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What Does SCOTUS Ruling Mean Here?

The U-S Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday but with that ruling, Illinois still may lag behind much of the nation.

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Jefferson Crossing Funding Advances; City Wants “Terrorism Coverage”

The long neglected corner of Jefferson Street and Veterans Parkway in Springfield is on its way to a major development.

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Rochester Board Looks to Clear Up Zoning Language

Members of Rochester’s zoning appeals board are meeting to create better definitions of residential buildings in the village’s zoning rules.

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Reward Offered for Busting Drug-Involved Elected Officials

There’s a $10,000 reward being offered in an effort to uncover any elected officials who are involved in heroin trafficking.

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Springfield BOE Alters Meeting Structure

The Springfield Board of Education is changing how it does business only a couple of months into its new term.…

Gov. Quinn Gives Committee “Pep Talk”

Gov. Pat Quinn has words of encouragement for the conference committee that will meet for the first time on Thursday.

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Former GOP Chair Apologizes for Remarks — Via Text

A Republican congressional candidate in Illinois says a former GOP official who wrote a derogatory e-mail about her has apologized — via text.

Durbin: Boehner Doesn’t Get It

U-S Senator Dick Durbin says House Republicans could take a page from the Senate’s playbook when it comes to forging…

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Williamsville: New Library and Museum

As Williamsville moves forward on a new building to house both the library and the box car museum, some are…

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Quinn to Impatient Lawmakers: You Can Wait

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been calling on Governor Pat Quinn to sign the concealed carry bill. …

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Langfelder: Y Block Proposals Going Online, to be Considered in Matter of Months

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It won’t be at Tuesday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, but it may not be long before aldermen formally consider the proposals submitted for what to do with the former YWCA block downtown near the Governor’s mansion.

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Springfield School Board Approves Administrator Moves

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The changes include a new principal for Springfield High School.

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Deadline Coming for Constitutional Amendment

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Graduated-tax boosters boast bipartisan support

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Springfield Marks Tourism Week

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There are a lot of misconceptions about Springfield these days according to local tourism officials.

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Conn says she is an example of both the good and bad of Illinois