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Three Cops Promoted

Three retire and three promoted….that’s what happened Monday with the Springfield Police Department as Chief Robert Williams pinned sergeant’s stripes on three long-time SPD officers.


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.


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…


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…


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.


Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Found in Mason County

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

Governor Pat Quinn

Quinn Not Backing Off Pay Cuts for Lawmakers

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


Moody’s Says Pension Liability Billions Higher Than Reported

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


Furloughs Begin at 183rd Fighter Wing

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


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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