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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.


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.


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.


Springfield BOE Questions Administration Residency

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


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.


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…


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.


Springfield Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

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

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100 Days In… Still No Budget Progress


To say Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats are at an impasse is an understatement.

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Rauner Appoints Jacksonville Businessman to Lead IHPA

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Jim Bruner is known for his business acumen, having led United Contractors Midwest since 2001.

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Amtrak to Suspend Chicago to St. Louis Train Service Oct. 17 – 31


The work was scheduled for later in the month to avoid disrupting travel during the NLDS between the Cardinals and Cubs.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

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Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.