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Blagojevich Running Out of Time for Appeal

Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers are working to meet a deadline to file what could be a 100-page appeal calling for the ex-governor’s corruption convictions to be tossed or for his 14-year sentence to be reduced.

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American Legion of Illinois finds $88 Thousand Through I-Cash

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his office’s unclaimed property division has recovered about 88-thousand dollars for the American Legion of…

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Simon Urges Action to Make College Affordable

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging educators to do everything they can to remove obstacles such as higher loan rates…

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Taking Vitamins Likely Not Necessary, Potentially Harmful

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for our daily health, but too much of certain ones could be harmful.

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Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Found in Mason County

West Nile Virus is making its way to East Central Illinois.

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Quinn Not Backing Off Pay Cuts for Lawmakers

Some are wondering whether Quinn’s move to suspend lawmakers’ pay is legal.

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Moody’s Says Pension Liability Billions Higher Than Reported

Illinois’ pension problem could be much worse off than it’s being reported.

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Furloughs Begin at 183rd Fighter Wing

Friday marked the start of mandatory furlough days for civilian employees at Springfield’s 183rd Fighter Wing.

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Mackey to Leave Habitat for Humanity Post

Sarah Mackey, Executive Director of the Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, will be leaving her post for a loftier position.

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“Police Shredding” Lawsuit Can Continue

Springfield’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over destroyed police files has been denied, and it will continue.

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.