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Bat Activity on Rise

Bats are starting to become more active, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing

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FARM Bill Goes Down in Defeat

The debate over welfare benefits continues to derail plans to help farmers across the nation.  The U.S. House shot down…

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Special Session Has Same Economic Impact as Conventions

When lawmakers head back to Springfield for a special session, several area businesses gear up for their arrival.

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Drug Bust in North End Motel

Springfield Police say they’ve made a drug bust at a north end motel. Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher says officers served…

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State Workers to Receive Raises July 1; Back Pay in Question

The Quinn administration will start paying overdue raises to state workers July 1st even though lawmakers didn’t approve all the necessary funding.

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IDOT Suffers Bad State Audit

A state audit says IDOT does a sloppy job of keeping its books.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls

Illinois’ unemployment rate is down for the second month in a row.

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Union Against Conference Committee Idea

An Illinois labor leader is not happy with the conference committee set up to hammer out a compromise on public pensions.

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Montgomery Co. GOP Chair Resigns After Racist Comments

Racial slurs are being tossed around about one African American candidate challenging Congressman Rodney Davis.

McCann: Senate Bill 2404 is Best for Illinois Pension Fix

Illinois lawmakers have decided to send the pension issue to a conference committee, which will be comprised of five state…

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New Director Named to ALPLM

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Governor Rauner announces two new appointees, one to the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library.

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Qik-N-Ez Robbery Suspect in Arrested

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Cody Desilva was found with two other subjects in a car on 4th Street early Saturday morning. The other two persons were released.

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Multiple Accident Ties Up Traffic: Police Cite Driver With Medical Emergency

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A multiple accident ties up traffic in Springfield during morning rush hour.

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Home Health Care Advocates Beg Governor Rauner To Keep Overtime

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Advocates of Home Health Care push for Governor Rauner to reconsider banning overtime

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Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

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A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.