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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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Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?

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Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

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RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

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City Council to Reconsider Eliminating Vacation Payout

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The Springfield City Council could finally be poised to consider nixing a plan that gives city employees a higher retirement benefit, at the expense of unused vacation pay.

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Professor Suing U of I Has New Job

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Steven Salaita will work for the American University of Beirut.

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Plenty of Room Left at Illinois Landfills

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Existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.