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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.


Legislative Leaders Meet in Chicago; No Pension Agreement

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


Auburn Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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


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,…


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…


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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Downtown Springfield Inc. Executive Director to Resign


Executive Director Victoria Ringer confirms she will resign.

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Economic Development Director Concerned About Salvation Army Project

10-13-15 Economic Development Commission

TIF agreement expires, and state money still in question.

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Springfield-Area Home Sales Improve

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New CAR president Kristie DeBrun says a continuing "problem" in the local housing market hasn't meant bad things.

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Lottery Looks for New Manager


The Illinois Lottery is ready to begin looking for a new manager.

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Frerichs Frets Over State Budget

MAP Grant Funding

Mike Frerichs sent the Rauner administration a letter earlier this month.