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Guv Candidates Try to Define Themselves

Under the leadership of Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois lawmakers ignored his wishes on concealed carry and his deadline to craft…

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Pig Disease

A virus that is killing piglets is now being reported in 15 states, including Illinois. It was discovered in April…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Motorcycle Accident Kills Man Wednesday on North Side

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Intersection near Lanphier closed for several hours

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Human Remains in Rochester Identified

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The Sangamon County Coroner's Office has identified the female remains found in Rochester on July 19th.

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Sangamon County Leads State in Tourism Growth

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Numbers released by the Illinois Office of Tourism indicates the Springfield area continues to be a big draw for visitors.

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More Money Toward City Pensions? Not So Fast, Say Budgeteers

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Some Springfield aldermen want to take a budget windfall and put it toward police and fire pensions, but city budgeteers are advising against it at the moment.

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Police Arrest 5 in Shooting, Crash at Dirksen & South Grand

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Police have arrested five people in connection with a shooting turned high speed chase turned crash late Tuesday night.