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City Could Head Back to Court Over OMA Violations

A Springfield attorney is all but certain the city will end up back in court for conducting illegally closed meetings.


Redfield: Quinn’s Pay Cut Could Face Legal Challenges

A political science expert questions if the governor’s withholding of lawmakers’ pay is legal.

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Decatur Union Leader Removed

The Teamsters Union has removed the president of its local in Decatur after accusing him of giving himself a pay…


Milhiser Drops Charges in 2011 Concealed Carry Case

A man charged only with carrying a concealed weapon has had his charges dropped because of new concealed carry legislation…

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Tourism Numbers Up in Sangamon County

Just like the state of Illinois, Sangamon County tourism is up too. The county ranks seventh among all 102 counties,…

Reaction Swift, Mostly Negative to Governor’s Suspension of Pay

Reaction has been pouring in after the governor announced he’s suspending legislative pay in light of lawmakers’ inability to come to a solution on the state’s pension crisis.


Pushing Same Sex Marriage Along

Plaintiffs in Illinois’ same-sex marriage lawsuits are seeking to hasten the case to a conclusion. The ACLU and the group…


Look Out for West Nile

Illinois public health officials say they’ve found the season’s first West Nile-positive bird in southwestern Illinois. The results from a…

Quinn Suspends Lawmakers’ Pay

Gov. Pat Quinn is using his veto power to try and suspend state lawmakers’ pay because of their inaction on Illinois’ pension crisis.


State Senator: Conceal Carry a Victory

Not so quick on the draw just yet…State Senator Sam McCann says it could be awhile before the state will…

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.

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Food Pantries Thankful for Contributions

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Donations at Illinois food pantries during the holiday season helps them stay open year round.

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Businesses Get EDGE Tax Credits


The deals through the EDGE tax-credit program, though, would not provide tax incentives until Rauner and Illinois lawmakers agree on the overdue state budget.

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Historic Site Acquires Historical Portrait

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Olof Krans depicted Bishop Hill in Henry County.