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Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Rating; Quinn Calls Special Session

The state has suffered its second credit rating downgrade in less than a week.

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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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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.