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New Firefighters’ Deal Approved

A new tentative collective bargaining agreement with Springfield firefighters was approved 9-1 by the city council Tuesday night.  The three-year…

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Back to the Drawing Board for Police Document Shredding Settlement

It is a rare occassion when the Springfield City Council does not go into executive session but that was the…

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Pension Reform Passes

The Illinois Legislature has approved a historic plan to eliminate the state’s $100 billion pension shortfall, considered the worst in…

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Suspicious Powder at Downtown State Office: Baby Powder

Several agencies are on scene at a downtown state office building after a suspicious powder was found in its mail room.

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Power Restored to 1,000+ CWLP Customers

Springfield’s power utility blames an “underground equipment failure” for a service outage that lasted a little more than an hour Tuesday morning on Springfield’s southeast side.

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Panel Advances Pension Measure; Madigan Decries Current System as “Too Rich”

It’s on to the House and Senate for the pension proposal, which aims to save $160 billion over 30 years and shore up Illinois’ underfunded public pension systems.

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Deadline Extended to Submit Healthcare Forms

A deadline has been extended once more for some Illinois state retirees who need to submit certain health insurance documents.

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Call It P-Day

House, Senate to vote today

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ADM, Other Incentives Paired with Satellite Tax

Sponsor says user fee helps offset giveaways; ADM would have to boost Decatur

Superintendent Search Reaching Final Stages

The superintendent search for District 186 is reaching the final stages. There will be an upcoming forum open to the…

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Survey: Teachers Still Spend Plenty of Money Out of Pocket

Fresh
8-31-15 Horace Mann Survey

A new study by Horace Mann insurance suggests teachers spend a lot of their own money on supplies for their classrooms.

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UIS-Led Survey Examines Issues for Transgendered People

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A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes towards the rights of transgendered people.

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Lawmaker: Cut Tax Breaks, Close DCEO

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State Rep. Jack Franks will propose closing tax loopholes and eliminating what he considers to be unfair credits for businesses.

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Combination-Locked Pill Bottles Now Law

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Illinois is the first state providing for a combination lock on a prescription pill bottle.

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Moody’s Issues Warning About State Credit Rating

Budget Cuts

Moody's: reach a budget agreement by late September.