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Crimestoppers Seeks Tips on Suspicious Enos Park Fires

A series of fires in the Enos Park neighborhood last month is this week’s Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers Crime of the Week.

Now What? 3rd Street Could Be An Economic Boon

With the 10th Street corridor rail solution almost a done-deal, businesses in downtown Springfield are turning their attention to what could become an opportunity for the current 3rd Street rail line.

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Concealed Carry Bill Faces Criticism From Journalists

A portion of the concealed carry bill that’s in the governor’s hands is coming under criticism. The seven-person panel that…

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Illinois Economy Showing Signs Of Improvement

The Illinois economy continues to improve. This is according to the University of Illinois Flash Index, which comes in this month at 105.9, up from 105.8 a month ago.

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Gun Bill Sent to Governor For Review

The concealed carry bill has been sent to the governor on Wednesday.

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Petersburg Comm. Fire Protection District Paying 3x Fair Market Value for New Building

Petersburg Mayor John Stiltz told WTAX’s Ray Lytle Show that the building, purchased by the Petersburg Community Fire Protection District for $320,000, is valued at far less than that.

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State Treasurer Not Surprised by Illinois Credit Downgrade

The recent decrease in Illinois’ bond rating is the result of legislators failing to restructure pensions before the end of the legislative session on May 31, says State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, now a Republican candidate for governor.

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Bruce Rauner Running For Illinois Governor

Now we have two Republican candidates running for governor. Bruce Rauner entered today (Wednesday) with a video on his website.

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GOP Candidate for 13th Congressional District Announces Bid

A onetime Miss America from Urbana wants to take her skills to Washington, D. C. Erika Harold is doing it…

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Springfield to Sue Chatham; Kidzeum’s City Funding Snagged on State Money

Chatham brought its own water plant online last year and stopped receiving service from City Water Light and Power in May of last year. But that ran afoul of the village’s contract, which was set to expire in July of this year.

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Snuff the Butt at UI Tailgate Parties

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Enforcement still up in the air

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Decatur Asian Carp Screen Back in Place

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Bad winter weather damaged screen

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.