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Illinois Could Soon Increase Speed Limit to 70 MPH

Lawmakers are split on whether the speed limit on rural interstates should be increased to 70-miles an hour.


Topinka: Bills Getting Paid… for Now

It’s not a new story, but the state’s comptroller is telling it anyway.


Meredosia Asking For Federal Aid After Floods

Officials in Meredosia are hopeful the federal government will provide aid for reimbursement after flooding along the Illinois River.


Lang Drops Sponsorship of Gambling Expansion Bill

State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is stepping down as chief sponsor of the gaming bill, claiming there’s a possible conflict of interest.


Jurors See Pictures of Beason Survivor’s Injuries

Jurors are getting a glimpse of the injuries suffered by the only survivor of the Beason murders.


AG: Springfield BOE Broke Laws with Milton Separation

The Attorney General’s office says the Springfield School Board acted illegally when negotiating Superintendent Walter Milton’s exit.

House, Senate Pension Bills $28 Billion Apart

One goal of the 2013 spring session of the Illinois General Assembly has been to do something about the state’s…


Attorney General Won’t Weigh in on Springfield PD Shredding

A letter from the Attorney General’s Office addressed to Springfield Mayor Mike Houston states the situation involving the Springfield Police…


Springfield Emergency Alert System Expanded for Public Use

A new emergency notification system is up and running on the springfield.il.us website. Citizens can sign up for email, texting…


HyVee Development Progressing

A sign in front of the old Kmart on MacArthur announcing that HyVee is coming soon is a sign of…

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Help Needed Solving Residential Burglary


Springfield Police are looking for help solving a residential burglary where guns were stolen.

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Collective Bargaining-Go-Round for Rauner, Dems


Rauner: Democrats have done this before

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ISU Prez: “Strong and Stable”


Still upset there's no budget

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St Louis Bridge Jumper Is Dead


Bragged; not necessarily suicidal

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Housing Authority Expansion Continues

Springfield Housing Authority

Executive Director Jackie Newman says there wasn't enough room in the basement for the Section 8 voucher program, dealing with hundreds of landlords and tenants alike.