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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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Rauner Says His Experience is Needed to Control State Expenses

Stopping short of calling all politicians and union leaders corrupt, GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says his background as…

Lisa Madigan’s Father Could Negatively Affect Her Run for Governor

Lisa Madigan may face more trouble in a run for governor than anticipated.  A “Chicago Sun-Times” poll reveals some voters…

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DIRT Team Arrests Man Second Time for Drug Charges

A man sheriff’s deputies arrested on drug charges earlier this month has been arrested again… on drug charges.

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Death of Missing Southren View Man Ruled Suicide

Authorities don’t believe foul play was involved in the death of a missing Southern View man.

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Gov Hopeful in Springfield Today

Private equity manager Bruce Rauner, running for governor, is in the midst of a cross-state campaign trek. The campaign for…

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Missing Man Found Dead

An area man who has been missing since early June has been found dead.  Sanagmon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says…

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Mural Funding Approved; City Code on Closed Meetings Updated

There was no evidence of past political battles over downtown murals at this week’s Springfield City Council meeting.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.

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Judge Makes Ruling in Drowning Death Civil Suit

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A judge has clarified what the family of a Springfield drowning victim will receive after a jury in February said the city acted recklessly when the teen died in 2007.

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Study: Illinois High in Political Corruption

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Illinois remains No. 3 in the nation when it comes to political corruption.