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Illinois Business Groups Support Pension Proposal

Business groups including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturing Association say they’re in favor of a pension overhaul that lawmakers are poised to consider this week.

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Drivers Speeding on Tollway System

Shockingly, drivers are speeding on the Illinois Tollway system. Tollway engineers have determined that 95 percent of the vehicles using…

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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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Springfield IG Position On Hold Pending Ward 10 Appointment

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An ordinance is on the table to create the Office of Inspector General, which could be a full time or part time contractual employee.

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Springfield Prayer Vigil Held in Wake of Ferguson Riots

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Riots in Ferguson spark frank discussions in Springfield

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Man Takes Money, Jewelery From North End Store

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Springfield Police are looking for a man that robbed a north end payday loan store Tuesday morning.

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Christian County Authorities Investigate Baby Death

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A one month old baby is dead in Kincaid.

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Illinois Ebola Hotline Suspended

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The number of calls to it has fallen sharply.