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Illinois GOP Announces Chicago Recruitment Campaign

Illinois Republicans are seeing opportunity where their fortunes are the worst.

Quinn Prepared to Call Special Session

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s prepared to call lawmakers into special session so they can hash out a deal on pension reform.

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Springfield BOE Questions Administration Residency

The Springfield School Board is looking to crack down on administrators violating residency requirements.

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Davidsmeyer: Tax Increase Will Continue

Some Illinois Republicans say there’s no way the state will be able to roll back part of the increased income tax rate in January 2015, when it’s supposed to partially sunset.

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Conceal Carry Headed to Court

Illinois’ Attorney General is filing a motion to delay a mandate for the state to enact its concealed-carry law. Lisa…

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District 186 Employee Linked to Test Score Leak Reassigned

After two employees from Springfield School District 186 had their resignations accepted for a test score leak, a third will be reassigned to a classroom as a teacher.

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Springfield Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

The Springfield Board of Education has decided on firm to search for the next superintendent.

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Sangamon County Deputies Seize Pot

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested for manufacturing and delivering cannabis. Tracey Hardin was arrested on Saturday after police were…

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Building Purchased to House New Menard Co. Fire Dept. Not Appraised

The Petersburg Community Fire Protection District is breaking off to form its own fire department, and it’s under contract to buy a building that wasn’t appraised.

Fitch Downgrades Illinois Credit to A-

It didn’t take long for a credit rating agency to make good on a promise to Illinois.

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CWLP Dominates City Budget Hearing

2-10-16 Springfield City Council

A public hearing on Springfield's Fiscal Year 2017 budget was mostly dominated by one issue: City Water Light and Power.

6 hours ago in Local

Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today

14 hours ago in Local

On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

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Won't give up on "structural change"

19 hours ago in Local

Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

22 hours ago in Local

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.