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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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First Openly Gay NFL Draft Cut: Purely Football Decision

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St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says cutting Michael Sam from the team had nothing to do with sexual orientation. It was strictly a football decision.

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Barricaded Man Fortified Residence – Electrified Door

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Drug suspect barricaded himself in his fortified home, including iron bars, plywood and electrified door.

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Oberweis: No Mandatory Labels For Foods

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Both Oberweis and Durbin agree that mandatory labeling of foods is wrong...although both oppose genetically modified products.

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Snuff the Butt at UI Tailgate Parties

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Enforcement still up in the air

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Decatur Asian Carp Screen Back in Place

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Bad winter weather damaged screen