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Doctors Say Men Should Know Blood Pressure/Sugar Levels

On average men live shorter lives than women, in part because men don’t give as much attention to their health.…

Brady Running for Governor Again

State Senator Bill Brady has announced that he will run for governor for a second time in 2014. Brady said,…


Hy-Vee Reports Survey Scam to Authorities

The Springfield Police Department is warning citizens about a scam happening at a store in Springfield. Although the store is…


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director to Resign


Executive Director Victoria Ringer confirms she will resign.

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Economic Development Director Concerned About Salvation Army Project

10-13-15 Economic Development Commission

TIF agreement expires, and state money still in question.

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Springfield-Area Home Sales Improve

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New CAR president Kristie DeBrun says a continuing "problem" in the local housing market hasn't meant bad things.

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Lottery Looks for New Manager


The Illinois Lottery is ready to begin looking for a new manager.

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Frerichs Frets Over State Budget

MAP Grant Funding

Mike Frerichs sent the Rauner administration a letter earlier this month.