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Black Thursday Is Here

Retailers don’t want to miss out on your dollar

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Pension Deal Could Be in the Works

Lawmakers are back in town next week. Pension reform deal to be finalized?

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Proposal to Settle Document Shredding Lawsuit to be Considered Next Week

Springfield aldermen will consider an ordinance Tuesday from Mayor Mike Houston to settle with Calvin Christian III regarding the shredding…

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Oak Ridge Cemetery Privatization Appears to be DOA

The much debated topic of privatizing Oak Ridge Cemetery seems to be dead for now.    Cemetery Director Michael Lelys told…

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Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for 15 Ill. Counties

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 15 counties in Illinois after severe storms and tornadoes struck the state.

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Legislative Leaders Meet Tuesday; Try Hashing Out Pension Deal

Illinois’ legislative leaders met Tuesday to try to put the finishing touches on a pension restructuring plan. The Illinois House is scheduled…

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Sen. Kirk Tours Tornado Damaged Washington, Ill.

Local and state leaders took U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) around tornado-ravaged Washington, Ill. Tuesday afternoon, adding the senator, hobbled by a stroke almost two years ago, even got out and walked.

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We’re Number One… in Soybean Production

It’s Illinois’ turn to wear the soybean crown.

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You’ve Been Warned-Police Out in Force During the Holidays

Ticket-or-click-it. It is not just a slogan.

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Attempted Murder Sends Springfield Man to the Hospital

Springfield Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man.

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Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

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Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.

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Lawmakers Could Consider “Turnaround Agenda” Items Wednesday

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on properties taxes are on the agenda today in Senate committees.

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Sparks Fly as House Moves $36.3 Billion Spending Plan

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Budget bills are moving out of the Illinois House and are being prepared for floor action in the Senate.

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Fulgenzi, Langfelder Continue to Address Liquor License Voting Concerns

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"It is what it is, and we have to make sure it works."

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SMTD Votes to Cut Routes, Including State Fair Service

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The Springfield Mass Transit District will be doing away with several routes that officials say are unused, in just a month's time.