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Cullerton Says He’ll Call Madigan’s Pension Bill

Senate President John Cullerton says he will call House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension proposal for a vote, but it’s unclear how it will fare. It received just 16 votes before the legislative session wrapped up last month.


Schock: Lower Top Tax Rates; Simplify Filing

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) says everyone wants compliance with the income tax code to be simpler. He says a…


Dead Decatur Woman Identified

The woman found dead at a Decatur construction site has been identified as Karen Kay Gilbert-Gibbs, who was in the area seeking medical treatment.


Pick-Pocketing Crime Ring Continues To Hit Springfield

Springfield police are asking people to be on guard as a professional pick-pocket ring repeatedly hits the city.

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State Funding Improvements in Springfield

Two major construction projects in Springfield will be funded by the state’s Illinois Jobs Now program.


Survey: Most Illinoisans Support Path to Citizenship

A Republican group is touting a survey that purports to show strong support for immigration reform.The survey from the group…


Tallula Woman Injured in 9th Street Crash

A Tallula woman was taken to the hospital after a head-on crash near 9th and Capitol. Police say Angela Beard,…


House Republicans Unveil College Savings Plan

A group of Illinois House Republicans unveiled a package of legislation designed to make college more affordable, and to keep college students enrolled in Illinois schools.


Woman in Springfield Motorcycle Crash Dies

A woman involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend has died.


Downtown TIF Balance Low

The Springfield City Council continues to approve TIF projects even though the Downtown TIF District is running out of money. …

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

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.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.