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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.

Pension Compromise on the Horizon?

“Obviously, there’s a need for some compromise,” Madigan told reporters. “The expectation is that the ten appointees to the (conference) committee will act in good faith and strike a compromise.”

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.