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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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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

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Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

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Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

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Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

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Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

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A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

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Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.