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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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Illinoisans Overspending on Data Capacity for Smart Phones

Illinoisans are spending a lot of money on data capacity for their smart phones that they don’t use. This is…

Political Expert Questions Conference Committee

In a rarely used maneuver in Illinois, a panel of 10 lawmakers will form a conference committee to resolve differences…

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CWLP Launches New Website

City Water Light and Power has a brand new layout to its website. Customers can pay their bills online and…

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Allergies or Cold?

Although allergens are present all year round, allergy sufferers find the spring, summer and fall months especially troublesome. Many people…

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Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center to Become Doubletree by Hilton

A major presence downtown will soon change names, but it won’t completely change hands.

Brauer: Special Session A Waste; Governor Plans Second Special Session in July

One local official says his constituents have low expecations from the special session set to convene Wednesday at the capitol.

AG Madigan Granted More Time for Concealed Carry Appeal

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is getting another month to decide whether to appeal the concealed carry ruling.

House GOP’s Plans To Fix Pension Problem

A group of Republican lawmakers is promoting a way of dealing with under-funded public pensions in Illinois.

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Roskam Introduces Bill To Sniff Out Medicare Fraud

An Illinois congressman is taking another stab at reducing Medicare fraud.

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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

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It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

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Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.