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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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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.

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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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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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Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

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Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

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SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

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The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

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U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

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University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

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U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

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Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.