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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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Downtown TIF Balance Low

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

Political Vet to State GOP: Get it Together

Illinois Republicans have an uphill climb, and the former chairwoman doesn’t have good memories of her time there.  Illinois Comptroller…

Madigan Guts Senate Pension Bill

The rift over pension reform continues.

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Tips To Stay Cool This Summer

Ameren Illinois wants to make sure everyone battling the heat stays cool for the summer.

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Southern Illinois’ Only Crime Lab Will Close

The only forensic crime lab in Southern Illinois is scheduled to close by this time next year.

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House Minority Leader Weighs In On Pension Reform

The Illinois House minority leader has been asked to keep an open mind when it comes to public pension reform.

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Springfield Ward 6 Residents Receive Grants

Fourteen homeowners in Springfield’s Ward Six are 500 dollars richer after receiving grants to spruce up their homes through the ward’s Neighborhood Pride Home Ownership Grant Program.

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Barr Announces Run for Sangamon County Sheriff

Retired Sangamon County Deputy Wes Barr is officially running for the top spot.

AG Madigan: Fix Pensions So I Can Defend in Court

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says it benefits no one for lawmakers to remain at a stalemate over public pension reform.

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State’s ACT Scores Are Close to National Average

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Significance: Illinois is one of only twelve states testing everybody

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

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 is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

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Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

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Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.