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Jefferson Crossing Green-Lighted; Alderman Holds Financial Stake in Anchor Tenant

Springfield aldermen have given developers the green light to build Jefferson Crossing — a multi-acre development that will sit on the northwest corner of Jefferson Street and Veterans Parkway.

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Group Urges Schock to Support Immigration Reform

Two days before Independence Day, a group favoring Senate-passed immigration law demonstrated outside the Springfield office of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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Christian County Investigating 20 Machine Shed Burglaries

The Christian County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a rash of machine shed burglaries that’s taken place over the past two months.

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SPD Reports Another Police Impersonator

Springfield Police are reporting another case of police impersonation, but it’s likely unrelated to the string of similar instances a few months ago.

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Local Lawmakers Oppose Quinn’s Concealed Carry Changes

Springfield-area state senators aren’t happy with the governor’s concealed carry changes.

Quinn Changes Concealed Carry Bill

Governor Pat Quinn has made changes to the concealed carry bill lawmakers passed this Spring session.

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Light May Be on the Horizon for Pension Reform

A member of the bipartisan committee charged with crafting a compromise to the pension reform impasse says she sees some…

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Economy Improving?

The Flash Index, put out by the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs, reads 106.3 for June.

District 186 Top-Heavy?

The Springfield school board is planning an audit this fall to answer a question on the minds of some area…

New Law to Protect Elderly

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s signed a new law to better protect elderly Illinois residents and adults with disabilities. Quinn…

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.