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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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Local Control of Charter Schools Passes House

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The authority to establish a charter school would belong to the local school board, under a bill which passed the…

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New Panel Will Examine Budgeting

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Expects governor to defend cuts, describe process

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Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

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The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.

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$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

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$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

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Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

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The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.