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Auburn Could Soon Expand Liquor Purchasing Hours

Liquor purchases might soon be allowed on Sundays in the city of Auburn.

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186 Administrative Residency Requirement Still Looms; Leming Contract Extended

It will be at least a few more weeks before the Springfield Board of Education decides what it wants to do regarding an administrative residency requirement.

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Saturday Mail from Springfield to Champaign Just The Beginning?

Springfield is moving Saturday postal processing services to Champaign and registry mail to St. Louis. One employee said that the…

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UIS “Leadership Lived” Advertisments Attract New Students

Nearly a year after the University of Illinois Springfield launched its first and only campaign brand, “Leadership Lived” is still going strong.

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Springfield Mayor, Aldermen Spar Over Downtown TIF

A matter of miscommunication? At least one Springfield alderman thinks so and says he is getting frustrated.

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2014 Governor’s Race Has Early Target

The early target in the race for the Republican primary for governor is “the rich guy.”

Quinn Still Pushes Pension Conference Committee

Gov. Pat Quinn wants to keep the pension fire burning by establishing a so-called conference committee if lawmakers don’t pass a plan this Wednesday.

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Flood Impacted Illinoisans Eligible for SNAP

People impacted by spring floods can get help buying groceries.

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Gun Found in Pontiac Correctional Center Walls

Officials say they’ve found a gun inside the walls at Pontiac Correctional Center.

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AG Madigan Wants Even More Time to Review Concealed Carry

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

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.