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Gay Couple to Get Illinois Marriage License Early

A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state’s gay marriage law takes effect.


Special Session Scheduled for Dec. 3

The Illinois House will convene for a special session next week on the state’s roughly $100 billion pension crisis.


Mayor Nixes Oak Ridge Privatization Idea; Aldermen React

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has taken off the table an idea to defer Oak Ridge Cemetery operations to a private company.


Illinois AG Investigates Tornado Scammers; Gov. Requests Federal Aid

The Illinois Attorney General is investigating several scams tied to tornado recovery and relief efforts.


Nearly $2,000 Stolen from West Side Wendy’s

Nearly $2,000 was stolen from the Springfield Wendy’s on Lindbergh Boulevard early Monday morning — police are looking for leads.


DIRT Bust Lead to Drugs, Arrest

$2,000 worth of marijuana is off the streets after a Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Drug Interdiction Response team search.

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“Smart Grid” Progressing in Illinois

Utility companies are plowing millions into the so-called “smart grid,” and a consumer group is pleased.

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Study: Wealthy Illinoisans Giving to Charity

A study says Illinois’ wealthiest people are giving more to charity than the rich in other states. A survey by…


Illinois Opens Central Disaster Relief Facility

Illinois residents affected by the November 17th tornadoes can get access to disaster relief and information at a new facility…

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

UIC Makes Push to Host Obama Library

Another Chicago university wants a chance to become the home of President Barack Obama’s presidential library after he leaves office.…

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.