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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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Interesting Weather Day on Tap

A weather phenonemon known as Derecho will likely be affecting our weather this afternoon and tonight.  Meteorologist Greg Trumbold with…

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Discussion of Public Art Funding Turns Heated

Tensions were high in the Springfield City Council chambers as an hour-long debate about public money for murals on downtown buildings turned ugly and, at times, personal.

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Chatham Awaiting CWLP Lawsuit

The village of Chatham is in “wait and see” mode after the city of Springfield announced it’s moving forward with a…

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Misuse Of Handicapped Parking A Problem In City

Recently several instances of confusion regarding the rules of handicap zones have been brought to the attention of the Springfield…

Davis Not Surprised Harold is Running Against Him

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis is reacting to the news he will be running against a former beauty pageant winner. Davis…

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Police Searching for Missing Man

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing man. Officials say Timothy “mo Ryan was last seen early…

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Ball-Chatham $35 Million Project

The Ball-Chatham School District has launched a $35 million construction plan, thanks to a voter approved bond referendum.

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ISBE To Receive Level State Funding

A $6.6 billion budget is good news to members of the Illinois State Board of Education.

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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.

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Questions About Accused Teen Murderer’s Mental Fitness

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Questions have risen about the mental fitness of a Springfield teenager being tried as an adult for murder.

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Police Arrest 10 Suspected of Drug, Gun Crimes

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Authorities say they have arrested ten people they beleive have involved in either drug or gun violence, or both.

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Blagojevich Attorney to Ask Full Court for Rehearing

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The unanimous ruling let 13 counts stand. Requests for full-court hearings aren't granted automatically.