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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…


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…


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…


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,…


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.


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.


City, County Unveil Minority Participation Plan

An effort is underway to get minority students interested in engineering.


Scherer Still Pushes for Gas Tax Repeal

The price of a gallon of gas would go down, under a proposal a Springfield area lawmaker is sponsoring.

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Springfield City Council Waits to Establish Drone Policy

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The Springfield City Council is apparently willing to wait a little while for further regulations from higher powers in government on drones.

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Rauner Stands by Refugee Stance

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his stance on temporarily stopping Syrian refugees from coming into Illinois, but doesn't explain why he believes he has the authority to do so.

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Morton, Illinois — Pumpkin Capital of the U.S.

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When you enjoy your Thanksgiving dessert, take a moment to think about Morton, a village between Peoria and Bloomington.

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Springfield Police Investigate Early Tuesday Shooting


Police are continuing to investigate a shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man injured.

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Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

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Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.