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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.

Lawmakers, Citing Other Income, Balk at “Suspension”

Lawmakers under pressure to solve Illinois’ pension crisis say their progress is tied less to their pay than the process of calculating savings for the state’s coffers.

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Rutherford: Quinn Winning “P.R. War”

One of the Republicans running for governor of Illinois in 2014 is giving incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, some credit for his decision this week to veto lawmakers’ pay as retribution for inaction on pensions.

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10 hours ago in Local

Multiple Accident Ties Up Traffic: Police Cite Driver With Medical Emergency

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A multiple accident ties up traffic in Springfield during morning rush hour.

11 hours ago in Local

Home Health Care Advocates Beg Governor Rauner To Keep Overtime

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Advocates of Home Health Care push for Governor Rauner to reconsider banning overtime

15 hours ago in Local

Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

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A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.

15 hours ago in Local

Former Springfield Administrator Officially Out in Galesburg

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A former Springfield school principal and teacher is officially now out of a job at the place she left the capital for.

15 hours ago in Local

McCann: Hard to Get Leaders’ Attention

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State Senator Sam McCann says it would be nice if he could go in and say he wants to vote right now on a budget, but that's not the reality.