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A Merger For Two Regional Offices Of Education

The July 1st deadline is looming for Illinois Regional Offices of Education to consolidate or beeliminated to reduce the number of offices from 44 to 35.

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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Woman in Springfield Motorcycle Crash Dies

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

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McMenamin Wants Special NAPA Meeting

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Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says Corporation Counsel Todd Greenburg is leading the city astray.

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Taylorville Couple Wins $20.25 Million Lottery Prize

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Taylorville newlyweds, not married for more than a month, are the state's newest millionaires.

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Oberweis Welcomes Senator Kirk’s Support in Attempt to Unseat Senator Durbin

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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate now has the support of Sen. Mark Kirk

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Three Springfield Businesses Cited for Serving Minors

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Three Springfield businesses that sell alcohol have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

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Rutherford’s Request to Drop Lawsuit Delayed

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Treasurer has to wait longer to get decision on dismissing harrassment charge