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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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Randolph Co. State’s Attorney Won’t Prosecute Concealed Handgun Cases

People who have a valid FOID card in Randolph County can carry guns in public.

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Monarch Butterfly Population Is Shrinking

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Official state insect needs milkweed

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Durbin’s War Chest Swelling

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Senator Dick Durbin’s latest campaign report says he’s got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid…

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Lt. Gov. Pushing for Wider Acceptance of LINK Card

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Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is not done trying to get technology to accept Link cards into all of the state's farmers' markets

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

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Renewed Push for More Casinos

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Two proposals: one for one new casino; the other for five