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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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Arrest Made in Weekend Homicide

Springfield Police have made an arrest in the Saturday murder of Rebecca Cleaton.

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Kidzeum Recieves $1 Million From State

One bill that beat the legislative deadline will provide one million dollars to Springfield’s Kidzeum.

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NWS Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Decatur

The National Weather Service has confirmed some of Friday’s desctruction in Decatur was caused by a tornado.

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Rail Consolidation Moving Forward

Its just one more step in the long, drawn-out process but it is a major one.  Sangamon County Board members…

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Conceal Carry on Quinn’s Desk

Lawmakers are breathing a little easier this week, knowing they met their deadline on passing concealed carry.  They sent a…

Pension Reform (or not)

The Illinois legislature has adjourned for the summer without restructuring the state’s pension system. House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego)…

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Flooding in Sangamon County

Rains on Friday caused flooding problems in the surrounding area. Flood warnings were in effect for southwestern Sangamon County until…

Lawmakers Fighting for Murray Center

State Representatives are once again asking Governor Pat Quinn to keep the Murray Developmental Center open. State Rep. Charles Meier says…

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US Rep. Davis: OK With Lawsuit Against Obama

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Whether President Obama winds up at the defense table or not, one of Illinois' Republican Congressmen is defending the move to sue him

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Audit: State Wait Times for Nursing Care Claims 3 Months

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Audit finds may seeking state-paid nursing home care have been waiting more than 90 days for a decision on their cases

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The Fix for Illinois in 98 Steps

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Ex-lawmaker, ex-revenue chief co-write new book

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State Fairgrounds Repairs Are Ongoing

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IHPA is also short of cash

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A New Law Will Support Community Health Workers

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