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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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DeRyke Murder Trial Pushed Back Again

The Watson man accused of killing his seven-year-old niece won’t go to trial until next year.

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Snuff the Butt at UI Tailgate Parties

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Enforcement still up in the air

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Decatur Asian Carp Screen Back in Place

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Bad winter weather damaged screen

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.