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Giving Tuesday on a Local Level

It’s the giving season. Mayor Mike Houston issued a proclamation on Monday stating this Tuesday would be a day of…

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Springfield Family of Four Displaced by Fire

A family of four is displaced after fire ripped through their Springfield home late Monday morning.

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Durbin: History Will Not Be Kind to Republicans

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) believes it is time for the House to vote on the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

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Your Chance to Be Last Is Here

Filers in final hour can be last on March ballot

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Vote on Pension Deal Is Expected Tuesday

Not everybody agrees there has been enough time to think about it

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7th Person Dies from Illinois Tornadoes

A seventh person has died from injuries from the recent tornadoes in Illinois. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 82-year-old…

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Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Savings Average $801 for State

Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs are seeing some gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act.…

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IDNR Working to Prevent Spread of Invasive Snail

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters, anglers and others to help prevent an invasive snail from reaching…

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SHG Wins State Title

Another state championship is heading to the Springfield area. Sacred Heart-Griffin High School is now the proud owner of the…

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9 hours ago in Local

UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

13 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

14 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

14 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

15 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving

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The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.