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Kiplinger: Springfield 8th Most Affordable City in the Nation

Those that book conventions and tours from across the nation are taking a look at the latest rankings of the most livable cities.

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Legislative Leaders Meet in Chicago; No Pension Agreement

Governor Pat Quinn is asking legislative leaders to combine their pension reform proposals into one bill.

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Auburn Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A 47 year old Auburn man is dead following a single vehicle crash in Morgan County.

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Audit: SIU Missing “Our” Property

A state audit of Southern Illinois University has found it lacking in some areas: too few computers in Carbondale and…

New Lincoln Artifact Discovered

Two Illinois State University math professors doing research into the history of school math recently found another leaf of Abraham Lincoln’s workbook at Harvard’s Houghton Library.

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Susan G. Komen Foundation Announces $80k for Local Agencies

The Susan G. Komen Foundation Springfield Race for the Cure will be in May of next year at the state…

Sen. Dillard Calling on Fellow Lawmakers to get Pension Deal Done

What are the chances for success when lawmakers meet June 19 to discuss pension restructuring? There’s no deal in place,…

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CWLP ‘Round Up’ Program Kicks Off

City Water, Light and Power customers will see a donation form in their June bill for Round Up. The program…

Durbin: Student Loan Interest Must Stay at 3.4%

The U.S. Senate failed to pass two bills that would have stopped a possible increase in student loans for those…

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Springfield Man Threatens to Kill Father, Eludes Police

Springfield Police are looking for a man who threatened to kill, and pulled a gun on, his father. Police arrived…

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Budget Expert Paid $165k Leaves Illinois Without Spending Plan

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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.

The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place.

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Medical Episode Sends SUV into Glenwood Intermediate School

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The driver is not being charged and suffered from non-life-threatening injuries.

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Union Hopes for New Contract with Mitsubishi

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Union officials say they're pursuing contract negotiations with Mitsubishi even though the automaker plans to shut down its plant in Normal.

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Fire at Second City

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Offices destroyed, theatre apparently okay