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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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Gov Candidate Wants a Different Way to Raise Campaign Cash

Democrat Bill Daley says state lawmakers shouldn’t be allowed to accept campaign contributions while they’re meeting in Springfield.  Daley, who…

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Grandstand Roof Repairs Won’t Be Finished by Fair Time

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Repairs to the state fair grandstand's roof won't be finished by the time the fair begins.

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“No Sign of Homicide” in Female Body Found in Rochester

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Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards hopes the mystery of a woman's skeleton found in Rochester over the weekend could be solved soon.

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Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules “Too Complicated”

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A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

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Changes Are Coming to Deer Hunting Rules

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Late-winter antlerless loses some counteis, including Sangamon