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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…


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.


Gun Bill Sent to Governor For Review

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


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.


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.


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.


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…


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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Next Step Taken in 10th Street Rail Project

The Sangamon County Board approved a resolution that creates an intergovernmental agreement with the county, city of Springfield and the Illinois Department of Transportation.


New Deadline to Sign Concealed Carry: July 9

The Illinois attorney general’s office says the federal appellate court has given the state an extra 30 days to lift its ban on concealed weapons.

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The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners…

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U of I Business Incubator has NSF Grants for Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

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SAA Hopes to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano with Crowdfunding Help

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.