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Rutherford Announces Gubernatorial Run on WTAX

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford told WTAX’s Ray Lytle show that he’s running for governor.

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Harris Found Guilty In Beason Murders

Chris Harris is guilty. A jury says there’s enough evidence to prove he killed five members of the Gee family in Beason, back in 2009.

Topinka: Illinois as Zimbabwe?

State Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka may not be in the trenches fighting the budget battles but she is far from just…

Fracking to Bring 45K Jobs to Southern Illinois

The Illinois House has approved a series of regulations on the practice of fracking. Lawmakers supporting the new rules were…

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An Economic Development Bill Gains Momentum in Illinois

Legislation touted as a win for the entire state has passed the Illinois House. The bill, which materialized late Thursday…

Madigan’s Pension Overhaul Fails in Senate

State Senators have overwhelmingly defeated House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension overhaul proposal on a 16-42 vote.

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Prosecutor: Harris Defense “Laughable”

“Laughable” is what prosecutor Mike Atterbury called murder defendant Christopher Harris’ claim that he killed a 14-year-old boy in self-defense.

Senate Passes More Budget Bills

The Illinois Senate has sent a handful of budget bills to the governor, including a supplemental budget bill that will…

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Springfield Man Gets 29 Years for Drug Dealing

A Springfield man will serve 29 years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine.

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Springfield Officials Paint Rosy Budget Picture

City officials are putting a positive spin on the city’s checking account.

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Springfield IG Position On Hold Pending Ward 10 Appointment

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An ordinance is on the table to create the Office of Inspector General, which could be a full time or part time contractual employee.

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Springfield Prayer Vigil Held in Wake of Ferguson Riots

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Riots in Ferguson spark frank discussions in Springfield

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Man Takes Money, Jewelery From North End Store

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Springfield Police are looking for a man that robbed a north end payday loan store Tuesday morning.

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Christian County Authorities Investigate Baby Death

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A one month old baby is dead in Kincaid.

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Illinois Ebola Hotline Suspended

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The number of calls to it has fallen sharply.