Tip about Dead Baby

Grandview Police Chief Mark Feleccia says this Crime Stoppers tip is “an unusal one.”


City of Springfield in Contempt of Court?

The motions have been filed and movement is underway to take the city back to court over alleged violations of the Open Meetings Act.

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Springfield BOE Still Grappling with Residency Question

The Springfield School Board is still trying to figure out how to ensure its administrators live within district boundaries.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan to Run for Re-Election

Madigan had been considering running for governor, but has now decided to seek election to a fourth term as attorney general.


Springfield House Fire Displaces Four

A Springfield home was damaged after a fire ripped through Monday afternoon.


Dillard Announces Run for Governor

State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) is giving it another try for governor.


Arrests Made in String of Enos Park Arsons

Springfield Police and fire investigators say they’ve made several arrests in connection with recent Enos Park arsons.

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100 Days In… Still No Budget Progress


To say Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats are at an impasse is an understatement.

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Rauner Appoints Jacksonville Businessman to Lead IHPA

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Jim Bruner is known for his business acumen, having led United Contractors Midwest since 2001.

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Amtrak to Suspend Chicago to St. Louis Train Service Oct. 17 – 31


The work was scheduled for later in the month to avoid disrupting travel during the NLDS between the Cardinals and Cubs.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

State Fair Vendor

Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.