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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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East Side Fire Kills One

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin has confirmed one person has died in a high rise fire on the city’s east side.

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Judge Threatens Jeff Parsons With Criminal Contempt

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Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.

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Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

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Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.

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Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

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Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.

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Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

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Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency

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Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

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Oberweis wants seven debates before Nov. 4.