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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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Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

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The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

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Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

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Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

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A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.