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Unions Have a Bone to Pick on Pensions

Lawmakers may return after Thanksgiving

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Legislative Leaders Report Pension Progress

Leaders of the Illinois Legislature say they’re making progress negotiating a plan to deal with the state’s $100 billion pension crisis.

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Startup Cost for New Menard Co. Fire Dept.: Roughly $500k

The head of a fire protection district covering rural Menard County thinks it could be ten years before it realizes any savings after breaking off from the city of Petersburg.

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Alderman: City Attorney Unqualified to Hold Position

At least one Springfield alderman thinks his ordinances aren’t being drafted due to a conflict of interest.

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Dynegy Granted Pollution Waivers

The sale of five Illinois coal-fueled power plants is on after a decision by the Illinois Pollution Control Board to allow extra time for installation of equipment to reduce pollution.

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Changes Coming to First Night

Some changes to First Night Springfield are being introduced for the 27th edition of the event.

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Storm Cleanup Continues-“Call Before You Dig”

If you have to dig or remove a tree after Sunday’s storms, you have a call to make first.

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Donations Allow Springfield School to Buy New Instruments

$25 can go a long way in a District 186 classroom.

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Peoria Area Hotels Fill Up

Hotels near central Illinois communities that were hit the hardest by last weekend’s tornadoes say they’re working to accommodate storm victims.

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Tornado Damage Assessment Begins

Federal and state officials are set to meet in Washington to start conducting preliminary assessments of the damage caused by a string of tornadoes that struck Illinois on Sunday.

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Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

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Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

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A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

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Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

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Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

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Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

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Census says numbers are stagnant

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It’s Time to Watch Out for Deer

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November, October top months, says State Farm