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City to Hire Private Investigator?

Administration trying to get a handle on worker comp claims.

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Springfield’s Budget Draws Criticism

Ald. McMenamin: Still no fix to city pensions in proposed budget.

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Springfield OKs Deal with Chatham Over Water

Springfield alderman ok’d a deal with Chatham to forgo legal wrangling with the village agreeing to pay to the city…

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City OKs Settlement with Christian

At least one court case against the city could be closed pending the approval of a judge.  Springfield aldermen agreed…

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Springfield, Chatham Come to Terms Over Water

Springfield alderman ok’d a tentative deal with Chatham to forgo legal wrangling with the village agreeing to pay to the…

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Agreement Reached Between CWLP and Chatham

Springfield alderman ok’d a tentative deal with Chatham to forgo legal wrangling with the village agreeing to pay to the…

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Sniffing Out Fraud with Unemployment Insurance

A new anti-fraud program with the Illinois Department of Employment Security is claiming a quick victory. The Interstate Claims Unit,…

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An Open Letter from Bob Murray

The following is an open letter to Springfield and central Illinois from Bob Murray.

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Some District 186 Teachers May Be Looking for Work Next Year

Some Springfield District 186 teachers could be looking for work next year.  The Board of Education gave the go-ahead in…

Familiar Hand to Steer District 186

A “new school” superintendent named.

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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

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The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

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Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

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SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.